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 this longboarding actually was. I fell in love. I spent all days, sometimes even nights, learning how to longboard 😀. After just 4 months I took part in my first competiton in Hamburg. I met there all the people whose videos I studied to learn […]
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 to have one too. When we spent nights together, he showed me many longboard videos and we both loved it. So we decided to buy together our first longboards. It started like this. Subsequently, I discovered the Parisian docksession initiated by Lotfi which showed me a facet […]
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!
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 called “Eindhoven Roll City” (Yeah THE Eindhoven Roll City from where SYCLD is born). At the first edition of SYCLD they asked Erik to play music and I’ve helped. After that, I came back to SYCLD every year and I am still amazed how big […]
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, diversity of nationalities and the community feeling of the whole event! When I am not making websites, I make mixes and music for films and games. Check yeropharaoh.com + https://soundcloud.com/notyero for my stuff!”
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 so I decided to buy a longboard. A few weeks later I saw a video by Simon Arsenedis and have been totally stoked. That‘s the story how it all began and now longboarding is my passion” “My first SYCLD was in 2015 as a visitor. […]
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 us skate there and the whole world came. Whoops! Luckily my background in event organisation came to use and with the great support of some awesome people it became what it is now! I started longboarding because I have a horse who then was too […]
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 what it is today. The most funny thing at SYCLD is seeing Bianca’s panic face when she thinks something is going wrong but knowing it’s ok.” In the competitions he’d like to see new talents who come out of nowhere and absolutely kill it! What […]
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 créme de la créme’) His(s)tory: ” Skated when I was a kid and ten years later I discovered longboard Dancing/Freestyle at DockSession Paris. I fell in love with it immediately and have been riding as much as possible ever since ! SYCLD is the first […]
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 Live Long Boarders, coaching our future competitors! Loves nature, hugs and good vibes! Hi(s)story “I started out as a rider, and after i suffered an injury to my knee I rolled into the host/presenter roll which I have been enjoying over the last 4 […]
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) . This year my role will be member of the tourists federation haha” Why did you go longboarding and why did you continue? “The feeling of freedom on wheels is pretty unique and addictive so I’m pretty sure that I will continue taking this […]
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 to Eindhoven anyway. Simon or Wolf asked me if i want to judge since Maarten couldn’t make it that year. Been judging and having fun every year since. After street skating for more than a decade my doc put a sudden end to it. not […]
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 she turned it into!” (we would like to add: Maarten has been such a support to SYCLD from the start! He shared his knowledge and took care of a big part if the competitions) “This year I will be a judge again. As every year […]
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)
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 it..
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.
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 the judge team. Why did you go longboarding and why did you continue? “I was so stressed and got sick and tired of my daily life. Then I was looking for something that makes me happy and energetic. on the same time, I saw a […]