Probably a wave 360 when
it’s done on a solid wave
Starboard, Severne Sails, Cockburn Joinery,
Flying Objects Australia,
“SWOX is a professional brand that makes quality sunscreen!”
how do your friends call you?
You have been surfing since 2001, do you have a favorite surfspot?
Gnaraloo in W.A. is still my favourite spot. The entire W.A. coast is amazing for windsurfing though.
Which is your favorite board / sail and why?
My favourite board is my Starboard Kode 70. Can use this board in just about all conditions whether it be really windy or quite light. My favourite sail is the Severne Sails S-1 Pro. This sail helps me progress so much every year with my wave riding.
Jaeger, who or what inspires you? What is your passion?
My dad inspires me a lot. He’s so passionate about everything he does and just watching him or listening to him motivates me to make the most out of what I have and my opportunities. My passion is being at the beach or in the ocean, whether it be windsurfing, surfing or fishing I’m not too fussed.
Do you have your own way of life? If yes, what is it? (e.g. Food, Training, Motivation, Way of thinking …)
I just try and do what I enjoy and what makes me happy. I like to look after myself as much as possible with eating, training and sport but I also like to have the occasional break from those things so it all stays positive. I love working as a Physiotherapist as well, it helps keep my brain ticking and definitely helps me stay motivated and to make the most of my free-time.
If you could pick two athletes (dead or alive) to go surf / windsurf with, who would they be and where would you go?
If I could windsurf with any two people it would be my Dad and my brother Hendrix. We get to sail almost every day together and it’s so much fun. I’d probably just choose to sail at home in Geraldton on a really good day, something I get to do quite often anyway.
Which is the best city on earth and why?
I think the best place for me to live is W.A. There is so much to do here that involves the ocean. We have world-class windsurfing, surfing and fishing so for me it doesn’t get much better. Many of the places are quite remote so that’s an added bonus too.
What are your goals for 2018/2019? What do you want to achieve next?
My goals over the next year or two are to just keep improving with my windsurfing both in free-sailing and competition. Getting results are great but as long as I feel I’m progressing and moving forward I’ll be happy. I would also really like to learn Spanish and to spend more time in my Dad’s shed learning how to shape boards so I’ll be working on those too.
Is there something more you want to tell us?
Jokes, wisdoms, feedbacks …
Some days you’re the pigeon, some days you’re the statue.
One quote about SWOX. What do you think about SWOX? Why do you join the team?
SWOX is a professional brand that makes quality sunscreen. I look in to the sun almost every afternoon in W.A. for hours on end so knowing I’m using the best products gives me confidence to stay out for longer.