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Katarzyna Hajdan: Judge


Warsaw, Poland His(s)tory:”…. My story started in Portugal. A few years before I started skating, I was in Peniche.  I came there to overcome my fear of water – I wanted to surf. I heard there about longboarding and only when I  come back to Poland, I started browsing the net in search of what

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Aboubakry SECK: Judge


SECK Aboubakry born in 1993 in DAKAR / SENEGAL Sponsored by Majutsu Longboard, Remember Collective and ParisTruck Longboarding since 2014   Hi(s)story “I discovered longboard thanks to my best friend of the time in 2014. He had a mini cruiser and I was too much fun with him when he was riding what pushed me

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SO.. Joining the SYCLD Crew?


Every year SYCLD is supported by a wonderful team of volunteers. From hanging up banners to support during the event! If you like to be part if this crew, please join this group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1196790513771328/ or send us an email  Thank YOU!

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Sjors Thomassen: DJ


Sjors Thomassen | 1991 | Netherlands His(s)tory “DJ at the first edition of SYCLD and continued providing the music ever since. I first learned to board around 10 years ago with Erik’s longboard. He brought his longboard to school and let me practice with it. Eventually I bought my own board and joined the crew

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Yero Pharaoh: DJ


Yero Pharaoh – 90s kid – half Dutch/Mauritanian His(s)tory “I play sick tunes for the competitors and visitors ranging from hip hop to future disco/funk. DJ’d last year at SYCLD and loved it! My fellow DJ’s Erik and Sjors invited me to play. I knew very little about longboarding and was amazed by the skills,

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Christopher Weggler: Judge


Christopher Weggler | Judge | 1990 | Munich Bavaria Sponsored by Crownboards, Undonewatches Longboarding since the end of 2014 Hi(s)story “Years ago I was totally over stressed and I was looking for a sport to calm down after work. I saw an advertisment with some downhill skaters. Only the imagination to shred hills was amazing

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Bianca Kersten: Boss (they say)


Bianca Kersten | born a long long time ago | Dutch but living in Spain Longboarding since  2011 Her story “Founded SYCLD in 2012 when the Eindhoven crew, which I was a part of, wanted to go skating indoor because of the bad weather. The owner of the venue, who I know, agreed to let

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Jelle Lemmens: right + left hand & brain


Jelle Lemmens/ 1992 / Belgium Judge at the very first edition. (Crucial!) part of the team ever since. His(story) “Skated when I was younger, fell in love with woodworking and the scene after. To me SYCLD is a Family reunion. What impressed me the most is seeing it grow from a Sunday skate day to

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Achel Machin: Judge


Achel Machin | 1992 | Sponsored by Majutsu Longboard, Paris Trucks and Blood Orange Wheels. Longboarding since 2014 SYCLD history: After three years competing, he was judging in China and is also a judge in Eindhoven since 2018. He also has a LOT of talent as a film maker (check the Majutsu SYCLD video ‘la

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Guleed Yussuf: Host and advisor judging team


Guleed Yussuf / 1988 / Somaliland/ Netherlands/ Germany Guleed our host with the most, skating for `simple longboards, Travelol, AWHOU, Goldcoast. This happy ball of energy is the one who keeps us hyped through the day, making sure the good vibes are always flowing trough the competition. Guleed is also a longboard teacher in Amsterdam with

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Lotfi Lamaali: Judge


Lotfi Lamaali / 1983 / France Sponsored by Loaded boards, Orangatang wheels, Paris Truck Co, Boosted boards, EXTREME and Nectar and began longboarding in 2008 His(s)tory “I competed on the very first edition in 2013, second 2014 and in 2016, and was a member of the jury during the 2015 and 2017 editions (China edition as well)

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Werner Wildberger (aka Duude Junior): Judge


Werner Wildberger (aka Duude Junior) / 1982 /Austria Sponsored by Wasted Hours Clothing, running Simple Longboards and been skating for 25 (!) years His(s)tory “I’ve attended SYCLD twice as a rider, in my 3rd year, i broke my wrist and got my cast removed a week before SYCLD. i wasn’t really able to compete but went

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Maarten Frouws: Judge


Maarten is the father of ‘Dancing with the Stars’, the older sister of SYCLD.   Since when are you involved? “Since before the first event I got involved, because I organized an event that had a similar setup. Bianca asked us if it would be allright if she copied some elements. I totally digg what

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Thomas Tiel Groenestege: Advisor judging team


Thomas Tiel Groenestege/ 31 / The Netherlands Sponsored by his very own Soma and rides for 14 years SYCLD, what’s excitement if you can dance? How to bribe? Ride better than the others! (bummer people, guess the pizza, coffee and raki won’t make you win after all)

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Simon Arsenidis: Judge


Simon Arsenidis/ 32 / Germany Sponsored by Mantis Longboardshop, Dasilva Boards, Paris Truck Co. Simon is excited about SYCLD because it’s Two days. Two huge halls. Hundreds of talented riders full of stoke. Do he has to say more? It will be a highlight of this year! Just give him a nice Greek Raki, that will do

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Andrei Churakov: Advisor judging team


Andrei Churakov/ 23/ Belgium Sponsored by Original Skateboards, Paris Truck Co, Fireball Wheels, Wasted Hours Clothing and rides since 8 years How excited is he about SYCLD? he likes SYCLD more than his own birthday. Nuff said. How to bribe Andrei?! Not pizza. Definitely not delicious, cheezy pizza.

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DoYoung Gwon: Advisor judging team


DoYoung Gwon/ 1987 / South Korea Sponsored by Bastl boards, Blacktop Trucks and Manaliso clothing. Longboarding since 2012 His(s)tory: “I got the 3rd place for Sponsored freestyle/dancing in SYCLD 2015. I got the 2nd place for Sponsored freestyle/dancing in SYCLD 2016. I finished SYCLD 2017 in Final run. Since SYCLD 2017 China, I got into

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