Meet the first Revo Netherlands Brand Ambassador, Olympic gold medalist DORIAN VAN RYSSELBERGHE. The 6’2” and 165lbs windsurfer won the Men’s Windsurfing competition at the London 2012 Summer Olympics and is currently training for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.
van Rysselberghe grew up in Texel, a small island off the coast of North Holland in the Netherlands. An avid outdoors lover and sports enthusiast, his passion developed into a career when he turned 16 and started attending CIOS HEEREVEEN, a well-known sports program in the Netherlands that trains promising young athletes.
With less than a year-and-a-half before Rio 2016, van Rysselberghe is keeping his eye on the gold by participating in world championships and tournaments, and by training with his New Zealand coach Aaron McIntosh. Always on the move, van Rysselberghe recently placed third at the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Sailing World Cup Hyères in the French Riviera, and was in Laguna Beach, California for a couple of weeks before jetting back to Hollard.
We’re so excited to have van Rysselberghe as a Brand Ambassador, and we look forward to following him and his adventures around the world. Be sure to keep up with van Rysselberghe on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, and, INSTAGRAM as he competes around the world (in his Revo Kingstons, no less!).