In 1979 the 23-year-old Italian Claudio Brunotti travelled to the Netherlands and settled in Scheveningen, a village on the Dutch coast. The region is not well know because of its beautiful blue ocean, but for its perfect conditions for windsurfing with its fierce wind and waves. Back in the days it was a very popular activity among families and water sports in the days it was a very popular activity among families and water sports addicts.
Which may be one of the reasons why Claudio also started windsurfing. The beaches were full of windsurf enthusiast. In 1983 even the world championships were organised there. More than 100.000 people went to the coast of Scheveningen to witness the best windsurfers of the world competed in this epic competition.