www.maxinesapulette.com


Date of birth:
1991.02.25
Hometown:
Enschede, Netherlands
Sponsors:
Protest, Jobe Watersports, Sinner eyewear, Camsur Watersports Complex, Repubic Wake Park, Wakeclub.nl, Waterskitwente.nl,
Hobbies:
Inline/rollerblade, Longboarding, driving big vehicles (RV) through Europe, travel and explore the world, friends
Favourite athletes:
The breddas, Coco Sanchez, Daniel Grant, Nick Davies, Julian & yonel Cohen

BIO

"Maxine Sapulette"

At the age of 10 I got introduced to watersports by a friend of my mom, Piet Andreas who worked at the cable in Enschede my hometown where I still live.
I followed youth courses every Sunday morning and learned waterskiing, slalom and trick ski. For three years I learned everything besides wakeboarding.
Then as I’ve seen all the guys flying around on a wakeboard Piet bought me my own first wakeboard and I just fell in love ever since. I was very talented and after three months of riding I joined the first nationals and became 2nd at the age of 12.

Super excited, just kept my hobby going. Also did a little boat riding and became Dutch champion at the age of 14.
Then again, boat riding was super expensive and I had a cable park just five minutes from my home. I decided to learn more and more on cable. And so I did, at the age of 15. I started doing my first air tricks and then it just went super fast, I became 1st in every championship and won all the titles for the next 6 years. At the age of 18 I went through some very difficult times, losing my mom, my only parent and brought me all back into pieces. I was lost and didn’t even want to wakeboard anymore, even though this was the only thing that kept me going.

"Maxine Sapulette"
Then my wakeboarding started getting worse, lost some titles, got injured and it just went downhill. But after a while two or three seasons, I recovered from all the injuries and mess in my life, left it behind and just started to get back on track because I wasn’t meant to do anything else than just ride. My mom always said to go for this now that you’re still young. So I did, and since 2012 I feel myself again and still feel that same rush and happiness when I am on the water. This is my life and after all those years of riding I still manage to kill it in competitions and I love to take a challenge. Nowadays, I coach more and want to share my knowledge about wakeboarding with others. Nothing is going to hold me back again.
Thanks for reading my bio J Cheers


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2006: National champ girls/junior/women’s
  • 2006: European champion IWWF girls/junior/women’s
  • 2006: Worldchampion IWWF/WWA girls/junior/women’s
  • 2007: National champ girls/junior/women’s
  • 2007: European champion IWWF girls/junior/women’s
  • 2007: Worldchampion IWWF/WWA girls/junior/women’s
  • 2008: National champ girls/junior/women’s
  • 2008: European champion IWWF girls/junior/women’s
  • 2008: Worldchampion IWWF/WWA girls/junior/women’s
  • 2008: Only girl featured in Hipnose ‘wakeboard film’ location: Hipnotics
  • 2009: National champ girls/junior/women’s
  • 2009: European champion IWWF girls/junior/women’s
  • 2009: Worldchampion IWWF/WWA girls/junior/women’s
  • 2010: National champ girls/junior/women’s
  • 2010: European champion IWWF girls/junior/women’s
  • 2010: Worldchampion IWWF/WWA girls/junior/women’s
  • 2011: Worldchampion IWWF/WWA girls/junior/women’s
  • 2012: National champ girls/junior/women’s
  • 2012: European champion IWWF girls/junior/women’s
  • 2012: 2nd place Worldchampion IWWF/WWA girls/junior/women’s
  • 2013: World cup winner 2014 women’s pro invitational only 2nd place
  • 2013: 3nd place Worldchampion IWWF/WWA girls/junior/women’s
  • 2014: National champ girls/junior/women’s
  • 2014: European champion IWWF girls/junior/women’s
  • 2014: 3nd place Worldchampion IWWF/WWA girls/junior/women’s

INTERVIEW 2015.02.27

What are you looking for to accomplish?

One day, have my own cable park. 

"Maxine Sapulette"

What would be your greatest achievement?

Buy my own RV (mobile home), pimp it awesome and travel Europe with that for a couple years with my dog. 

What kind of difficulties does your sport’s performance involve

Injuries, not being prepared, too much pressure.

"Maxine Sapulette"

What makes you feel satisfied when performing your sport?

Landing a new trick that you thought you would never be able to land. Or landing a run in a contest and winning that medal!

Where do you practice your techniques when being alone?

"Maxine Sapulette"

I only practice it on the water. 

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

If something doesn’t work out, don’t try to solve it yourself, ask the guys to coach you and learn from that. Watching others makes me more motivated and gives me more knowledge about the tricks.

"Maxine Sapulette"

What are you most nervous about when competing?

Comp nerves are normal. I guess everybody has that. Obviously nervous to crash. But usually that goes away once you hit the water. 

Who would you say is your biggest fan and why?

No idea haha. 

"Maxine Sapulette"

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

Do what makes you happy.

What are your future plans?

For now, travel the world while I still can. And after that coach people what I’ve learned in the wakeboarding scene. Hopefully someday get my own cable park and free ride. 

"Maxine Sapulette"

I always wanna be involved in the wakeboarding scene.

What are your tips for those who begin now?

Commit to it, don’t give up. Crash and get back up. Do it again. Believe in yourself.

"Maxine Sapulette"