Shania Raphael

I started windsurfing when I was six years old and got really into it around the age of twelve. Since I have been on the water a lot at Brouwersdam, there was no other way than getting hooked to freestyle. Having all the pros like Davy Scheffers, Dieter van der Eyken, Steven van Broeckhoven and many more around you at such a young age leaves an impact. At the age of 13 I landed my first Airjibe and soon my first Spock – with the help of Davy. Being teammates with him now is pretty cool! I just love to be out there on the water, using and feeling the power of Mother Nature and enjoy this indescribable freedom! I just fell in love with everything that comes with windsurfing – the people, the places, the lifestyle – and couldn’t imagine a life without it.

Career highlights

1st GWA Freestyle
5th EFPT Brouwersdam