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Leave space for the helmet

The helmet has a special meaning for many… How important is it to you? Never thought I would write about it. I did regret having one on my head, but now I like one on my head. And I must say: its quit interesting out there wearing a helmet these days……. “Watch out Helmets…. beginners:… Continue reading Leave space for the helmet

ANOC World Beach Games 2019 – Doha/Qatar

ANOC World Beach Games 2019 10 t/m 16 October in Doha – Qatar. An International beach multi-sport event organized by the Association of National Olympic Committees. While some of the sports appear in the Olympic Games, all events on the program are non-Olympic events meaning there is new opportunities to engage for every country. Around 1240 Athletes… Continue reading ANOC World Beach Games 2019 – Doha/Qatar

Acai in Nederland!

Jaaaa, we ontkomen er niet aan ook in Nederland kunnen we deze kleine donkerblauw tot paarse Acai bes / vrucht. Weliswaar niet zoals in brazili, peru of suriname groeiend in trossen aan de acai palm, maar wel in andere net zo lekkere en gezonde vormen, zoals; acai pulp, gedroogd acai poeder of een puree van… Continue reading Acai in Nederland!

Motivation

Another question I answer a lot these days is the one about motivation. How can I be motivated all the time? And if I train alone how do I continue and stay motivated? Focused? “Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you” Self- motivation Well, it`s called self – motivation.… Continue reading Motivation

They said sky is the limit… so I went to check it out ⬆️👩‍✈️

……And you know what.. Sky isn’t the limit, you’re mind is! ☄️ #theskyhasnolimit Snowkiting for me (snow and skiing in general)  is about reaching limits and challenge my limits nowadays.  About: ” Knowing my limits but never accept them.“ Its very common for people to limit their plans and dreams, thinking that they are not… Continue reading They said sky is the limit… so I went to check it out ⬆️👩‍✈️

Watching Sunsets around the world is boring no – one ever said! What is your next destination?

Watching Sunset s around the world is boring no – one ever said!  What is your next destination? For the once who do know me or think they know me:  I love to travel, love to discover the unknown and go the places I have never been before!  What`s next?  That’s the question I always… Continue reading Watching Sunsets around the world is boring no – one ever said! What is your next destination?

When was the last time you did something for the first time? How to start hydrofoiling – 10 tips.

That moment you wish you could foil and you can! That’s perfect, making the most of all kiting days and circumstances. And leave everybody behind on the beach, just enjoy your session, alone, flying over the water. Seeing people struggle to keep high, seeing kites falling down from the sky and just.. thinking how awesome… Continue reading When was the last time you did something for the first time? How to start hydrofoiling – 10 tips.

  My first month in Peru – Paracas, part I.  4 letters , one word….

My first month in Peru – Paracas, part I.  4 letters , one word: First of all some GREAT kitesurfing here! My first month, weeks can be ultra-short summarized, into a repeating 4 letters, ONE WORD: kite – kite –kite & kite.  Some days with 7m big air wind, some days with 9m (most of… Continue reading   My first month in Peru – Paracas, part I.  4 letters , one word….

My snack bag- face!

That moment when they all say you’re not eating enough fruit but you know you do! That kind of face  🙂 …..  Essentially it is for kids but in the end we all stay kids is it? Never grow up, it’s a trap! … you should know.   Convincing me, is not always easy, especially… Continue reading My snack bag- face!

10  I should have known tips when travelling the Philippines

   Will it be easy? Nope. Worth it? Absolutely! 1.You have to travel to get to the best kitespot and the best islands! Small boat, big boat, bigger boat, small plane, big plane, fisherman, waves, storm, more waves,  walking, taxi, jeepney,  tricycles, porter, locals… in addition always expect some delay or cancelations along the road.… Continue reading 10  I should have known tips when travelling the Philippines

Stop 4 of the PKA (Philippine Kiteboarding Tour) Cagbalete Island – the final stop , a TRIPLE win in the overall tour.

Yep, another stop, the last one and yes, I was supposed to go home before this stop. Enjoy a few hours of Holland and drive to France for some snow together with friends. Perfectly planned, I thought so.  Let the last stop of the PKA secretly pass, in silence. But you know what? that didn`t… Continue reading Stop 4 of the PKA (Philippine Kiteboarding Tour) Cagbalete Island – the final stop , a TRIPLE win in the overall tour.

Stop 3 of the Philippine Kiteboarding Tour (PKA) : Boracay Island – an all in 1- competition day

The third stop of the PKA (Philippine Kiteboarding Tour) is held on Boracay. In the forecast is a lot of wind, strong wind and well, in the details: some rain. Since we are on Cuyo, we decided to go there before the strong wind, thinking about our last boat-trip experience with 50 knots and big… Continue reading Stop 3 of the Philippine Kiteboarding Tour (PKA) : Boracay Island – an all in 1- competition day

Stop 1 of the Philippine Kiteboarding Association (PKA): Lakawon

After three weeks Cuyo Island (ssst, secret training, I needed it, after the two months of not kiting in Holland – only participating the NK Big Air), time to make my way to Lakawon Island. Not without a reason: for the first stop of The Philippine Kiteboarding Association (PKA) Season 5, because that’s what this… Continue reading Stop 1 of the Philippine Kiteboarding Association (PKA): Lakawon

Hydrofoiling & Mariska – the start of our relationship.

How are you guys thinking about hydrofoiling? Expensive, fun, or boring? Well I know, there are a lot of different opinions and thoughts about this side- path of the kitesurfing sport.. Al of these thoughts went around at least one time in my head, pretty sure about that!

Part I of  Traveling The Philippines – Moments of thought

Moments of thought At the moment of starting this story, I am enjoying a no internet 12-hour layover in China on my way to the Netherlands (after three flights and still one of 13hours to go….HELPP). Having a nice conversation with another traveler who came from the Philippines just like me. Sharing stories and thoughts,… Continue reading Part I of  Traveling The Philippines – Moments of thought

Driven by passion…

…brought with pleasure. “Passion is a love for the journey, drive is a need to reach a destination”.  So where are you waiting for?  Travel the world with me! And believe me I still need to reach a lot of destinations.   My blog represents my own travel & kite – adventures & stories, worldwide… Continue reading Driven by passion…

De Philippine Kiteboarding Tour 2017  (PKA) – Tablas Island

De Philippine Kiteboarding Tour 2017  (PKA)  The days after – Tablas Island De dag na de competitie begint het ineens wel te waaien, zelfs zoveel dat er een weerswaarschuwing is en er geen boten van of naar het eiland meer gaan. We zitten de komende twee dagen vast op Cagbalette. Twee dagen later komt het… Continue reading De Philippine Kiteboarding Tour 2017  (PKA) – Tablas Island