What’s your name?
Where are you from?
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
How old are you?
How long have you been skimming?
1 and a half years
Where do you skim normally?
Who do you skim with?
I mostly skim alone, They are not a lot of skimmers around, Basically
all the decent skimboarders are dispersed around the country which makes it
difficult to all skim together. but when we decide to meet up I usually skim
with Arjan, Dali, Jermo, The whole SHHH skimboards crew and anyone which is on
What is your favorite skim spot?
Possibly the flat tidal pools of Renesse, or Zevenhuizen my home spot in summer when its warm, not over flooded, and not crowded
Where have you traveled to skimboard?
To La Courance in France to wave skim.
Where do you want to travel to skim?
Many places: White Rock, Bellingham Bay, Laguna beach, Cabo, Virgin river and many more
What board(s) do you ride?
DB Proto Standard medium
Do you compete?
If so, what competitions have you competed
The Dutch Skimfest 2009, Skim-Open 2009, Skim Jam 2009
And what are some of your contest highlights?
1st Flatland Open Dutch Skimfest
1st Waveskim Skim-Open
2nd Flatland Open in both skim-jam and skim-open.
Do you have any sponsors? What companies?
Yes, DB skimboards
What other board sports do you partake in?
Snowboarding and skateboarding.
What skimboarding goals do you have?
Too improve a lot, win all flatland contests in Holland next year, too travel more, promote the Dutch skimboard scene and have fun skimboarding.
Where do you see the skimboarding going in the future?
I see it becoming more mainstream.
What riders influenced your skimboarding?
Many, firstly the SHHH team from whom made me start to skimboard, Issac Thomas, Tony Saddler, Kyle Lynch, John Minns, and many more. I have probably seen all skimboarding videos on Youtube and that is mostly where I get influence from.
What riders are pushing the sport right now?
They are so many which are doing so, The DB team, the Kayotics team, many individual riders
and everyone who is skimboarding is pushing the sport in a way.
If you were stranded on a desert islandthat already has a plentiful resource of skimboards what three things would you bring?
Some friends, a boat and some burritos.
What is the best advice you can to a skim grom trying to get recognized?
To skim as much as you can and do you’re best to promote the sport, have fun and companies and skimboarders will eventually approach you. Skimboarding is not all about sponsorship since the sport is way too small to earn a living out of it. Going to contests, being active on the internet and skimboarding at your best is my best advice.
Do you wave skim? Flatland? Both?
I Do both.
What is your favorite skimboarding trick?
I really like to do anything on a skimboard, but I really like biggerspins or riding any type of rails.
Last words? Shout outs?
Thanks to DB skimboards to be such an awesome sponsor and making great boards, thanks to my parents for letting me skim, without them I would be no where! Thanks to Skimboard Culture, props for the Dutch flatland scene.