Hi Ignacio! Can you tell us who you are, where you are from, and what you do?
I am Ignacio Guisasola, surfer from Pontevedra, Galicia. I am now living in A Coruña and during the year I dedicate myself to surf, compete in the places that motivate me the most and study.
Why do you like living in Galicia? What inspires you here for your work?
After several trips I have realized that Galicia is unique, we have everything here: lonely waves, culture, good food, an incredible scenery ... In the end you have to go outside to realize what you have at home. What inspires me the most in Galicia is the adaptability that you need to have, you can wake up and see that it is a sunny day, heat, off shore wind, perfect waves and suddenly you reach the beach and the day has changed completely and you have to adapt and find a way to enjoy that moment even if the same conditions do not exist as before... Its climate is what inspires me.
How is a day in your life ? What does really daily motivate you?
My weeks are quite organized, I go to class every day from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm; On Monday, Wednesday and Thursday I have afternoon surf training; and on Monday, Wednesday and Friday I have physical training. On weekends I am free, I take the opportunity to record a little free surfing, I make surfing plans with friends, we have dinner and then have a drink there (whatever arises hehe). What really contributes to me in my day to day is to feel productive, to feel that I do and take things forward.
Tell us a little about your work and your passion for what you do
If I am honest I think I have no life to suffer, I enjoy everything I do and I have always been able to combine leisure with training, luckily I do a sport in which you can do both easily. It is a passion that I have lived since I was very young and that I believe it will never change, at least that is my goal, to live this passion just like the first day I entered the water.
What do you think about sustainability, recycling, nature, etc.?
Without a doubt the world needs a break, we have done a lot of damage to it over the years and I believe that change is in our hands, and there is only one way to sustainability, recycling, etc.
How are you handling confinement and what do you miss the most?
The truth is that I am carrying it better than I expected and that I have been at home for a long time, because on the way back from the trip to Morocco I got sick with symptoms of COVID 19 and the emergency doctor from Coruña ordered me to be at home 15 days before the Government decreed the state of alarm. What I miss the most is definitely surfing, making plans with friends and training. This confinement is being very positive, I have time to do all the things that I wanted so much when my day to day did not allow me, I can organize all the images that I have from trips that I did to make videos, learn to do crafts by recycling things that we no longer use at home and above all, and to spend time with the family because it has been a long time since I spent more than 3 days at home hehe.