FROM BELGIUM • LIVING IN SOUTH-AFRICA
Bouke is the shaper and founder of Witchcraft. He grew up on the dutch North-sea island of Terschelling and moved to Fuerteventura in ’93.
Bouke learned to windsurf at the age of 13, when he and his brother were given a Wayler by their mother. Bouke soon was addicted to the sport and became a fanatical windsurfer. He teamed up with surfmate Gossen to start making boards in ’85.
He studied engineering and dredging in which profession he worked in various countries all over the world before moving to Fuerteventura where he founded Witchcraft Fuerteventura in ’94. Bouke is the author of various articles on shapes and constructions for surfmagazines.
He is married to Peggy and they have 2 daughters.