In 2001, after seeing the professionals competing at the Kiteboarding World Cup in Holland, his dream of becoming a pro became his goal and his driving force. From that moment on he dedicated everything he had to training and managed to win his first Dutch Championships in 2003. It was onwards and upwards from there, as he set his sights on his very first World Cup, and at age 14 he managed to secure a top 10 spot.
One of his fondest memories was having his friends and family supporting him from the beach at the 2014 King of the Air event. This resulted in new motivation to push it to the max and win the 2015 installment of Red Bull King of the Air.
After 14 years of hard work and high flying, Kevin still gets the same rush every time he launches his kite.