Ben Van Der Steen

International Teamrider.

Home spot.Tarifa
Sponsors.Goya, Gunsails, Brunotti
A few words about yourself.I am a Dutch Guy living in Tarifa Spain , were I live with my Family and train for the competitions ahead as well as work on R&D on every aspect and level of windsurfing.
What makes your ride?The feeling of loosing your self on the water next to the element of competition , there is endless ways to enjoy this sport.
How much do you love to windsurf?I have been on skateboard sins I was 4 and windsurfing sins I was 11 years old , life is on a board.
What is your most memorable session?I have had many many great sessions but for me its hard to beat a good wave session in cape town big bay with Friends.
What inspires you?My wife and my kids give me a lot off inspirations as well as sailing in good conditions.
Describe your gear and the conditions you use it in.Goya proton 96 with sail sizes from 5.6 ( hell windy ) to 7.1 ( still solidly windy )
Goya proton 116 with sails sizes from 7.1 ( strong but gusty winds ) up to 8.6 ( full power flatter water )
Goya Proton 136 with sails from 8.6 to 9.4 for light wind slalom.
94 and 104 Quad for when the waves come rolling in.
What does riding for Goya mean to you?I am very happy to ride for such a prestigious brand with a lot of passionate people behind the brand that really push the quality windsurfing to the next level!!!

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