When did you realize that you are hooked on windsurfing? Was there a specific moment?
I got hooked on windsurfing when I first got planing. It is an amazing feeling that I never want to miss again. I got addicted to freestyle in 2010. In spring of that year we flew to Bonaire (Caribbean). This was the time I first saw freestyle windsurfing. Kiri, Tonky, Taty showed delivered breathtaking moves. It seemed to me that windsurfing does not have any limitations and besides that it looked amazing.
Is there a place abroad you feel like home?
During summer I always spent a few weeks in Risco del Paso (Fuerteventura). I know quite a lot of people there.
Do you have a special rigging manner?
Even though I am not that tall I am using quite long harness lines: 33" harness lines, being 183cm. Through the long harness lines the sail is more upright and it can deliver more performance. In terms of planing ability, it makes a big performance improve.
You are studying Computer Science, right? Are you the only programming windsurf pro on earth? What do your fellow students think about your windsurf life?
I am studying business information systems. In my opinion IT-business is one of the best fields to work in as a windsurfer because you are often able to work remotely. Therefore, I would recommend more windsurfers to start a career in IT. To be honest I tend to not tell my fellow students too much about my windsurfing life. Whenever someone asks me about it though I am happy to share my passion.