Words Finn Mullen, Timo Mullen, John Skye, John Carter, Peter Hart & Dave White // Photos John Carter
If a cat has nine lives then Dave White surely has ten. Whitey has a unique world class talent for windsurfing …and survival. The warrior faced his toughest test last year suffering a stroke whilst windsurfing in Mauritius. Almost one year on, and with the help of his family, we interviewed Dave on his recovery with questions from John Skye, John Carter and Peter Hart and insight from Timo Mullen, John Skye and Dave’s wife, Sally White, on how events unfolded in Mauritius that fateful day. It’s tough reading, but not as tough as Whitey and his family! Read on for a moving story about one of our most famous windsurfers and the heroic actions of two kitesurfers and a local boatman who helped save his life.