Interview with Esther Briz and Ander Martin, World Rowing Coastal & Beach Sprint Finals mixed double champions

Esther Britz and Ander Martin Filippi interview

Winning and looking good doing it. What more do you want from Spanish duo Esther Briz and Ander Martin, king and queen of the mixed double at the last Coastal World Championships in Wales across both endurance and beach sprint disciplines? They are probably the authentic testimonial of this discipline, both on and off the water. In the boat, they move like a couple of skaters on ice, literally dancing amongst the waves. As manufacturers of their title-winning shell, we like to think we played a small part in their remarkable performance.

Superlatives run dry when trying to describe their performance in Saundersfoot, a win which adds to the title they collected at Oeiras, Portugal in 2021. They both started rowing in 2010 at the same age (ten years old) but with 500km separating them; Ander at Club Remo de Torrevieja (Alicante) and Esther at the Centro de natation Helios de Zaragoza. We sat down with them to talk about coastal rowing, both present and future, alongside their continued dedication to conventional styles of rowing.