Born in Vienna, sailing since the age of 10. Started windsurfing at age 13. He has always been attracted to water and had his first job at a sailing school at Neusiedlersee near Vienna at the age of 10. Andreas spends his winters abroad. First in Australia, New Zealand, Maldives, Thailand, Fiji, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Hawaii and Micronesia. The last 14 winters he worked in the windsurfing and SUP business at Cape Town, South Africa.