Appletree teamrider Evelien Bolle verteld over haar plannen om te kiten in de golven van Nazare. Madam is namelijk groot fan van bigwave kitesurfen. Toevallig weten we dat Appletree volgende week een nieuw board lanceert speciaal bedoelt voor het kiten op hele dikke golven (had je die maar bij je gehad 20 dagen terug in Capetown )
Big wave surfing has been around for more than half a century. Big wave kitesurfing, however, is less established. Yet Appletree team rider Evelien has devoted her heart to big wave kite surfing. Being part of this highly specialised niche is not something to be taken lightly.
Follow Evelien’s journey of learning how to grow as a big wave kitesurfer. As this is not something that happens overnight, she will report regularly. But first, let’s get to know her a little better!
Hi Evelien! You’ve been part of the Appletree team for several years, but for anyone who doesn’t know you yet, tell us about yourself. When did you start kitesurfing and why? Where does your love for the ocean come from?
Hi, I’m Evelien a Belgian girl with a big passion for waves and the ocean in general. The love for the ocean was brought to me by my father who always was (and still is) an avid sailor. As we were living in Mechelen, a more inland city, we would drive almost every weekend to the seaside. So my weekends were mainly filled with sailing, fishing, swimming,…
I only started kitesurfing 10 years ago. In the beginning kitesurfing seemed like a good hobby for the days when it was too windy to go sailing. But kitesurfing became quite quickly my main sport.
Kitesurfing did feel more like an expression of myself. I like taking on adventures, becoming a better person of myself, learning new things, pursuing a passion and pushing my limits. Kitesurfing waves just made me do all these things while being in connection with nature.
En lees hieronder verder over Evelien's plannen -->