TEAM ROSTERS AND BIOS
51 nations united in peace
Select any country name to view their team roster and learn more about our competing athletes.
Netherlands (the)
DIVISION / Open Women
Dominga Valdes
  • Age / 29
  • Height / 1.73
  • Born / Den Haag
  • Favorite surf break / Mancora, Peru
  • Board / Channel Island - Happy
  • Sponsors / Vans, Ocean & Earth, Pukas
  • Biggest Achievement / 3x national champ
  • Hobbies / Yoga, tennis
Born in Ibiza to a Dutch mother and a Chilean father, Dominga was raised as a global citizen. Over the past years, she has called Bali, Chili, Peru, Spain and The Netherlands her home.

After two years of sailing the oceans with her parents, Dominga picked up her first surfboard at age thirteen in the north of Chile. Fastforward 16 years later she became Dutch surf champion three times, Benelux surf champion and whenever she’s not paddling out in the North Sea in Scheveningen, Dominga likes to travel the world searching for those perfect waves.
Netherlands (the)
DIVISION / Open Women
Julia Van Rooij
  • Age / 27
  • Height / 1.76
  • Born / live in The Hague, born in Groningen
  • Favorite surf break / Punta Mango in El Salvador
  • Board / Al Merrick Route 15
  • Sponsors / APPM Netherlands, AETHIC skincare, SPORT+ physiotherapy, ECOPRO drivenbynature
  • Biggest Achievement / My project for Merah Putih Hijau - for the waste management in Indonesia // surfing result: champion of the Benelux, and surfing for the Netherlands during the WSG in Japan
  • Hobbies / Anything in the water, i love to read and lay in a hammock :)
That I would like to say hi to everyone who's watching!
love you mom & dad 

..& my neighbours rock 
jatoch! 

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If the interest is dead serious, i'd like to link the people to my website: www.juliavanrooij.com to get to know more about me and the projects I do in giving back to local communities, according to raising awareness about plastic pollution.
Besides that, I hope that people can look through prejudices from countries that are given by the media. I was in El Salvador 5 years ago, when people were strongly advising me to not go, while I had the best time with the most loveliest people on planet. Give countries a try, and use your own eyes instead of glasses created by others. 

Hope to see y'all in the water some day!
<3 
Netherlands (the)
DIVISION / Open Men
Kaspar Hamminga
  • Age / 28
  • Height / 1.75
  • Born / Westland
  • Favorite surf break / V-Beach
  • Board / Channel Islands 5.11 x 18.3/8 x 2.5/16
  • Sponsors / Protest sportswear, Ocean & Earth, Skullcandy, Hub footwear, CI surfboards and Flow Fysio
  • Biggest Achievement / 4x National champion
  • Hobbies / Besides surfing I like eating food, spending time with friends and family. Sport wise I also do snowboarding and Brazilian jiu jitsu
Coming from a small village in the Netherlands, surfing was not the most logical option for Kaspar. Despite the lack of good waves and the stormy weather, Kaspar fell in love with surfing at age 13. Not blessed with daily good swells young Kaspar had to wait at times for weeks before the next swell would arrive. But when the day finally arrived there would be nothing standing in the way of him and the waves. His determination and passion for the sport has brought him to where he is today. Winning 4 National titles a Benelux title and other impressive performances for the Dutch National surf team are only some of his victories. Besides training for the next competitions, planning new surftrips and spending as much time as possible in foreign waters, Kaspar enjoys coaching surfers at his surfschool Dutch Surf Academy.
Netherlands (the)
DIVISION / Open Women
Mirna Boelsma
  • Age / 25
  • Height / 1.7
  • Born / Scheveningen
  • Favorite surf break / Uluwatu
  • Board / Pukas Dark
  • Sponsors / Roxy, hartbeach, livept
  • Biggest Achievement / Dutch champion
  • Hobbies / Carve skating, surfing
I grew up in scheveningen near the beach and learned surfing there togheter with my brother Tom (who is also in the team) as a surfer in Holland, you need a lot of patience. Sometimes it could be flat for weeks. But most of the time in autumn and winter we get some nice swells. This is my 4th time participating in the ISA World Surfing Games. 
Netherlands (the)
DIVISION / Open Men
Remi Petersen
  • Age / 28
  • Height / 1.85
  • Born / Jeffrey’s bay
  • Favorite surf break / Supertubes
  • Board / The Gamma Android the FRK from Firewire
  • Sponsors / Firewire surfboards, Jbay Surf Retreats.
  • Biggest Achievement / Surfing better then ever.
  • Hobbies / Anything outdoor. Sex.
I’m representing for Holland and all the homies in J-bay. Also, how crazy would olimpics be?!?! Let’s go!
Netherlands (the)
DIVISION / Open Men
Tom Boelsma
  • Age / 23
  • Height / 1.86
  • Born / Scheveningen
  • Favorite surf break / Maasvlakte
  • Board / Pukas dark
  • Sponsors / Quiksilver, LIVEPT, Hartbeach,
  • Biggest Achievement / National dutch champion 2020
  • Hobbies / Surfing, skating
I am Tom Boelsma, 23 years old and living in The Hague. And surfing a lot in the Netherlands, because of study. 
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