I was born in Athens, Greece, on the 15th of March, 1987. At the age of 9, snowboarding managed to change my life forever. At the time, I had no idea what it was all about.
As a city-boy I grew up in a hectic but friendly neighborhood. I was a boy of adventure and exploration. Having a great thirst for life I never refused to grasp new opportunities and I was always trying new things.
I remember the day when my older brother mentioned the word “snowboarding”. I asked him what it was, he explained it to me in a few words, and this is how it all began.
“Sliding down a mountain full of snow on a board” was enough to blow this 9 years old boy’s mind. It was something that existed only in my imaginary world. Snowboarding allowed me to slide out of my imagination into the world of excitement. Sliding became riding, progression came out of riding and snowboarding became part of my life!
Photo: Panos Davios