“I was born and raised in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Since a young age, I’ve always loved doing as many sports as possible. But it wasn’t until I started windsurfing that I found a real passion. It connected so many elements together, I loved it. Since I started in 2010, I never gave it up. The Brouwersdam locals have been a real driving force, they inspired me and showed me that there are no limits to the sport. I started training freestyle moves and with every move I landed, I got more excited. Lately, I’ve been getting in the waves a bit more. It’s a completely different feeling and a new challenge for me.“
After a summer break, the European Freestyle Pro Tour just completed probably their most spectacular event of the season so far. The Greek island of Rhodos was the host and the conditions didn’t dissapoint; neither did the Severne team with victories across all divisions.
Severne has played a key role in Maaike Huvermann’s development as a top level windsurfer going all the way back to her childhood. Here is her story.
Maaike Huvermann — one of the best female windsurfers in the world — gives us a valuable insight into how to deal with cold water windsurfing.
Maaike Huvermann decided to ride the last big storm in the Netherlands at her local spot Brouwersdam. With winds far exceeding the forecast, it turned out to be an action filled session. Watch the video here.