At the end of 2012, Suzanne Vermeer was crowned as Dutch Champion for the 5th time ! An incredible period of domination for this 28 year old sports teacher, who devotes her spare time to sharing her surfing passion with other like minds, and teaching surfing to anyone who wants to learn.She first got into surfing when she was 15, through one of her friends who was already seriously hooked on it. Since then, her passion has never diminished and fills up a major proportion of her life, being also a fantastic way of exploring the big wide world, discovering the planet's fantastic spots on her trusty surf board. After riding a Natural surf 7' 9 for the first few years, she started meeting other girls who were already into bigger longboards, and who helped her get into that too. "I loved longboard from the word go and very quickly felt that I could perform really well at that discipline". Now a member of the BIC Surf rider team, Suzanne is currently lying in 12th place in the ASP European rankings.