Duotone_Windsurf_Team_AlexMertens
Duotone_Windsurf_Team_AlexMertens

Alex Mertens

"To me, windsurfing is my safe place. It's where I can openly enjoy myself and connect with like-minded people, spreading positive vibes."

Nationality
US/Belgium

Discipline
Freestyle

Date of Birth
22.05.1999

Homespot
California

Sail No.
US 522

Growing up, I wasn’t a fan of windsurfing and water sports. I was this small, skinny kid who could barely lift a sail and only went out when my parents forced me to. I was more focused on soccer and trying to go pro there since I was on the recruiting team for my local MLS team. That was until I faced an Achilles injury, which demotivated me from pursuing since I couldn’t keep up or play at the same level as I used to. So, I decided to give windsurfing a second chance. Now a little taller and stronger, I could use the equipment I had available from my parents. Within one week, I had gotten hooked on the sport. I went from beginner to using a harness, planing, and starting to try carving. Within one summer, I had started jumping, and within one year I had started looping and trying Vulcans. From there it was all thanks to my parent's support in motivating me to push my level which led me to where I am today!

Best Results:

US Freestyle Nationals 2nd place 2023

US Freestyle Nationals 3rd place 2022

EFPT Overall 20th 2018

EFPT Overall 22nd 2019

Favourite Products

SLS
Platinum Series SLS - Unicolor

Platinum Series SLS

THE MOST USED BOOM AMONG PWA COMPETITORS

SLS
Skate SLS - Unicolor

Skate SLS

TAKES YOUR HARDCORE FREESTYLE SAILING TO THE NEXT LEVEL!

CHARACTERISTICS

Wave
Freestyle
Freeride
Foil
Idol LTD - C10:black/pistaccio

Idol LTD

THE LIGHTEST YET MOST COMPETITIVE FREESTYLE SAIL WE HAVE EVER BUILT!

CHARACTERISTICS

Wave
Freestyle
Freeride
Race
Foil
Entry