DIETER VAN DER EYKEN
It’s been a pleasure to make from my passion my work over the past years. Growing up in Belgium I was lucky enough to learn windsurfing from my dad at a young age.
After he taught me the basics of windsurfing I was addicted straight away and built my whole life around it. I started off with the Freestyle discipline going from Youth Worldchampion in 2009 till PWA Worldchampion in 2015. Since then, I have also dedicated a large amount of my time to the wave sailing discipline.
Weight : 75 kg
15 – 25 knots: Nano 82 with S-1 5.2 / 4.8 / 4.4
25 – 35 knots : Nano 77 with S-1 4.4 / 4.0 / 3.6
35 – 45 knots : Nano 72 with S-1 4.0 / 3.6 / 3.3
Most used board sizes; Nano 82 & Nano 77
“When sailing in places with a lot of currents I will try to stay on a bigger board size in general. With smaller waves and not much current, I prefer to switch down to a smaller board size but stay on a bigger sail size (to keep more power). This allows me to fit better into the small pockets of the waves. Generally I sail on fairly small boards compared to other riders with the same weight.“
15 – 20 knots: Psycho 102 with FREEK 5.2 / 4.8 (only when flat water)
18 – 35 knots: Psycho 92 with FREEK 4.8 / 4.4 / 4.0 (92 is most used size 95% of the time)
* These preferences vary depending on sailor, location and conditions, so you should always make sure you find the setup that is right for you and the conditions you will ride in.
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.
Jane Seman and Philip Köster crowned themselves as the winners of the PWA – IWT Surazo Infernal in Matanzas, Chile.
Severne rider and freestyle World Champion Dieter Van der Eyken is hosting an improver masterclass in 2023 in collaboration with René Égli Fuerteventura.
After a long absence, the PWA Pozo World Cup has resurfaced with a bang. Philip Köster, hungry for victory, dominated to take the win in the mens fleet while Iballa Moreno beat her sister in the final to take the win in the womens fleet
July 30 2022, we celebrate freestyle windsurfing in collaboration with Rene Egli Fuerteventura, and INNSIDE by Melia Fuerteventura; and introduce the new Severne 023 Psycho freestyle board.
From the 9 till the 12th of June the Freestyle scene was set by the Italian shores of the Adriatic sea. The town of Vieste was the host of the second EFPT tour stop of 2022.
With a good wind and wave forecast, high-end freestyle action was in the cards going into the event leading to high anticipation and expectations from all riders.
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.
Ireland has been on Dieter Van der Eyken’s list of places to visit for years. This winter, he was able to make a visit with his van to explore new beaches and breaks with his van. Here is his video story.