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Christian Andersen

Surfklubben NASA (Klitmøller)

 

Disciplines: SUP Surfing, Technical Race & Distance Race 

Age: 16

Best results: 5th place at the European Championships in the Technical Race (2017), 2nd place in beach race at the Danish Championship (2017), 1st place in the Eurotour under 18 in England (2017), 2nd place in the Eurotour in Finland and 4th place in the Eurotour in England (2017).

About: I tried SUPing for the first time when I was nine years old. It was in 2010. Together with my family I was on vacation in Copenhagen and heard that Casper Steinfath was in town to attend a SUP event. We went out to see and to cheer for him. At the venue, I had the opportunity to try SUP and participate in a "fun race". It went okay and I was stoked. 

The first years of my life I lived a little outside of Klitmøller, which is one of the main SUP and surf places in Cold Hawaii. At one point my parents were divorced. After that I lived in a number of different places together with my mother and my brothers. We ended up in Klitmøller, where I have lived ever since. 

Our house is a few hundred meters from the ocean, which makes it easy for me to train on the water. My dad still lives outside Klitmøller near a lake, which is a great place for flat-water training. So all in all, the situation is perfect for me. 

SUP is so cool because it allows me to be on the water in all sorts of conditions and still have fun. What drives me from day to day are my goals as a sportsman. To me, it is important to have goals to keep focus and motivation. 

My best experience on a SUP board so far has been the European Championships in Portugal. First of all, I did well, but I was also part of a team that fought for Denmark. This gave the experience an extra and very positive dimension, which I look forward to being a part of at the World Championship in Denmark. 

I do whatever I can to be on the water as much as possible. In addition to the training on the water, I do cycling, running and strength training. When I'm not training, I go to school or hang out with my family and friends. 

I've just become part of Fanatic’s test team, which means I'll help them test and design SUP boards. I am obsessed with equipment and love to trim and improve their performance. I'm so happy that Fanatic gave me this opportunity and I look forward to working with them on this.

Discipliner: SUP Surfing, Technical Race & Distance Race 

Alder: 16

Bedste resultater: 5. plads ved Europamesterskaberne i Technical Race (2017), 2. plads ved DM Beach Race (2017), 1. plads i Eurotour u18 i England (2017), 2. plads i Eurotour i Finland (2017) og 4. plads i Eurotour i England (2017). 

Om: Jeg prøvede at SUP’e første gang, da jeg var ni år gammel. Det var i 2010. Vi var på ferie i København, og hørte at Casper Steinfath var i byen for at deltage i et event. Vi tog ud for at se og heppe på ham. På venue fik jeg mulighed for at prøve SUP og deltage i et "fun race”. Jeg klarede mig okay og var totalt stoked. 

De første år af mit liv boede jeg lidt uden for Klitmøller. På et tidspunkt blev mine forældre skilt. Efter det boede vi en del forskellige steder. Vi endte i Klitmøller, hvor jeg har boet lige siden. 

Vi bor få hundrede meter fra havet, som gør det nemt for mig at træne. Min far bor stadigvæk lidt uden for Klitmøller tæt på Vandet Sø, som er et rigtig godt sted til fladtvandstræning. Så alt i alt er situationen ret perfekt for mig. 

For mig er det bare fedt at kunne være på vandet i alle slags forhold og stadig have det sjovt. Det, som driver mig fra dag til dag, er mine mål som sportsmand. For mig er det vigtigt at have mål for at holde fokus og motivation. 

Min bedste oplevelse med SUP indtil videre har været EM i Portugal. Dels klarede jeg mig godt, men jeg var også en del af et hold, der kæmpede for Danmark. Det gav oplevelsen en ekstra og meget positiv dimension, som jeg glæder mig til igen at være en del af til VM i Danmark. 

Jeg gør, hvad jeg kan, for at være på vandet så meget som muligt. Som supplement til træningen på vandet cykler, løber og styrketræner jeg. Når jeg ikke træner, går jeg i skole eller er sammen med min familie og venner. 

Jeg er netop blevet en del af Fanatics testhold, som betyder, at jeg skal hjælpe dem med at teste og designe boards. Det glæder jeg mig til. Det går jeg meget op i udstyret og elsker at nørde med det.