Michiel De Ruytter

I count myself very lucky that my parents passed me on their passion for the outdoors at a very young age. When I was 12 years old my dad started to teach me kayaking. Unfortunately, there is not much to do in Belgium as a whitewater kayaker. After 5 years of barely any paddling I came back to it with more eagerness than ever before. Last couple of years I’ve spent more time abroad than at home, always trying to charge as hard as possible on the water. I always look for the biggest holes in the river to boof or potentially get smashed in. After all I’m just a small human being with a very big smile when I get to experience the beauty and the power of nature from on the water.