About the van
Meet the Van
Look at him enyoing the sunset in Greece I bet every Van would love to do this. In the past year this brave bastard took me to competitions & training in Spain, France & Italy. Conquered the snowy French and Italian Alp`s just before driving me to the next winter/water training destination in Spain. The past months he took me all the way down to Greece, driving through Hungary, Serbia, Kosovo, North Macedonie, Greece and the islands.
But his life hasn`t always been like this you know.
He had a full body make over saved out of the old storage – somewhere down in the old garage. So he would look great and could take me proudly on the road trips, of my life. Always seeking – Never lost, tot the best kitespots, training locations, to the World cups, the European and World championships. While als working and studying.
By the way I am Mariska. A Dutch kitesurfer, kitesurfer, wingfoiler & snowkiter, who never converted a van before. yup that`s me. Worked on the conversion for some weeks /days (this looked like this >>>)
Clumsy, impulsive, no building experience and not such a good planner – always making the most out of everything.. imposible is not an option. But hey everything you give time grows… right? Using a jigsaw for the first time in my life…cut a hole in the roof of the van (under the good watch of the neighbor – who just sat and thought what the heck..?!), day in day out just figuring out wat the next step will be… watching you tube… Turned out great in my opinion.
You probably think how did she ended up in that situation? Easy: to cut the costs of training, competing international, as an independent athlete & student – without choosing in disciplines.
There are a lot of vans dreaming about this stuff, but in the end it’s only a few of them who actually can say:
I DID IT!
I`am talking about van, travelling through Europe to the amazing kitespots, the slopes, the mountains, skateparks, awesome beaches, incredible views, lonely places or big cities.
To let go of everything and just drive…
Meet: VAN he is one of those lucky vans.
Converted into a snowmobile midget home. Many adventures and miles. After a long break, 2020 Back into the Netherlands. Where it started all over again, growing into a kitemobile midget home:
Van: Volkswagen T5
Re-born: December 2020
Goal: Always seeking never lost & Shred it till bed. Chasin`the reckless life & dreams while enjoying the ride 😊
Favorite place: Somewhere with a good view at the surf, kite, ski, skate spot.
Favorite ride: The long highway to everywhere – mountains & the sea. And the ride into the sunset!
Favorite drink: Diesel
Favorite Country: …………….. the unknown.
Powered by the wind & the sun
Born: December 2020
Favorite place: the frontseat, where else..!? Especially during sunset and our Chasin` The Reckless Frontseatstories.
Favorite ride: the once with the scariest views!
“You see that bag of tools? It’s my constant traveling companion. It literally rides in the passenger seat. It’s not much for conversation but it’s always there for me when I need it.” The Start of #Frontseatstories