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..