Some might say that he is banned in the town of Bangor on weekends and he can’t eat mashed potato. Some say he breaks into people’s house and leaves two extra mysterious keys in their kitchen drawer. Some say that he can rig up in less than twenty seconds using only a pair of chopsticks and can run a three minute mile backwards. Some say he reads the latest Windsurf magazine cover to cover every night before he goes to sleep and he once counted to a million just for fun. All we know is that his brother once locked him in the shed and he was later found hanging from the window by his underpants that were caught on the latch. Brotherly squabbles aside, he spent five years working at the Welsh National Watersports Centre where he fell in love with windsurfing and never looked back. A late starter in the sport his natural talent for wave sailing was soon apparent and he hit the pro circuit on both the BWA and PWA world tours. Last season his hard work paid off after he stole the show and secured the British wave sailing title in epic conditions down in Cornwall. Phil and his wife Maike now have a beautiful daughter but that doesn’t seem to be slowing him down and we now have the next generation of Horrocks rippers to look forward to.