Professional Slalom Windsurfer

About me

En dat alles met 1 doel, de beste

I made my first meters over the water in 2016. My uncle taught me windsurfing, and I was immediately addicted to the power of the water, the feeling of freedom, and braving the elements! Now, we've come a long way, and everything revolves around one thing: becoming the best slalom windsurfer in the world.

At the age of 18, I completed my high school education, took a gap year to train during a winter in Tenerife, alongside the world's top athletes. Occasionally humbled by the though conditions, something ignited within me—a determination to conquer those circumstances. My training winter...

Mijn passie


Passie creëert het vermogen om op jouw doel of droom te focussen. Dit zal ervoor zorgen dat je hard genoeg kan werken zodat je er goed in wordt, tot welke hoogte bepaal je zelf. Of het je studie, werk of sport is maakt verder niets uit. Klinkt als cliché maar the sky is the limit. Echt, zolang je er maar zelf in gelooft.


Date of birth / Age
02/09/2001 - 22 years old

Business Administration, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Zeist, the Netherlands

Speed record on the board
77 km/h

Dutch Vice Champion Slalom

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Either you got it, or you don’t. ‘Then I probably won’t have it’: that’s a common reason to stop chasing your dreams.
That sounds like an excuse to me. I firmly believe that passion is the only thing that separates us as humans. Passion creates the ability to fully commit to your goal or dream. Passion gives you the energy to push to your absolute max to achieve your goal, whatever that goal may be.

How high you set the bar is up to you. It doesn't matter whether it's your study, work or sport. If your passion is big enough, you can do it all.

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My passion: windsurfing!

Over time, many different disciplines within the sport have emerged. I focus on the slalom discipline. This is not the Olympic discipline, which we all know Dorian van Rijsselberghe from. This means that slalom riders are not eligible for NOC*NSF support.

The goal of slalom windsurfing is to windsurf around a course as quick as possible, where windsurfers sail with the wind (downwind). In addition, a buoy bust be rounded four times with a gybe. Depending on the water state (flat water or waves), super high speeds can be achieved during the race, up to 65-70 km/h approximately!

A slalom race roughly consists of four elements: the start, straight line speed, the gybe (turn around a mark) and the finish. During the entire race competitors battle for first place.

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Waar ben ik te vinden in 2024?

I windsurf all over the world, from the IJsselmeer to the Atlantic Ocean, and from the North Sea to Lake Garda in Italy. I represent my sponsors wherever I go, showcasing their brands through my clothing and branded windsurfing equipment. Below you'll find a calendar of my competitions and training blocks, both domestically and internationally! 

Tenerife, CanariesTraining camp abroadJanuary 1st – March 31st
TBCDutch Championships Slalom WindsurfingMay 4th-5th
Gruissan, FranceDefi WindMay 9th - 12th
Sylt, GermanyMultivan Windsurf Cup Summer OpeningMay 18th-21th
Torbole, ItalyOne Hour ClassicMay 29th - June 2nd
Gran Canaria, CanariesPWA World Tour (Worldcup)June 29th - July 7th
St. Peter Ording, GermanyIFCA Class Slalom World ChampionshipsJuly 11th-14th
Fuerteventura, CanariesPWA World Tour (Worldcup)July 30th - August 3rd
Makkum, the NetherlandsTHE REAL TRIPSeptember 20th-22nd
Sylt, GermanyPWA World Tour (Worldcup)27 sept – 6 okt
Brouwersdam, the NetherlandsDAM-X eventOctober 6th-8th
Brouwersdam, the NetherlandsDutch Championships Slalom WindsurfingOctober 19th-20th
Yokosuka, JapanPWA World Tour (Worldcup)November 7th-12th
Noumea, New CaledoniaPWA World Tour (Worldcup)November 19th-23rd  

My proud partners

Currently I’m partnering up with various parties – from freelancers to big brands – in order to grow together and achieve our goals. I am grateful for the cooperation and hope for many more great projects together!

FMX Racing
Finish Fins
Wind Lounge

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