After recently winning a second PWA Overall Wave World Title, Josh Angulo (Angulo, Maui Sails, DaKine) spoke out at the infamous Sylt closing ceremony[more] and declared his retirement from PWA wave competition in front of thousands of fans.
Angulo sent us this message explaining his reasons, and outlining his delight of being crowned the best wave sailor in the world for a second time.
“How amazing it feels to win a second world title and to be the only brand manager to ever win a world title on his own brand. However, I do understand why my fellow board brand competitors such as Robby Naish and Francisco Goya left the world tour some years back to concentrate on growing their businesses, as it’s quite a challenge being stretched in many directions.
I have now also chosen to concentrate my time on the board business and will not be doing the wave tour in the upcoming years, but will instead focus on the Angulo brand and servicing our clients, as well as head more into the world of slalom and wave sailing for the joy of it rather than striving for results.
A Big thanks to God my family and the country of Cabo Verde for all their support. And a big thanks to everyone around the world who has been following and supporting the Angulo family for all these years.