Date of Birth : April 14th 1978
Place of Birth : Khartoum, Sudan
Nationality : French
Degree : B. Eng Honours from University College
London, University of London
Tiesda started windsurfing at the age of 10 in the Middle
East where he grew up and started shaping boards and fins
at the age of 15. By 1996, Tiesda moved to London to pursue
a Masters Honours course in Mechanical Engineering that specializes
in aspects of fluid dynamics, production control, thermodynamics,
material science, advanced mathematics and mechanics. Following
graduation in 2000, Tiesda joined Starboard and became responsible
for board and fin development, design and production by 2002.
Tiesda created Drake Windsurfing Fins in 2003.