DIETER VAN DER EYKEN. The Belgian freestyle windsurfer entered last year the PWA freestyle scene at the age of 18 and immediately finished on the 9th place in the midst of the best freestyle windsurfers. Maybe for some this was a surprise, for us not. We know Dieter since many years and can still remember when Marja, his mother sent us the first move of her son. Already at this time, you could recognize Dieter´s unique style and his determination to become one of the best freestyle windsurfers. 2010 he finished the freestyle tour on the 12th place overall. By now Dieter has become a fixed top 10 rider on tour and has improved his 2011 overall ranking, finishing on the excellent 8th place overall with his best result in Vietnam, where he got 5th. For 2012 Dieter has already set his goals. He wants to push into the top 5. Read more about his plans, the past competition season and new rules in freestyle in the following interview.