Britte | Biography
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“Travel destinations changed from mountains to coasts”

Britte was born in the Netherlands in 1990. At the age of 13 she started snowboarding at the indoor hall in her hometown, and joined the European Roxy Snow team as a professional athlete in 2007, right after she graduated high school. From that moment on she traveled full time and followed the winter season, mostly with the ROXY team coached by Lesley McKenna. Britte competed at slopestyle events all around the world and achieved some remarkable top 10 results. Her success as a Roxy team rider didn’t stay unnoticed and in 2009 she joined the international Flow Snowboarding team as a professional athlete as well. Besides, she became part of the Dutch National Team coached by Tor Svensson.

 

In the summer of 2010, Britte got injured. She tore the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and lateral meniscus of her knee during the Junior World Championships in Wanaka, New Zealand. After two and a half years of living in the gym working on her recovery, Britte decided she wanted to change direction and quit snowboarding. Fascinated by what healthy nutrition did to her during her snowboarding career, she started studying Nutrition & Dietetics in September 2012. During her education, she profiled herself as a specialist concerning sports nutrition for action sports such as surfing and snowboarding by joining different national federations like the Holland Surfing Association and the Dutch National Ski Federation. Since her graduation in June 2016, she may call herself a Certified Dietitian in The Netherlands.

 

During her studies in The Netherlands, Britte caught up with all the summers she skipped and became active at other sports like surfing, running and swimming. She became a certified Beach Lifeguard and worked at the beach as a surf instructor. Her travel destinations changed from mountains to coasts and currently she is exploring New Zealand together with her better half.