Name: Roderick Pijls
Date of birth: 28-09-1991
Nationality: Dutch/ French
Hometown: Sommelsdijk, The Netherlands
Sponsors: Protest Sportswear, SportZot, Peter Lynn Kiteboarding, Lieuwe boards, AppleTree boards
Roderick Pijls travels all over the world with his kite and board to find the limit of his own ability. From kite surfing over toxic lakes in Africa to kite surfing competitions in Indonesia. Roderick travels around the world to kite surf in the most beautiful places and for his international modeling career.
Roderick Pijls graduated in business administration from Erasmus University. Roderick has been selected for the Dutch National hockey team, but after moving to Zeeland he fell madly in love with kite surfing. The freedom of the sport, gasping for salt water and being completely destroyed at the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about! Since then, Roderick has been sailing kite competitions all over the world.
In 2018, Roderick Pijls went to the limit to go kiting on a toxic lake, called Lake Natron. After good preparation, many talk shows, TV appearances and many disapproving opinions, he braved the toxic lake in Tanzania. Everything was recorded and broadcast, with a wonderful result.
Roderick Pijls lives for his sport and enjoys it to the full, he lives his dream and makes his new dreams come true.
Being on top of his game he can’t imagine a life without sports.