Casper Bouman born in The Haque, the Netherlands and is 2 times World Champion in windsurfing. Growing up close to the sea, Casper began windsurfing at the age of 12 together with his older brother. Both of them were addicted to the sport and within a few years, they selected themselves for the Dutch Olympic Team. With several successes in the youth division, Casper really made a name for himself when he became the youngest World Champion in the Olympic RS:X class at the age of 20.
Known as one of the fastest windsurfers in the strong winds, he selected himself for the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. Unfortunately, due to mostly light winds, Casper couldn’t show his full potential and finished on a 15th place overall. After these Olympics, his ambition in windsurfing changed and he felt it was time for a new challenge. In 2010 Casper decided to switch disciplines and started focussing on the more professional and spectacular Formula and Slalom class.
In 2013 Casper became both European and World Champion in the Formula Windsurfing discipline. A great accomplishment and with this success, he now focuses on becoming a top contender in the professional PWA Slalom World Tour. The diversity of all these disciplines is what makes Casper one of the best all-round racers.
Besides his own windsurfing career, Casper is also known as a coach in the Olympic RS:X Class. With his technical knowledge and a good understanding of how to go fast on the Olympic RS:X board, he has helped several athletes like Dorian van Rijsselberghe, Lilian de Geus and foreigner windsurfers with their successes at the Olympic Games.
Besides the love for coaching, Casper still has 1 mission and that is becoming World Champion in the 3 biggest race disciplines of windsurfing. A road that no other windsurfer has ever done and that’s why in the next years you will see Casper focus fully on the PWA Slalom World Tour.