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Vind je flow
Vind je flow

Hoe kom je in de flow tijdens het surfen? Er is geen sport die zoveel frustratie op kan wekken als surfen. Zelfs de meest ervaren surfers die ik ken komen af en toe naar me toe en vertellen me hoe …

Surfen doet wonderen
Surfen doet wonderen

Wat betekent surfen voor mij Als kind was ik nogal onrustig. Ik was altijd op zoek naar beweging in welke vorm dan ook. Ik speelde vele verschillende sporten, ging veel op reis en vond het heerlijk…

Visualisatie, de manier om de muur te doorbreken!
Visualisatie, de manier om de muur te doorbreken!

De afgelopen tijd heb je het gevoel maar niet vooruit te komen. Je voelt je een complete beginner en het lukt maar niet om je doelstelling te behalen, of dat nou is om de juiste pop-up uit te voeren o…

Reading the ocean: What are right conditions for me?
Reading the ocean: What are right conditions for me?

I still remember it so clearly. I was in Nicaragua and woke up super early. The hostel was still sounds asleep but as I walked down to check the waves, they were looking good. I decided to jump in. So…

Hoe houd ik me als vrouw staande in een line-up vol mannen?
Hoe houd ik me als vrouw staande in een line-up vol mannen?

Deze ochtend heb je besloten om naar het reef te gaan. Je kan niet wachten om het water in te gaan want de golven zien er goed uit. Je peddelt richting de line-up en kijkt om je heen. Ineens verandert…

How do you conquer your fear of high waves?
How do you conquer your fear of high waves?

What a power the ocean has! You probably remember very well the one time that you were pulled under water and only just managed to come out of the water again. Since then you regularly think back to t…

Hoe overwin je je angst voor hoge golven?
Hoe overwin je je angst voor hoge golven?

Wat heeft de oceaan een kracht! Je weet je nog maar al te goed die ene keer te herinneren dat je onder water werd getrokken en maar net weer boven water wist te komen. Sindsdien denk je regelmatig ter…

A wipe-out, how do you recover from it?
A wipe-out, how do you recover from it?

Everyone knows it. You lie in the water, you paddle for the wave, and as you take that last glance back, you already know. You feel the wave breaking on you and you are dragged under water. Tasting an…

Hoe herpak jij je na een wipe-out?
Hoe herpak jij je na een wipe-out?

Hoe herpak jij je na een wipe-out? Iedereen kent het wel. Je ligt in het water, peddelt voor de golf en terwijl je die laatste blik naar achteren werpt, weet je het eigenlijk al. Dit gaat hem niet …

Lessons from the ocean 2
Lessons from the ocean 2

You enter the water and look around you. There is 15 boys and you. You do not mind, you grew up with boys and feel comfortable with them. The waves start breaking over the reef. The fight begins. With…

Een spiegel voor de ziel
Een spiegel voor de ziel

De oceaan reflecteert niet alleen prachtig het zonlicht en de omgeving, maar opereert ook als een spiegel voor onze ziel. Tien jaar geleden ontdekte ik surfen. Ik was meteen verkocht. Als watermens…

Fear of water
Fear of water

I have never told anyone this but I used to be so scared of the water. My fear of the water explained the fact that as a kid it took me 3 times to get my swimming diploma. My swimming itself was quite…

Lessons from the ocean
Lessons from the ocean

In this blog I share my lessons from the ocean. Every day the ocean teaches me about life. Somehow my biggest passion also allows me to develop the most on a personal level. It clears my mind while…

One real responsibility
One real responsibility

A blog about our only real responsibility in life. This is how i woke up this morning. These past two weeks made me realize how lucky i am with my family and friends. How grateful i am to be able t…

What do you choose?
What do you choose?

A blog about the choices we have in our lives I used to be very shy and quiet. I was afraid, afraid to express myself, to expose myself, perhaps to be afraid of myself. I remember very well that on…

Intentions
Intentions

A blog about how everything can change every single day I wake up and set the intention that i would like to feel positively surprised that day. An hour later I check my email and i have an email f…

Voices
Voices

A blog about the different voices in our head In the morning light i am looking at the ocean. The sets are rolling in. Two to three meters, it is hard to judge since the waves break so far out. Th…

Life over survival
Life over survival

A blog about how I choose life over survival And then the house is really empty. It feels weird thinking about leaving Amsterdam and the Netherlands for now. It seems like i am not able to realize …

Hit the road
Hit the road

A blog about how I hit the road And then youre sleeping on a small mat in your room. You have sold all your stuff and all you have left is some books, clothes, your surfboard and your race bike. I …

Dancing through life

A blog about how I love dancing through life Lately i have been trying to do some more dancing through life. Riding with the waves of life instead of holding on to what i thought the wave should be…

Story telling

A blog about how I found myself to be great at story telling It is easy to think of a great story to sell your life to yourself. So that you can tell yourself why you are still living in a city eve…

Satisfaction from within

A blog about how I managed to find satisfaction from within. Yesterday I had a shit day. I had trouble finding an affordable camping spot and was disappointed by the camping vibes so far. Doubts ov…

The impossible

A blog about how the impossible becomes possible I’m going to do it. The impossible has become possible and suddenly life is open. I was completely stuck. In a relationship where I could not be com…

Emptiness

A blog about the feeling of emptiness I feel empty. Saying goodby to clients I have trained with for over two years, giving my last couple of runs for Adidas and my schedule getting more empty with…