BSB JAN ’16 – Alice Arutkin

Full Name: Alice Arutkin, and recently Lilly Baykin on my private Facebook page, it’s a mix of my dad and my mum family side.

What are your best features? Living a beautiful life, happy and healthy with my man in our big house with the big garage in Maui on the beach, with 5 dogs and 3 kids around me! The simple life 😉

4/5 totally wrapped up and living the dream

Where are you from? I am French and from the north of France, a beautiful and hearty place. My home spot is called Wissant, it’s the best place to train in France for me. But I am lucky to travel a lot, especially in the winter when it’s getting really cold at home! 

5/5 beautiful and hearty

What is work? Work?? never heard about this world !! Haha no, I am kidding. I went to  school until 18 years old, and after that I decided to focus myself on windsurfing. My parents always pushed me to live my dreams, work hard to progress, enjoy and succeed. That’s the way to happiness for me and it’s much more important than any power or money can bring you other jobs! 

5/5 all we hear is the french accent as we read this

What watersports do you do? Mostly windsurf, I love stand up paddle, I can wakeboard and I surf as well but I have a real passion for dance, which is not a watersport, but it’s important to me 😉

5/5 the first two words ticked all the boxes

What is your most memorable achievement in watersports? In 2014 I realised my best performance, I made my first podium on the PWA windsurfing wave world tour. I was 3rd behind the Morenos Queen twins, it’s was an honor and a real pleasure to get this trophy in Maui at the famous windsurf spot of Ho’okipa, where all the best windsurfer in the world were. A magical moment that I will never forget!

5/5 And a podium on the world tour as well!

What should a guy do to impress you? I don’t like it when a guy is trying to show off to impress me. I really love to be impressed by someone when he succeeds in something he worked hard to get, but he has to be natural and simple. I rather like a shy guy than a guy who is to confident and proud of himself! 

4/5 so a double forward loop isn’t essential? There’s hope for us yet…

What makes a windsurfer a good boyfriend? I never get this kind of relationship with a windsurfer. I guess it could be sharing the same passion! But for me, I already have my Dad, my brother and most of my friends who are windsurfers; we all speak and live for that all the time. I always had boyfriends who were not involved in windsurfing at all and it was nice for me not to share it and for him to also show me his passion. It’s so exciting to learn, discover new thing and see the world differently with someone.

3/5 …and that hope is lost, but good news for CoD players.

Alice Arutkin performs at Cape Town 2014 – Cape Town in Cape Town 30.01.2014

What qualities would your perfect man have? Kindness, smart, honest and fun are the qualities I need for my “perfect man”. I think the complicity between 2 persons is the most important. If you can speak anytime about anything and laugh everyday is very important. Being honest to each other, and keep the passion of love until the end 😉

4/5 our clones are always honest and impartial, have a dry sense of humour and the search for love will never end…

What is more important: a solid bank account or a solid six pack? These 2 things are superficial to me. I want a man as I said before, and these 2 things can be a bonus but it can’t come before the others otherwise the relation is based on something which is not eternal as love! I just realise that in all my answer I am a little naive and romantic, but it’s how I see love and life.

4/5 the romance is overwhelming

What’s the wildest thing you have ever done? Swimming naked in Maui at Baldwin beach, during night of course, with some friends!! I try to do it every year, but I won’t tell you the day, just in case, haha!! 

5/5 !!!

Are wetsuits sexy? Bikinis are sexy, wetsuits are better and better every year but we can still make some work on it! My sponsor partner, Abysse make some amazing Bikinis and small wetsuits in geoneoprene, which make perfect quality, comfortable and crazy sexy products!

5/5 Our clones would be happy to join in next seasons photoshoot.

What do you prefer and why?

a)freestyle sessions: slow to start, then lots of spinning and contorting your body into crazy positions.

b)speed sessions: super fast, high adrenaline but it’s over before you know it

c)wave sessions: a nice smooth ride, where you’re in control and can try something new if you’re feeling adventurous

Definitely a wave session. Wave riding is one of the best feelings I ever had in my life. Feeling free on the wave in the ocean, feeling the sun warm on the skin, it’s more than a simple pleasure, it’s my idea of perfection 😉

5/5 ours also, yes definitely ours.

Photo Score: 5/5

Overall BSB Score: 91%

You can find out more about Alice Arutkin on her Facebook Page.

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