At 4:30pm, 2x reigning American Windsurfing Tour women’s Champion Ingrid Larouche clocks out of the Hood River Physical Therapy office for her last day of work in Oregon this season. One of the most decorated windsurfers in North America in the last few years, Ingrid is getting ready to head back over to Maui where she will balance her part-time work with training for the last stop of the AWT, only 3 weeks away. Her sights purely set on one goal, to attain her 3rd AWT title.
Unlike some of the pros that we’ve come to know over the years, Ingrid hails from a cold part of the North American continent in north eastern Quebec, far away from any environment that drums up the notion of wanting to become a full-time windsurfer.
Making her way south to the US through her physical therapy career, Ingrid found the sport of windsurfing and, as with many of us, it quickly became her passion and obsession, leading her to immigrate to the US. Now, with her 3rd AWT title close within reach, Ingrid plans to take her windsurfing to the next level with hopes of entering onto the PWA scene at the forthcoming event in Ho’okipa.
Now it is time to get to know the leading lady of the AWT and hear about her 2013 season. Click on the next page for more.