Jerrie van de Kop

Pro Kitesurfer 
Dutch National Champion 2013 + 2014
Winner Red Bull Megaloop Challenge 2013
European Junior Champion 2010 + 2011

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Red bull King of the Air!!

Posted by Jerrie on March 5, 2015 at 12:35 PM Comments comments (0)
Wow!! Super stoked to take part in the Red Bull King of the Air!! 
This time with my RRD Obsession pro kites! All year I was looking forward to this event!! Ive been training alot of freestyle in Brasil and didn't train to much in big airs in Brasil. But I felt ready for it and couldn't wait for the comp.

Im happy that i could stay in the house of Roberto Ricci himself! Perfect to focus and chill!

The competition went great for me! The first day the wind was not that good but my heats where good enough to go treu! 
The 3rd day of the competition it was time for the final against Jesse, Kevin and Aaron. after 8 minutes Jesse god flagged out and I got the 3rd place! Im super stoked with the final! And happy that im on the podium with 2 ex worldchampions!! Peace!



Pick by: Max Kamolz


Brazil 2014/2015

Posted by Jerrie on March 5, 2015 at 12:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi guys!

I just want to say happy new year! and all the best wishes to everyone ! :)



PKRA China

Posted by Jerrie on January 26, 2015 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

First time to China! 

What a country! Strange foods, stange culture and people and no way to read any sign in Chinese...

China has beautiful places for kiting. The first PKRA was in Pingtan and the second in Haikau. Im happy that i have got the opportunity to travel al the way to China and ride those strange spots and the competitions! China was a big experience for me. 





Another cover in de Dutch Kitesurf Magazin

Posted by Jerrie on October 26, 2014 at 4:45 AM Comments comments (2)

Happy with my great photo on the Dutch KSM, made by Reinout Smit of kitesurfpics.com. The photo is shot during an evening session at one of my home spots, Andijk.

 

Dutch Champion 2014!!

Posted by Jerrie on October 4, 2014 at 3:30 AM Comments comments (1)

Yes! For the second time in a row I've become Dutch National Champion 2014. This year we unfortunately only could compete on one event. It was the the first stop of a maximum of 3 planned over 6 dates. I decided to stay in Brazil because of the low windforecast. Congratulations to Kelly: you deserve this succes after a bad knee injury. The Schellinkhout locals did well this year......

9th PKRA Brazil

Posted by Jerrie on October 4, 2014 at 3:15 AM Comments comments (0)

After a few weeks of training in Combuco I headed to Barra Grande. Here I faced some very strong local riders but luckely I managed to finish my singles 5th. In the doubles Martinez stopped me from aiming for the podium. I gues I have to be satisfied with this result. Now I have to prepare for the last to stops in China. I hope to go for some double passes there.

Training camp in Brazil

Posted by Jerrie 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 Jerrie 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 Jerrie 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 Jerrie 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!

 

 


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