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fotoI am so stoked that I became the National Champion. It was good to see the level of riding of the dutch girls stepping up. It was a good experience to need to ride well to be on the top of the podium. That really makes you want to push your riding skills to the next level.

The day started good, I was the latest of the dock in the qualification round. I rode good and landed my new trick, air-raley, the second attempt. I qualified second for the finals, so that means that I started second last in the finals.

After seeing the guys shredding and a short break it was time for the finals. Just before the finals the weather was changing and I was unlucky with that. The wind was blowing and after my first pass it started raining as well. I still managed to do some tricks and stuck my air-raley again but much cleaner and bigger. It was just sad that I crashed twice with my frontroll this time. Last of the dock was Sanne Meijer, she did a really good job and it was her first boat competition ever! She showed us a few inverts and an air-raley as well and managed to do some easier wake to wake stuff as well. So I really thought that she would became the new Dutch Champion. I already knew that it would be really close but I didn’t expect it at all that I was going to win. I was so surprised when I didn’t heard my name when they called for the second place. It was unbelievable that I became first and I still can’t believe it. I am so happy with my title again! I couldn’t wish a better end of the weekend and I am already looking forward to go back to work tomorrow :P

Schermafbeelding 2014-09-19 om 23.30.32I am happy that I was able to find so much time to be on the water this week so I think I am really good prepared for the Nationals on Sunday!
The weather was pretty good this week and one of my favorite shreds was this morning. The water was so glassy, I think I have never seen it like that at my home spot. So I couldn’t wish for a better start of the day.  After a quick practice I had a fun set with Maxim van Helvoort and did some GoPro shooting. That was so much fun and really good to divert my focus for a bit, and to not be thinking about the competition. Just riding, having fun and being out on the water. Exactly all the things that I love about wakeboarding.
Tomorrow I will be going for my last little ride before the competition and I am already looking forward to it!
The competition will start Sunday 10 am at WSV Maurik, Rijnbandijk 40, 4021 GH Maurik. Hope to see you there!

WakeboardJust one more week and than it is time for the Nationals. This year they will be held the 21st of September at WSV Maurik.

My trainings are going good. Even if it is hard to get some training time on the water, so hopefully thats enough to prepare myself well for the Nationals and the Europeans later in October. Its just annoying that it is getting dark so soon in the evenings and that I have to work during the day. Using the weekends and time straight after work is the best option to shred. I have to deal with that, that’s just the only option for this time of the year.

For more info about or nationals please have a look at www.nwwb.nl

I hope to see you all there!

10630715_773667906005860_5989911130995172428_oThe last stop of the Lowlands tour as usual took place in Izegem Belgium. It’s always nice to be there. The crowd is good and there is a good vibe. The wake of the MasterCraft X25 is perfect for a competition like this.

I was lucky that I arrived on time this year, the traffic wasn’t working along. There were a few highways closed because of road works and a car crash.  So it took me almost 4 hours to get there instead of 2 hours that it normally takes.

I could take a little rest before my qualification run. There was a trampoline on the side, perfect to warm up before riding :)
My qualification run went pretty good, I landed my basic stuff and my tootsie roll again, so I was really stocked about that. I can say that it is almost getting kind of a save trick for me.  

After waiting for a few more hours and doing some judging in the lcq rounds it was time for my final run. My final run went okay, but not as good as my qualification run. It was still enough to take the lead this stop and that ment that I took the overall title of the Lowlands tour this year!

10495589_1543642705859732_7771969250318950643_oI was happy that I was able to go to Chill and Ride again this year. After being there for the first time last year I knew that this is one of the events where all European wakeboarders are looking forward to.

I really like the concept as well, it’s definitely chill and ride :)

I was lucky to join a team with a brand new MasterCraft X-star, thank you guys! It was awesome! The wake of the X-star was huge and my riding went pretty good during the team challenge. I was stoked that I sticked my tootsie roll for the second time in a comp and almost my whirly as well in the same run. It was good to see some girls shredding really good during this weekend and it was so good to see some friends as well. I really miss riding with girls who can shred!!! So hopefully I can make things work and can go for a wakeboard trip before Europeans in the end of October.

I had less luck in the individual comp, I don’t know why but I was so nervous from the beginning til the end. My riding went not good enough to get a spot in the finals. It was a bit of a bummer because I know that I was able to get a spot in the finals and I think on the podium as well.

After the competitions on Sunday I went straight home, because my work was already waiting for me on Monday :(

I am happy that the week is almost over, that means weekend = time to shred!!!!