Date of birth:
Scheveningen, The Hague
Brunotti, Mystic, Best Kiteboarding, Island Tribe, Shaka Scheveningen,
Kitesurfing and surfing
Favourite athletes:
Kai Lenny and Jamie O’Brien


At the age of 3 I started surfing. I couldn’t even swim, but my dad was standing behind me pushing me into the little waves at Scheveningen, my home spot.  Until the age of 11 years I was in the water as much as I could.  At 12 I discovered kitesurfing. From then I prefer kitesurfing instead of surfing. Two seasons of training I began to compete in kite competitions and I was getting my first sponsors.

"Franka Tempelaar"

At the moment I am focusing on training new tricks, but also on waveriding. After my education I will focus on the world championships, but for now I want to have fun and have the best time of my life.


  • 2011: 1st place O’neill Downwinder
  • 2012: 2nd place KiteBoardOpen, 2nd place National junior championship and 2nd place National Championship
  • 2013: 2nd place KiteBoardOpen, 3rd place National championship
  • 2015: 5th place European junior championship

INTERVIEW 2015.05.29

What are you looking for to accomplish?

Have a lot of fun on the water and to motivate young people to go out on the water and have fun too.

What would be your greatest achievement?

To become one of the best riders of the world.

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What kind of difficulties does your sport’s performance involve?

At most the injuries. It’s hard to bear all the crashes during the training. But luckily I have one of the best physiotherapists who is thinking with me how to become better in the sport.

What makes you feel satisfied when performing your sport?

When I’m landing new tricks which I was training for.

Where do you practice your techniques when being alone?

To become stronger and better in the sport I’m training at the gym together with my trainer. Also I’m going out peddling on my surfboard to strength my back and shoulders. 

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What do you do during your training which is key to your success?

Never give up and do a trick a thousand times to succeed. I’m not afraid to fall and I keep on trying new tricks.

What are you most nervous about when competing?

I’m putting the level very high for myself, so I have to land all my tricks. Sometimes this makes me nervous, because I can not always make it happen.

Who would you say is your biggest fan and why?

Definitely my dad! He taught me how to kitesurf and is always standing by my side helping me to accomplish new tricks.

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What is the best piece of advice you have been ever given?

Just go and have fun!

What are your future plans?

To study sport management and travel to beautiful places and to become better.

What are your tips for those who begin now?

Never give up, don’t be afraid and get the best of it!

"Franka Tempelaar"