My passion for windsurfing started after seeing the “King of the Caribbean” Event on Bonaire in 2002. My parents rented me a board and a 2.1 sail and I was gone with the wind, ever since I enjoyed my time on the water.
I learned very fast, and after 4 months of practice, I competed in my first windsurf competition.
I practised the latest freestyle moves ( Spock 540, Grubby, Flaka, Gehko, Flakka, the forward loop and a lot more) as often as my parents could bring me to Sorobon ( the most beautiful windsurf place in the world – warm shallow water with an (almost) always blowing 15 – 25 knots of wind).
Nowadays I still train as much as possible, travel to new places to gain new experiences and meet friends with the same passion !! Windsurfing is my life …
I thank my parents, sister Chanel, Grandparents and of course my Sponsors for making my dream come true.
Windsurfing gives me a kick, adrenaline and a sense of the ultimate freedom!
2021 World Champion PWA Freestyle
2019 Vice-World Champion PWA Freestyle
2018 1st PWA Foil Costa Brava
2018 3rd place overall Freestyle
2017 Vice-World Champion PWA Freestyle
2016 Vice-World Champion PWA Freestyle
2016 1st place PWA Freestyle Fuerteventura
2015 European Champion Freestyle
Ten days of solid wind combined with stunning, magazine-turquoise waters set the perfect scenario for the 48 fastest slalom windsurfers and the 40 best freestylers to battle their way towards a 2023 World Title.
This year’s Gran Canaria world cup was a week-long windsurfing action reel covering wave, and slalom racing.
Not a single day was quiet during this year’s Gran Canaria World Cup. The first weekend delivered the near-perfect wave conditions we all see in magazine shots. Then followed three days of full-power slalom racing, only to have wave action return the following weekend to bookend an incredible event.
Nearly all podiums had Severne riders present. Amongst others, Daida Moreno won her 22nd Pozo title, and Blanca Alabau won her first-ever women’s slalom victory.
The island of Bol in Croatia was the host of the first PWA slalom world cup of the year. The conditions switched on every day and provided for eight slalom eliminations in both women and men’s divisions.
For the Severne team, all riding on the new Mach 5 and HyperGlide 5 racing sails, it was successful, to say the least.
After years of no large scale events, the 2022 edition of the Defi Wind brought back all of the best elements of the past; lots of wind, lots of action, parties, and the reunion of 1200+ windsurfers from across the globe.
The 2022 freestyle season has officially started. The Freestyle Pro Tour (FTP) just finalised its first event at Lake Neuseedl in Austria, and the Severne team occupied podium positions in both the women’s and men’s fleets.
Lanzarote Foil Challenge 2022 – Mateus Isaac wins iQFOiL division, Amado Vrieswijk finishes second overall
The 2022 edition of the Lanzarote Foil Challenge was a true challenge. With winds gusting up to 30 knots on certain locations, the this years’ fleet weathered a large spectrum of conditions to complete the nearly 200km long journey. For the Severne team it was yet another successful journey with Mateus Isaac winning the iQFOiL fleet, as well as, finishing third overall. Amado Vrieswijk finished second overall.
Windwise coach and Severne Team Rider, Simon Bornhoft, continues his ‘Hang In There’ harness line series looking at different disciplines and sailing styles. For this issue, we shift the focus and harness line positions for the Freewave, Wave & Freestyle playgrounds. So whether you’re a weekend wave warrior or looking to fine tune like a pro, wise up and read on.
The 2021 PWA world tour season has come to an end, and Amado Vrieswijk can call himself the 2021 freestyle World Champion. Maaike Huvermannn is vice world champion. But that’s not all.
Windwise coach and Severne Team Rider, Simon Bornhoft, continues his quest to help you get the most out of your precious time on the water and your kit. For this feature we continue our ‘Hang In There’ harness line series, looking at different disciplines and styles in windsurfing and draw on the speedy talents of Team Severne top riders.