"Started when I was 10, addicted since than"

Personal details:

  • Name: Sanne Meijer
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Discipline: Wakeboard

From the horse to the wake and never back.

Sanne grew up in the South of Holland, travels the world and does what she loves the most; wakeboarding!

“ I started wakeboarding when I was 10 years of age and from the very first moment when I was in touch with the sport I knew I was addicted. It’s really crazy how much my life has changed the past few years. I went from a horse-riding girl to a pro-wakeboarder.

I won my very first European title in 2011 in the Girls division. One year later in 2012 I won my first World title! In 2014 at an age of 17 and as the youngest rider in the Pro-women category I took home gold at the World Championships in Norway, my biggest dream became reality!

Because I couldn’t get enough of the sport I also began riding behind the boat. The sound of the motor, that feeling when you hit the wake and the people cheering in the boat when you stick a new trick, these things are indescribable! In my second year of riding boat I became the first wakeboarder in the world who got first in both cable and boat divisions at the world championships! During this world championship back in 2015, I have suffered a major shoulder injury. “

Latest achievement: 2nd on the IWWFED Worlds Argentina