With the celebration of our 40th anniversary, we caught up with some of our Fanatic legends: Meet Mr. Fanatic Craig Gertenbach!


As Brand Manager for Fanatic, Craig divides his time between testing, sales, team management and boardbag packer at photoshoots. South African born and bred he took up windsurfing back in 1982, joining Fanatic as a rider and competitor in 1995.


Some facts about Craig:

Title: Fanatic Brand Manager

Career/Relation to Fanatic: Started 1995 as rider and product tester, then Product Manager and since 2004 Brand Manager

With Fanatic since: 1995 Windsurfing since: 1982

Highlights: Multiple South African Champion, PWA 1992-97 with some Top Ten Wave results, Fanatic R&D ranges since 1995…

Favourite board: Grip 82, Falcon 114, Sky Wing 5’0”, AllWave SUP Favourite discipline: Waves Besides windsurfing: Wing Foiling, SUPing, Snowboarding, Road Cycling, Travelling

Anything else? Stay safe, we´ll all be out there on the water soon!


Enjoy watching the interview!