Boardseeker Babe – An Irish lovely

Boardseeker BabeFebruary 09: Katie McAnena

Full Name:   Katie McAnena
Age:   22yrs
Height:   5’6″
Eye Colour:   bluey/green

What are your best features?

I’ve been told I have a great set of eyes. Oh and my little Irish accent!

5/5 Melt into those Irish eyes

Where are you from?

Wet and windy Galway on the West Coast of Ireland; wave sailing heaven!

5/5 Now that’s a cool place to go for the weekends (to see Katie of course)!

What is work?

I’m studying Medicine at Uni but I’m on a year off to windsurf around the world and search for the best wind and waves I can find.

5/5 One day, this girl will save your life!

What do you do in your spare time?

I’m pretty much obsessed with windsurfing so when I’m not on the water I’m thinking about it and praying to the wind gods to brew me up a storm! If that fails a good old stand up paddle or surf session always does the trick.

3/5 It was going so well – ditch the stand up girl.

What could a guy do to impress you?

Make me a really good cup of tea and a rasher sandwich for when I get off the water.

4/5 Now that’s a real woman.

What do you like about being in a male dominated sport?

The males!! And the hard-core, hard-working girls it attracts.

4/5 We love hard core girls.

Does a windsurfer make a good boyfriend?

Hell yeah and the position’s currently vacant.

3/5 Don’t sound too desperate.

What is your most memorable achievement to date?

Either running the New York marathon when I was 18 or landing a job as a RedBull car driver without having my licence.

5/5 Both equally impressive.




What’s the wildest thing you have ever done?

I launched myself into a huge day at Ho’okipa with super strong and gusty off-shore wind. I ate sand for half an hour in the shore dump and after I’d made it out I took a trip on the rocks. Dinged my board and my knee, walked back up the hill and launched again. Pain is pleasure!

4/5 This gal has balls! Well, let’s hope not.

Are wetsuits sexy?

They’re about as sexy as your dodgy uncle in a pair of Speedos but seeing as I have to wear one all year round at home I’m gonna go with yes, I really really hope so!

4/5 Anything you wear will be sexy my dear.

What is more important: a solid bank account or a solid six pack?

A solid six pack. But then there’s nothing like a solid beer belly to keep you warm at night!

3/5 There is hope for us.

Finally, you tell your boyfriend you are going sailing for a quick hour. You come back 4 hours later. What do you say to him?

Thanks for the tea and the rasher sandwich love. I’ve got a bruise the shape of a mast on my bum that needs some Deep Heat rubbed into, be a dear?

5/5 Ok, that’s it, time for a cold shower.






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