Maarten
van Ochten

Freestyle • Thruster Quad

Born17. October 1986, Breda, NL
Sail No.H 73
Weight77 kg
Size188 cm
Marital Statusnot married
Education
Windsurfing since1998
PWA Tour since2008
JP since2004
Website

Maarten’s page

Q&A

HOBBIES

Windsurfing, traveling, climbing, music, snowboarding, SUP

BEST DAY IN MY LIFE

Many, but for sure the joy standing on a windsurfboard the first time. Nailing my first forwards or double forwards.

BEST DAY POSSIBLE

Starting with a big breakfast. Having clean, glassy waves, wind and flatwater, nailing new moves. After that, a big dinner with my best friends and family, watching all the footage from that day, and having a lot of fun.

BEST 'VACATION

Probably Kos in Greece, Bretagne in France and Makkum in Holland

FAVORITE MUSIC

I like all kinds of music, from Creed to Michael Jackson, from Classic to House to Electro. Actually everything except country and “smartlappen”!

FAVORITE SPOT(S)

Grevelingen, Maasvlakte and Makkum in Holland, Fisherman’s Hut, Aruba, Cape-Town, Maui, Costa Teguise, Lanzarote and many more.

FAVORITE JP BIG BOARD(S)

I love all the FREESTYLE boards – they are strong and by far the best shapes in versatile conditions. WAVE SLATE 86 and THRUSTER QUAD 89

FAVORITE JP SMALL BOARD(S)

FREESTYLE 92 and the RADICAL QUADs are insane when it comes to radical windsurfing

PERSONAL 'MADNESS' & 'OBSESSIONS'

When it’s windy or when a new swell is breaking. I’m really having a hard time concentrating on other things than windsurfing, SUP, surfing! I was getting crazy the times I had to go school when it was windy! When I learn something new I’m getting more stoked of learning new things.

INSPIRED BY

Ricardo Campello, he was the first young guy who really showed, that there are no limits in windsurfing and particular freestyle windsurfing inventing a lot of new moves and beating the old guys.

Career

2016
  • No33 - PWA Neusiedler See, Austria
  • No14 - EFPT Lanzarote / Canary Islands
2012
  • No33 - PWA Neusiedler See, Austria
  • No17 - PWA Fuerteventura
  • No9 - PWA Sylt, Germany
2010
  • No5 - PWA Neusiedler See, Austria
  • No9 - PWA Lanzarote / Canary Islands
  • No27 - PWA Fuerteventura
  • PWA Overall ranking - 9th
2009
  • No5 - EFPT Palekastro / Crete
  • No15 - PWA Lanzarote / Canary Islands
2008
  • No17 - PWA Sylt, Germany
  • No19 - PWA Fuerteventura (2 eliminations 11th)
  • No17 - PWA Neusiedler See, Austria
2007
  • No1 - on day one at Aruba High Winds "King of the Huts"
2005
  • No3 - Young Guns of Freestyle 2005
2004
  • No4 - Young Guns of Freestyle 2004
2003
  • No1 - Young Guns of Freestyle 2003 (Wildcard for PWA Prince of the Lake)