When did you start Flowriding? I started flowriding 7 years ago. In those years I’ve seen the sport really progress a lot in many different ways.… It’s great to see that there are so many new investors who are really keen to give more people the chance to have the flowriding experience. It’s also great to see that there is so much talent around. If I compare the level of riding back when I just started, to the shredding that’s going on now, it really blows my mind.There are also a lot more great venues like DutchWaterDreams and The Retallack park in Cornwall, who are hosting great flowrider events.
What got you hooked? When I just started there wasn’t really much going on yet. If you could do a couple of good turns and a Shuvit you would be considered a good rider. That really gave me the opportunity to develop my one style and create new tricks. Pretty much every trick we came up with 6 years ago came from our imagination since there were no videos of people doing tricks on the flowrider. For me it was just hanging around at DutchWaterDreams (EVERY DAY!!) with my friends trying to come up with more crazy stuff to do on a flowboard. Nowadays there are a lot of videos on the internet of people doing very technical tricks and it is less likely that you’re the First person landing a new trick. The sport has progressed a lot and many tricks that came from skateboarding, wakeskating, snowboarding and surfing have been done on the flowrider now. I do believe that the sport can progress a lot more though and I’m definitely not done being creative on the flowrider yet!
Best win? This year I got first at the European Flowrider Championships for the 4th time and I got second at the World Flowrider Championships. This year was a good year!!
Top tip? If you want something, don’t stop until you get it!
When you’re not Flowriding? Surfing, Making Music, Sound designing, Sleeping