Date of Birth:
Amstelmeer / NL
Freestyle, but also competing in Wave / Slalom
Both my parents are windsurfers and my first photo standing on a board was when I was two years old, holding my dad his leg. When I was eight I started with windsurfing, and every summer holiday I was on the water but I was doing lots of other sport as well like gymnastics, swimming, jiu jitsu and acrobatics. After high school I went studying in Amsterdam where I met other windsurfers and I had my first go in the waves. I decided to go on a windsurf trip and went for two months to Jericoacoara in Brazil. That is when I first saw freestyle, and I was hooked straight away. The combination of tricks and windsurfing in one was just amazing!
In 2010 I made my debut at the PWA freestyle and in 2012 I got on the podium for the first time. An incredible feeling. In 2013 I became Vice World Champion. Besides freestyle I also love wave sailing, and the feeling you get from doing a slalom competition is great - so much adrenalin! This year I really got in to Stand Up Paddle as well- I guess I love every board sport in the ocean.
Team Fanatic since...
Move you’re most proud of:
Shaka both sides
A ponch crash the day before the PWA freestyle where I landed on my board with my foot and torn all the ligaments in my ankle
What my friends say about me:
Loyal and positive
Number one on your bucket list:
Go to Maui! I have never been and I think it’s a place every windsurfer should have been..
Soundtrack of your life
All of me - John Legend
Go your own way - Fleetwood Mac
Angus & Julia Stone - Just a Boy
When I go partying…
...I can’t stop dancing!
For the perfect Windsurfing day there has to be…
...some wind, sunshine, being on the water with friends and family and afterwards watching a sunset on the beach with some drinks and food.
If you could be an animal, what would it be?
If you could have only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A bowl of Acai