07. 01. 2014
May you please shortly introduce yourself?
Hello, my name is Roderick Pijls from the Netherlands, I am 22 years old. I am a professional kiteboarder and international model.
Despite your age, you are a very successful man. Would you, please, share with us what -what are you proud of?
Graduation with Business Administration at Erasmus University, selection Dutch National field hockey team. 7th European Championships kiteboarding.
Tell us more about your daily routine.
It depends :-)
No wind days: normally I wake up around 8-10am, depends on the meeting I've got. Get a good breakfast, take a shower, go to the gym, shower again. After having this done, I go to my meetings. After finishing this I often meet up with my friends and check the wind forecast for the day after.
Waking up around 9am. Putting on some good music while eating a goood breakfast with carbs and proteins. Packing all my stuff and meet up with my friends at the beach. After this we find outselves eating at the couch and not able to move anymore.
How do you prepare yourself for competitions?
Couple of days before the competition I make sure to eat healthy and sleeping enough hours a day. During the day of competition I try to stay focused on my heat. Couple of minutes before I listen to music and imagine how my heat will be.
How about your diet?
For kiting you need a lot of carbs for the energy, so I eat a lot of pastas and Rice. After kiting I eat proteins so my muscles can recover. With modeling though, you need to avoid eating carbs. So then I try to eat a lot of proteins.
What are your hobbies?
Next to kiting and modeling I try to do sometimes rock climbing, running and surfing.
What is your dream and what do you want to achieve on your life?
Ofcourse I want to do well with kiting and modeling. Trying to reach as high as possible. Upcoming season I will be competing in the worldchampionships and do my best.
To the stars and beyond!!!