Legally Bondi Beach! High-flying solicitor quits legal job to become a pro WINDSURFER

October 23, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

A solicitor is quitting her top legal job and the UK for a new high-flying career as a professional – windsurfer.

Adrenalin junkie

Lucy Robson is quitting her solicitor's job to become a pro windsurfer

Lucy Robson is quitting her £40k a year solicitor’s job to become a pro windsurfer (file picture)

, 32, has worked full-time as a commercial solicitor for eight years.

But the mum-of-one is now quitting her £40,000 role to tour the world with her toddler as a full-time windsurfer.

Lucy is moving to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands so she can train 365 days a year.

Her aim is to become one of the top three ranked women windsurfers and hopes to one day secure a world championship.

Lucy, from Brighton, Sussex, admitted she is “obsessed” with windsurfing.

She said: “It’s really exciting to think I will be windsurfing full-time. I’m not nervous at all. I feel like a kid again.

“Everything’s done. The flights are booked, I’ve handed my notice in and I’m all set.

“You have to grasp opportunities and take chances life throws at you when you can. If I wait then I might not be fit enough anymore.

“If all’s well and good I’ll make the top three next year and my sponsors will still be there the following year.”

Lucy added: “I fell into being a solicitor. It sounded like a fairly good career to have so I got a traineeship after finishing law school and it went from there.

“People keep saying it is good to have being a qualified solicitor to fall back on, but I am not thinking about being a solicitor anymore.

“My job is very supportive and I can be flexible with my hours so I honestly wind surf every time there is enough wind.”

Fearless Lucy also said her two-year-old daughter Marina, can’t wait to hit the beach.

She said: ”She understands what’s going on and says she is getting a new home.

“She jumps on my surf board at home and says when she grows up she’s going to be a windsurfer like Mummy – but better.”

Lucy, who has been competing in windsurfing since she was 24, got her first sponsorship deal just nine months after taking up the sport when a friend lent her some equipment.

Now she has a place on the competitive Professional Windsurfers Association Women’s World Tour.

She is leaving her job with Eastbourne law firm Cornfield Law LLP and her smart two-bedroom apartment to embark on her professional wind surfing career.

The prize money for professionals will not be enough to support Lucy and Marina so she has saved enough money to last for 12 months.

Luckily all of Lucy’s coaching and kit has come from support from three sponsors.

Lucy is currently competing in the Tiree Wave Classic – a competition held on the remote picturesque Inner Hebridean island of Tiree in Scotland.

She also plans to head to Morocco for ten days to perform stunts for a new windsurfing movie she also helped script called ‘Land.’

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