world's best jet pilots + competition results

Tiago Sousa INTERVIEW WITH Tiago Sousa

How old are you?

26



What city are you from?

Bourcelos Portugal



Any children?

No



Pets?

Dogs Sparc and Tango



What year did you try a jetski for the first time?

1996



Who taught you to ride?

My father



Who is/was your riding idol?

Jeff Jacobs



What year did you start competing?

1996



What is the best city to compete in?

Mirandela, Portugal



What are the qualities of an ideal rider?

Consistency



If you could change one thing in jetski competitions what would it be?

Put the world's best racers in one federation



What do you usually eat for breakfast before the competition?

Black tea, bread with peanut butter and coffee.



If you have any superstitions before the competition what are they?

I take my ski to the water by myself



How many jetskis did you sink?

1



If not jetskis what would you compete in?

Surfing



What do you like better, flat water or surf?

Surf



How many jetskis did you have during your career?

10



How often do you think about your safety before competition?

Not at all



Would you like more powerful motor or more maneuverable jetski?

Maneuverability



Who else is allowed to ride your jetski?

My dad, to fix it.



What was the craziest moment of your career?

When I went to the hospital with my head bleeding.



Who is your biggest fan?

My parents, brother and girlfriend, and Paula, Carlos Andre and Diogo.



Did you ever cry when you won?

Yes



Would you rather be 1st in front of no spectators or last in front of 10,000 spectators?

Last in front of 10,000 spectators



If you are a racer, how closely do you follow freestyle?
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If you are a freestyler, how closely do you follow racing?

I try to watch freestyle shows, I think they are important for jet ski sport to grow.