Date of Birth:
Competition ranking you’re most proud of:
3rd in the 11Lakes Tour 2014 (120 km in 3 days)
Your favourite contest and why:
11City Tour 'The Ultimate Challenge’ - 220 km of racing in the beautiful landscape of Friesland
Your favourite SUP adventure:
Supping around ‘De Razende Bol’, an uninhabited island along the coast of the Netherlands. Special about this place is the strong current and the unexpected conditions. Last year we had a race and from the 30 contestants only 11 made it to the finish line because the conditions were really hard. I finished 7th.
Number one on your bucket list:
Soundtrack of your life:
1. Passenger - Things That Stop You Dreaming
2. Jack Johnson - Better Together
3. Splendid - The Beach
For the perfect SUP day there has to be...
...sun, waves and a lot of friends.
I want the world to know that...
...Stand Up Paddling is a great work out and a sport that everybody can learn.
If you could travel back in time to meet any famous person, who would it be?
I would go back to 1967 to meet Mike Hynson and Robert August, these two professional surfers searched for the best surfingspots in the movie ‘The Endless Summer’.
If you could be a character from a movie, who would you be?
Cody Maverick from the movie Surf’s Up. Cody is a penguin and the underdog in a surfcontest, in the beginning he only cares about winning. He doesn’t win the competition, is disqualified in the final but learns a lot about friendship and having fun.