The 2012 World Champions have now been crowned and Boardseeker catches up with some of them; finding out more about the title winners with a series of quick fire questions. Next up, women's wave champion Iballa Moreno.
Iballa Ruano Moreno
Date of Birth: 1/December/1977
Born in: Gran Canaria
Currently living: Gran Canaria
Sponsors: Roxy, Starboard, Severne, Baker &Mckenzie, VW Comerciales, Flying Objects
Top results: 5 times world champion
Nicknames: Princess Ib
Describe your style on the water: Fluid
Describe yourself off the water: Open minded, friend of my friends and funny
Favourite spot: Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Tenerife
Best memory from 2012:
Being able to organise the world cup in GC and save the event together with my sister and our club Morenotwins.....
What do you think helped you win the title? Training all year in different conditions. Also when there was no wind, I did a lots of training with my Stand Up Paddle board.
How did you celebrate? We had a little celebration on our birthday recently :)
What are your plans for the winter? Staying around the islands for surf and windsurfing....keep training
Who do you admire the most on and off the water? My sister Daida for being a champion in the water and off the water!!! Life give us hard times but only you can make it change and go through it...So I’m thankful she is doing well now and has recovered.
What are your strengths and weaknesses? My strengths are the surfing and weaknesses jumping probably...I would like to learn some new jumps!
What skills would you like to have from another competitor? Daida´s jumps :)
Image credits PWA/John Carter