When I was a kid I was really into tennis. Living in England at that time and trained 5 to 10 hours a day with the goal to go pro. I did quite well had my sponsors, was in TV a few times. I also always wanted to become a doctor. Then came a time when I had to decide between education and tennis. I realized although I was really good at tennis going into education was the wiser thing to do so I studied dentistry instead.
While living in England I started bodyboarding (I was 12 at that time) and really enjoyed being in the ocean. Truly wanted to surf but living near London the ocean was too far away. After I stopped playing tennis and went to university I started windsurfing and kiteboarding and later on surfing always traveling a lot. Then I found out about wakesurfing at lake Zurich/Switzerland where we moved after my studies. It allowed me to 'surf' without the need to travel. I was hooked. In 2008 we travelled to Nashville to compete at the World Wakesurfing Championships. I just wanted to see what the wakesurfing wave behind the Centurion Enzo was like to figure out what boat to get with no expectations about the competition. Well, I got 2nd, really liked the wave and bought a Centurion. Won every single contest I entered after that. 17 wins so far consecutively.
I am really happy to have my own dentistry office, my husband (and my best captain) developing our own boards at AIRBAZE, and a wonderful dog. And being able to wakesurf a lot on the lake close by.
Belgium, England, Germany and now living in Switzerland
There is no other wake/wave like Centurion, I tried a lot this is the best. It is long has good power and a nice shape. This is what you need to develop the most advanced tricks.
Win more titles and have fun and progress the sport. It is great to see the smile in the kids/newcomers faces when introduced to wakesurfing.
Centurion, AIRBAZE World Champ Wakesurf Boards, Hydro-Turf, Kibag Marina, Core kites
After 2nd place worlds in 2008, 17 more contest wins including Texas Champion, Wakesurffestival/Switzerland, King of the Lake/France, German Championships, Airbaze Eskimo Cup, two-time World Wakesurf Champion in 2010 and 2011
Winning the Wakesurfing World Championships twice in a row and 17 other contests in a row, being unbeaten since 2009, the first woman to show a surfstyle 720 and full reverse in a competition
Watersports and sports and being with friends and spending time with my husband Holger and our dog Shredy
Anything healthy, seafood, pizza and pasta
Believe in yourself and alway give 200 % and don't forget to enjoy
There's so many... Whoever comes up with new tricks and has fun !!!
2012 Centurion Enzo
I came back from surfing in Barbados really waiting to go surf again and saw someone with a surfboard near our lake. I asked what the board was all about and he told me about wakesurfing, I was hooked straight away.
From April to October I try to ride 4 times a week.
I can just go and practice new tricks forever, it is so much fun. If my captain wouldn't make me take a break I would go on all day long because I always want to learn 'that' new trick and won't give up until I've got it. Love to ride all day long.
My Husband and best Captain for sure