Sunday, July 31, 2016

Pwa Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura was crazy!
Having 9 completed eliminations in up to 43 knots it was the most extreme and sick event I ever competed in. In most heats I was overpowered with my Severne Sails REFLEX 5.6 and Starboard iSonic Slim 86L!
I passed most first heats of the 8 eliminations but unfortunately it was not going as I would have wanted. And than, on the last day, I was having a great heat (I was in 3th place) but lost my fin which causing me to crash and I was not able to finish the race...... I still cannot believe how this could happen since I check all my gear every day. Lesson learned: Double check!!!!!!!
So all in all not such a good event for me but I had a great time racing in stormy winds and I learned a lot.
The PWA Worldtour and Rene Egli organization and whole crew did a awesome job with the event so big and extreme, huge thanks to them for that!
Looking forward to the next PWA Slalom event in Hvide Sande in Denmark. I really want to show that I can do better!
Pics of the crash below by Kuma Movie

Sunday, July 17, 2016

EFPT Lanzarote

The EFPT in lanzarote was radical!
I'm happy to see progression in my result finishing 19th place overall after 4 days of windy conditions and big waves.
Now getting ready for the PWA worldtour Windsurfing in Fuerteventura!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge

Dunkerbeck GPS Speed challenge 2016 World Champion Youth!
After a week of battling it out against competitors from all over the world, I finished 1st in Youth and 7th in Men. Super stoked with these results during the Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge World Championships 2016. I pushed myself to the limit every day and with my weight this was the best result possible.
I was up to an incredibly hard task to live up to last years results when I was titled Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge European Champion Youth 2015 and PWA Freestyle Youth Champion 2015. But with the help and coaching of some of the greatest names in windsurfing, Bjorn Dunkerbeck, Taty Frans and Amado Vrieswijk and a lot of training and dedication, both on the water and off the water in the gym and in the karate dojo, I proved that if you work hard enough you can achieve almost anything!
A huge thank you to everyone who helped me towards this milestone in my windsurfing career. Can't wait to see what's next, there will be much more to come!!
Also a big round of applause for fantastic organisation and crew of the Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge and Gps-speedsurfing for their efforts in this event.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Defi Wind

End of the Defi wind 2016,
Although the conditions were not optimal, we still managed to do 1 race in lightwind conditions. So I went out on the biggest gear I had with me: my Starboard iSonic 124 and Severne Sails Reflex 7 7.8
During this race they also had the Defi Wind Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge.
I'm super stoked I won 3rd place Men in the Speed Challenge receiving my prize from my sponsor Mr.Dunkerbeck!!! A big congratulations to my friend Jordy Vonk NED 69 who won the speed challenge!
Dunkerbeck-eyewear Starboard Windsurfing Severne Sails Netvision N.V. Princess Traveller InselAir