Steven Van Broeckhoven

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Steven Van Broeckhoven
Personal information
Born (1985-09-27) 27 September 1985 (age 31)
Residence Lommel, Belgium
Surfing career
Best year 2011
Sponsors O'Neill, NeilPryde, JP-Australia, Choco Fins
Major achievements

1st PWA World Cup Podersdorf 2011

1st EFPT overall 2011

Steven Van Broeckhoven (27 September 1985) is a Belgian windsurfer, specialized in freestyle. In 2010 he was ranked #4 on the PWA overall ranking Freestyle Men.[1]

Training[edit]

Steven Van Broeckhoven had his first windsurfing experiences at the Vossemeren in Lommel, Belgium. After learning the basics, he started windsurfing at Lake Grevelingen in the Netherlands. Nowadays he trains at Tarifa, Kaapstad and Bonaire, but still refers to Lake Grevelingen as his homespot.[2]

Major achievements[edit]

  • 2006
    • 1st Belgian Championship Freestyle Men
    • 1st overall "Sultans of Surf Marokko" Men
    • 4th Pro Kids Bonaire Men

2007

    • 1st Overall "O'Neill The Crowning"
    • 1st Dutch Championship Freestyle Try Out Men
    • 1st Belgian Championship Freestyle Men
    • 1st TWF (Tarifa-Spain)
  • 2008
    • 1st Dutch Championship Freestyle men
    • 1st Overall "O'Neill The Crowning 2"
    • 4th EFPT overall[3]
  • 2009
    • 1st EFPT overall[4]
    • 4th PWA (Worldcup) Sotavento Fuerteventura
    • 6th PWA Costa Teguise, Lanzarote
  • 2010
    • 1st EFPT overall[5]
    • 2nd PWA/EFPT Surf Worldcup Podersdorf, Austria
    • 3rd PWA Super Grand Slam, Colgate World Cup Sylt, Germany[6]
    • 3rd PWA Freestyle Grand Slam, Sotavento
    • 3rd PWA Grand Slam, Sotavento Fuerteventura
  • 2011
    • 1st PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf, Austria
    • 1st PWA Surf World Cup Freestyle, overall ; WORLDCHAMPION [7]

Recognition[edit]

In 2009 Steven Van Broeckhoven was elected as Rookie of the Year by the PWA[8] and in 2011 he won the Zilveren Laurier, which symbolizes the sportsman of the year of Limburg.[9] He was also nominated Yachtsman of the year 2010.[10] On May 4, 2011 Steven Van Broeckhoven has won his first PWA World Cup title.[11] 2011 1st PWA Freestyle, overall

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