On his son becoming Wave world champion: “I'm proud of my son. I mean wave world champion is amazing but being it for the second time is even more difficult. He was nervous but he made it. I called my wife and we are both very happy.”
On his son losing to Traversa in the super final:
“Today it didn't matter if he won the super final or was second, he is still the wave world champion. That's excellent. I appreciate that he is behaving like a good sportsman, being happy for Traversa and congratulating him on the podium.”
On how they prepare for a heat:
“Before every heat I talk with Philip about which sails and boards to use. I had a surf school on Gran Canaria for more than twenty years. I trained him since he was a kid, and I've travelled with him on every PWA World Tour for nearly six years now. One-two minutes before the heat I leave him alone to focus on the windsurfing ahead."
"I also take the responsibility that he is not disturbed by reporters or photographers in those last minutes before the heat. I am lifting away burdens from him so that he can concentrate on his windsurfing."
"Philip can get nervous but I think he behaved very calm and relaxed at this Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup 2012.”