OUR TEAM
We are passionate with our job
george
rob
niki
michalis
helfrid
George Sakantaris

Samos windsurf centre was hand-built by the owner George Sankantaris in 2000. George grew-up in Kokkari and now has three children of his own – all of whom are aspiring windsurfers! When George is not speeding along the coast on his Slalom kit he can be found enjoying his other favourite past-times which include competing in the PWA events in Turkey, finishing and tormenting his staff.

Rob Horne

Rob Horne is an extremely well-established figure within the windsurf industry with over 15 years teaching experience. He has featured on numerous occasions in Germany’s SURF magazine due to his successful teaching concept and is widely sought after by windsurf companies for events. During the winter months Rob can be found in the Italian Alps (www.livignosnow.com).

Nikki Mcleary

Nikki worked in Dahab Egypt for 6 summers as the resort’s resident videographer before joining the Samos windsurf team. She also contributes regularly to several windsurf and ski magazines on topics relating to sports & exercise science in extreme sports. When she can escape from the office Nikki enjoys a windsurf and in winter can be found in the Italian Alps (www.livignosnow.com).

Michalis Katinas

Kokkari resident windsurfer, designer of all the center’s artwork. He is also owner of Virginia apartments where is more than happy to provide accommodation to fellow windsurfers! When not drawing on his computer, or managing the apartments, Mike is trying to keep up with George, in the local slalom racing track!

Helfrid Strobl

A long-time Austrian friend of the Sakandaris family, Helfrid Strobl is an enthusiastic windsurfer and a very talented photographer. Always being on hand with his camera ensures our website is up-to-date with the latest action shots!