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Worldcup Tarifa

From the 11th until the 19th of July we had the fourth world cup of the season in Tarifa, Spain. I have been training the whole winter in Tarifa and it feels like my second home so I was thrilled to compete there. We had a week full of action and I ended up with both a 5th place in freestyle and a 5th place in big air. Here a little photo report

Registration on the 10th of July
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A backmobe at the competition spot, Balneaorio during one of my Freestyle heats
VKWC Tarifa backmobe

Jumping as high as possible during the big air competition, the judges score the jumps 70% on height and 30% on technical difficulty
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The water was super flat, but with wind gusts over 30 knots it was pretty challenging to land all your freestyle tricks
VKWC Tarifa BJ

After two weeks in Tarifa it was time for a new adventure
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The roadtrip continues

New Website SiS

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Recently we published our new website www.seaissnow.nl

On the website you can find all our new products from the summer collection SALT. At the same time we are working hard to make sure we have some very nice beanies again for this winter.

Sea is Snow is a project I started together with Belle Schipper to finance our dream to of becoming a professional kiteboarder. We started with making and selling our handmade beanies and we are very proud that within a year we already expanded with this great summer collection. Take a look at our new products and choose your treasure!

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Worldcup Venezuela

Two weeks ago I left to Venezuela for the second tourstop of the VKWC, the Virgin Kitesurf World Championships. As usual I packed all my kite gear, some Brunotti bikini’s and a lot of wool to continue working for our new Beanie collection. I was super excited to go to Venezuela, a place I have never been before. It was time to ‘explore’ some, for me, ‘unknown shores’.

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Unfortunately, the trip didn’t start like I hoped. One of my bags was left behind in Amsterdam and the first night I arrived on the island I got a food poisoning. Luckily, I was feeling a lot better on the first day of the competition and I could borrow the small kites that I was missing from a Slingshot teammate.

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Wind every day, butter flat water and tropical weather make the spot Isla de Coche one of the best places in the world for freestyle kiteboarding. This perfect conditions make the level incredibly high and I was really stoked to get a fourth place in freestyle and a third place in big air.

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The next competition will start on the 11th of July in Tarifa, Spain. Until then I will train as hard as possible to improve my riding and so I can fight for a podium place at the next event again. Tomorrow you can find Belle and me at the Brouwersdam, working hard to progress!

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Watch the video from this crash HERE

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