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.
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.
Have a lot of fun on the water and to motivate young people to go out on the water and have fun too.
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.
When I’m landing new tricks which I was training for.
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.
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.
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.
Definitely my dad! He taught me how to kitesurf and is always standing by my side helping me to accomplish new tricks.
Just go and have fun!
To study sport management and travel to beautiful places and to become better.