Jan Sleigh

Rider Profile

Nickname: Slayer

DOB: February 17, 1969

Hometown: Newquay, UK

Homespot: Gwithian and all the breaks around Cornwall in the UK

Sponsors: Naish, Silver Surf Sports

Website: www.jansleigh.com

Favorite Naish Gear: Naish Wave 85, Force R1 4.7 & Hokua 9’0” (SUP)

Duties as Team Rider @ Naish: Get as many people as possible as stoked on Naish as I am!

WS goals for 2014: Always to push myself harder and learn more while having fun, as well as travel to some new exciting locations and find and ride some different breaks in Cornwall.


If you were an animal, what animal would you be & why?
Probably a polar bear. I like solitude and polar bears are pretty solitary. I read Northern Lights by Philip Pullman a while ago and loved the concept of the armored polar bears. That would be a pretty cool animal to be.

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?
I think teleportation would be a good superpower. I could check the forecast, grab my gear and travel instantly to my favorite spots around the world. Then come home and sleep in my own bed. 

Favorite song right now:
Right now its gotta be “Writhe” by American Head Charge

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?

My philosophy of life is….
Work hard. Play harder. You only get out what you put in and that means working hard at everything you do.

Favorite dish to eat? To cook?
I love Mexican food, so cooking and eating anything Mexican. 

When are you happiest?
Any day I windsurf, sup or surf is a good day, especially when I chill out with my girlfriend afterwards. I am super happy when I am travelling to windsurf, too.

You want to impress your date, where do you take them?
The Maldives.

There is no wind so I’m going to __________?

Are you a spender or a saver?
Both. I am pretty careful with money. I plan out how much I need every month for the year.  Then I save as much as possible on that plan and then only spend on the things that make me happy. That means I only buy things I really, really want or need. I’ll go for months only buying essentials – but then I will go and buy a plane ticket to go windsurfing somewhere, or buy a present for someone.