Learned kitesurfing at age 11
Who is Christiaan?
His dad taught him kitesurfing at age 11. Because, well, that was the only way to learn kiting 20 years ago. Cool dad you think? Let’s make it cooler: his dad Pieter was the first kiter on the island. Yes, that’s how it goes when your a native Bonairian. He loves all things boarding: -skate, -long, -wake -boarding. Or else surfing and foiling. Christiaan is on a personal quest to push the wakestyle in kitesurfing. And Harlem helps to push this mission, providing gear, knowhow and love for the game ❤️.
This guy is a master of feeling. With the new prototypes he felt every slight correction that could help create the perfect Harlem Pro v2. So besides a teamrider with insane pop jumps and wakestyle tricks, he’s also a valuable asset for our product development team. He used to combine materials from different kite brands to make his own unique best performing kite. Harlem kitesurfing helps him turn this hobby into a serious job.
Where to find him?
His favourite spot is Atlantis Kitebeach on Bonaire. But for his love for speed it’s Dakhla Morocco. So long it’s butter flat and windy you will make Christiaan Happy so where do you want to meet him?
“Harlem shares my passion for performance and perfection”