Jerrie van de Kop

Pro Kitesurfer

Dutch National Champion 2013
Winner Red Bull Megaloop Challenge 2013
European Junior Champion 2010+2011

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Training camp in Brazil

Posted by jerriekiten on August 18, 2014 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)

For the next two months till October I'll be in Brazil for a solid preperation of the final PKRA tourstops in China. The conditions here are perfect for stabilisation of my trcks and learn some new ones.

PKRA Germany

Posted by jerriekiten on August 12, 2014 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

The PKRA Germany was a successful event! After 8 days of chillin in the sun, waiting for wind.. and relaxing we finally got wind in the last 3 days! The trials went pretty good. Despite some tough heats I managed to win 3 times and qualified for the main event. The conditions where pretty hard... There was super light wind and some strong current from the Northsea. In de singles we had some crazy strong wind! My first heat was against Ariel Corniel. We both didn't had our best heat, but I'm happy I won this one and go to the next round against Christophe. 

Unfortunately I lost against Christophe Tack. I had some bad luck with my kite that crashed and got tangled. In the doubles I was up against Carlos Mario. Carlos had a good heat and he won.. 

PKRA Germany was a nice event! Getting qualified every tourstop gives me the confidence I need to make the next step towards the top 12. That's why I choose to get to Brazil for the next two months  for some hard training. Therefore my next update wil be from Brazil!



PKRA Fuerteventura

Posted by jerriekiten on August 12, 2014 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

PKRA Fuerte! 

Crazy wind, choppy water and a tough competition! luckely I managed to get into the main event again. The competition went pretty good. In de doubles I won 2 heats and  finished on a 9th place. I was pretty happy with my heats in the difficult conditions.. 


PKRA Egypt

Posted by jerriekiten on June 16, 2014 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (0)

PKRA Egypt was so nice! we had some good conditions to ride in for the singles and doublels!

The water was nice and warm and all the riders could stay in a hotel nearby the competition spot.  We had hard conditions as well. One moment the wind was perfect for a 12m but the other day there was a massive sandstorm with wind gusts till 45 knots! Anyway.. As any event I had to do the tough trials again... Im happy that the trials went pretty good :) luckely I could show the judges that I am progressing my skills after some weeks of training hard. I passed the trials winning two heats in a row.

In the single elemination I won my heat against Forest bakker. The next heat  I was up against Alex Neto. In this heat I was a bit unlucky due to the windconditions..

The doubles where crazy! I had to compete against Michael Schitzofer. The first time we did our heat and the result was that I won my heat. Unfortunately we had to do a rerun because the judges missed one trick of Michael. The next morning 8:00. My kites where ready and the wind was strong! It looked like a massive egyptian sandstorm! We had 45knots in the gusts and some really hard conditions to ride in. My heat started off well with some nice tricks. After a few tricks landed, my kite went into the water and my 5th line wrapped around my kite.. I didnt manage to relounge my kite again so Michael won the heat.

Hopefully Holland will bring us some good wind to prepare the next PKRA in Fuerteventura!

 

 

First stop of Dutch Nationals.

Posted by jerriekiten on May 19, 2014 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Last week the first stop of the dutch nationals was hold in Workum.

We had some crazy conditions for the weekend... rain and some strong wind! Luckely it was good enough for a single and dubbel elimination. The singles went pretty good for me. After a few close heats i won the single elimination!

On sunday we did the dubbels. the conditions where hard! 30 knots, cold.. and so much rain!  After waiting alot for my heat at the end of the day it was time to start my against Johnno Scholte. Johnno had a pretty good heat and i didnt went so good. Once again the conditions where pretty hard. It was time for the superfinal against Johnno.For the title for this event. I had a good heat and felt more confident than my last heat. I'm happy that it was good enough to win the first stop of the dutch nationals!

 

 Picture by: Reinout Smit

PKRA France/Leucate

Posted by jerriekiten on May 11, 2014 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)

The second PKRA tourstop was in France/Leucate. It was my first time to compete in the Mondial du Vent. It is the biggest kiteevent of France and it was held for the 18th time. Leucate with its extremely strong winds has proven to be one of the most challenging events in the tour for all the riders. WInd varies between 15 and 35+ knots. Therefore I was very satisfied to advance to the main event after winning my heats in the trials. Once again it was a tough competition between the 32 worlds best freestyle riders. In the main event I had to face the conditions of 35+ knots. Allthough I was a little disappointed not to advance to the 2nd round, I was very happy receiving and riding with my new RRD competition kites. I love them and I'm looking forward to the comming weeks to get used a bit. The first impression is really great and I expect to improve my skills to the next level. Leucate, it has been a pleasure so see you next year!

PKRA Marokko/Dakhla

Posted by jerriekiten on March 27, 2014 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The PKRA in Daklha was my first competition of the 2014 season. My first few heats in the trials went pretty good and I'm happy that I made it into the main event :).

The route to qualification is pretty tough because the level is really high with all the good riders who are competing in the tour right now.

After 3 heats in the trials it was time to start the singles. My first heat went really good and I made it to the next heat against Reno Romeu. Reno had a strong heat so unfortunately I lost with a 0.50 point difference.

In the doubles I won my first heat and lost my second heat against Mario Rodwald. My leash broke in the first trick of the heat and had to swim all the way back to the beach.... Overall I ended up 13th. Next time stronger leash and try again! Now I'll fly to Tarifa for developping and testing my future RRD comp kites... Looking foreward to the next tourstop in France! Cheers!

 

RRD

Posted by jerriekiten on March 15, 2014 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)

After the King of the Air I stayed in SA for some training and preparing the PKRA stop in Dakhla. Here I met Roberto Ricci, owner of the well known and appreciated windsurf and kiteboarding brand RRD. Some drinks later we agreed to work together from that moment on. RRD will support me with their gear and my ambition to go into the pkra tour! On the other hand I will help RRD to develop a c shape free style kite. I'm thrilled to take this challenge and I'm proud to represent a great brand in the surf market.

Of course I'd like to thank Flexifoil for supporting me over the last few years. This period has been very motivating and the support with all the gear has been great. But my time has come to move on. 

 

Red bull King of the air!!

Posted by jerriekiten on March 8, 2014 at 5:30 AM Comments comments (0)

I'm here in Capetown to compete in the Red bull King of the air! This is a famous event from the past, but luckly Red bull brought it back!! This was serious the most spectacular event which I did sofar! So much crowd on the beach, so much wind!, good music, stoked riders! I want to thank Red bull for all the imput for this event and hope that next years event is gonna be even bigger than this year!

Im happy that I ended up in top 12! Im not really happy with this result but, top 12 means that you got invited for next year! so my place is save :) 

Here a little photo of one of my kiteloops during the comp.



Brazil 2013/14

Posted by jerriekiten on March 8, 2014 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Finally in Brazil again! So happy to be back here in Cumbuco to kite every day and work on my latest tricks.

It hase been great so far.. good wind, nice weather and nice people around the lagoons :)

Last few days we tried to make some action shots... Some photo's and video.  Here a photo from a frontblind. The video is coming soon! Now I'm of  to Capetown for the Red bull king of the air!



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