LATEST FROM Annabel van Westerop
Annabel van Westerop
I was born and grew up in the Netherlands. When I was eleven years old, my parents decided to move the beautiful island of Aruba… lucky me! During the first few years I was totally into Paso Fino horseback riding. I even went to the world championships in Colombia and returned with a silver medal.
When I was 14 I got to know kiteboarding and was immediately hooked! After four years of practicing the sport I finished high school and started my career as a professional kiteboarder.
At the moment I am living a dream. I travel all over the world competing in the PKRA World Tour of freestyle and visiting as many events as possible. My goals? Enjoy life as much as possible and become world champion!
So this is an "Double S-Bend to Blind"! Last week I was the first girl to ever land it in competition. Here is some footage I found to show you what it is all about 😊 #competition #vkwc #prokitetourvenezuela #trick #new #proud #cabrinha #npsurf #sabarock @cabrinhakites @npsurf @sabarockbvis film by @tobiholter
Back home after a really great week in Isla de Coche! Happy with a 5th place in freestyle and 4th in big air. Ready to get training again for a little while longer at home and then it's Tarifa time! #prokitetourvenezuela #podium #competition #cabrinha #npsurf #sabarock @cabrinhakites @npsurf @sabarockbvis
Extremely happy and proud to be the very first girl to land a Double S-Bend to Blind in competition! Hard work pays off and I can especially thank @leroydamo and Al Training Performance Center for helping me to take my riding to the next level. I'm in general very pleased with my riding in this event and a final 5th place. 👊🏼💪🏼☝🏼️ #prokitetourvenezuela #vkwc #kiteboarding #virgin #competition #cabrinha #npsurf #sabarock @vkwctour @cabrinhakites @npsurf @sabarockbvis
Yesterday I rode my first heat against @brunakajiya and @helenabeatz and finished 2nd. That means that today I will go against local girl Carache in the second round. I felt that I could do better so I'm excited to compete again today! Photo @juansantiagomonteverde @vkwctour @cabrinhakites @npsurf @sabarockbvis #vkwcvenezuela #prokitetourvenezuela #vkwc #virgin #kiteboarding #competition
Very proud to announce that as of yesterday I am officially an ambassador for the organisation Clear Water Initiative! This organisation raises awareness to the pressing issues on clean drinking water and poluted oceans. It's a great initiative and I'm proud to be a part of it! Find out more on their fb Clear Water Initiative, or their website stichtingclearwaterinitiative.org 💧
This weekend I'm organising a Kids Pro Clinic at my homespot in Aruba! Over the past few weeks I was amazed to see so many kids shredding and I would love to help them to take it to the next level! All kids of 16 years and younger are welcome and we will have some snacks and drinks for after the session. I hope to see you there! Made possible by @cabrinhakites and #Fiberworx