Pieter Bijl (NED-0) rides for JP-Australia
Born in Maasdijk, Holland Pieter Bijl (31) has been windsurfing since he was 14 and started racing when he was 16. He started doing the PWA tour, when he was 18. Pieter was on Fanatic boards in the past and it will be interesting, how he will end up on his new boards. The current Slalom worldchampion Antoine Albeau is using them very successfully for two full seasons already.
In 2007 Pieter Bijl finished 6th in the PWA Slalom ranking. After a 3 year break from the PWA tour Pieter is now very eager and fully ready to come back and give it all to make it into the top 10 in 2011 and hopefully even further up in the coming years.
Pieter is now based on Maui and works for NeilPryde as head of testing since 2002. So he gets to spend a lot of time in the water and knows how to tune his equipment. He will also be involved in the future JP Slalom board development together with Antoine Albeau and Micah Buzianis.
Here is what Pieter had to say: “I am very excited about joining JP. I have total faith in Werner Gnigler’s boards which I already tested and I am very happy with them and I feel I am absolutely ready for the racing season. I have won races in the PWA tour before and have been leading in events in Fuerte and Turkey. So I know it is in there somewhere. Now after a small break I hope to be able to gain some momentum and get it out and end up in the very top of the ranks in the next few years.”
© JP-Australia 2011
I wonder why this took so long. Pieter has been a key player for NP for about 8 years now, and Fanatic is not a part of the NP group.
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