Jinne enjoyed to be on the water from an early age. He started windsurfing when he was very little. He was still too small and light for kiteboarding at the time. He did this until he was eleven. His father gave him his first kiteboard lesson at his home spot Huisduinen. He loved it right away.
The clean and quiet conditions made it an ideal spot to learn. From then on he wanted to learn as many new things as possible and spend as many hours on the water as possible. Jinne has always been motivated to learn new tricks. The endless progression you can make in kiteboarding makes it so interesting for him.
The Netherlands (NL)
Day of birth
What is your favorite kite?
This depends on the discipline. For freestyle the torch is my go-to kite. This kite is super stable while I’m doing my tricks and I think that’s very important. For big air I ride the pivot.
What is your favorite kitespot?
This is definitely Cape Town. In the strong winds you can go super big and there are some sick freestyle spots as well .
What is your local Kite-spot?
My local kitespot is Huisduinen. A sick kitespot in Den Helder.
What is your ultimate goal to achieve?
A big goal is to do a lot of competitions and reach the top. I would also really like it to mean something in the development of the kite gear.
What are your hobbies besides kiteboarding?
On the no wind days, I’m wakeboarding behind the cable a lot. It’s a really cool sport and it will level up your kite skills as well besides that, I also love skiing.
What is your favorite trick?
For freestyle my favorite trick is a heart attack. I love the power in this trick. For Big Air it’s a boogie loop. The feeling of a big, inverted boogie loop is insane!
Which rider do you look up to?
I really look up to Liam Whaley. He is one of the best riders in freestyle and in big air as well. He proves that being a good freestyler makes you a good kiter overall.