Bowien van der Linden

Hi I'm Bowien! Originally from Noordwijk, The Netherlands, but I have also lived in Cape Town, South Africa. Because my parent where both always very fanatic windsurfers, water sports have always played a large role in my life I starting out with going bodyboarding and surfing then at age 10 I started windsurfing and supping. Since a year I have been wingfoiling and surffoiling, and I'm totally hooked !
Dutch
Noordwijk, The Netherlands
22 years old
Wing foiling since July 2019

Gear

RRD

Sponsors

RRD

Sports

Wing FoilSurf FoilWindsurfSUPSurf

Questions & Answers

What other water sports do you do and how long?

I've been wingfoiling for one year now, before that I have been surfing, windsurfing and supping for about 12 years now

What do you like about wing foiling?

I love the feeling of flying, how fast it goes and free it is, the long rides you can make, waveriding! and that you can already have so much fun with very little wind but also have a blast in 30+ knots

How did you learn and how long did it take you to wing foil?

Last year my dad bought a wing and I tried it out on his 115 liter SUP foilboard and I could fly the first day directly. It took a bit longer to learn how to jibe, tac and jump but I learnt that this winter in Cape Town, where I could go onto the water every day.

What is your favorite gear combination and why?

RRD 4m is my to go wing, I can use it in light winds and even if the wind is pumping" I ride my 4m with my 140 dolphin board

What was your favorite wing surfing session?

Difficult to choose, but some of the most memorable have been downwinders in Cape Town with crazy winds&waves and some epic waveriding sessions I had in Platboom and Sunsetbeach

What do you want or believe will significantly improve the wing foiling gear?

I believe foil and wing development is going so fast and they are only going to get faster, lighter, stronger which is ofcource always good ;)

What tips or recommendations do you have for anyone who wants to start?

Get your hands on a set and go out there!