The windsurfing world has been shocked again by the untimely death yesterday morning of one of the Netherlands finest windsurfers, Peter Volwater.
Pete was one of the biggest characters on the PWA Tour since his debut in 1995 and was an incredible all round talent, with regular top 5 finishes in multiple disciplines. Known for everything from massive double forwards in the 50 knot winds of Gran Canaria, to blistering speed on the slalom course, Pete was a truly spectacular in all aspects of the sport.
Off the water the story was no different and, with a massive smile and a drink in his hand, Pete led the charge in the bar just as much as on the water, always ready to have fun with the huge number of people who were lucky enough to have him as a friend.
Despite Pete’s massive energy for life, he has sadly lost his long hard battle against his disease.
Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Pete’s family and girlfriend who have been by his side with love and support through everything he has been through, and with the many, many friends who will miss everything that Pete brought to life and to windsurfing. He will be very sadly missed.
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