GUNSAILS | Pieter Bijl - Defi Wind Rider, PWA Worldtour, Slalom and Foil Windsurfing


Thank you for the great time as performance manager, developer of the BOW concept sail, team rider and friend. We wish you all the best for the future..!

Date / Place of birth1979 / Maasdijk
Home spotHoek v. Holland
Favourite spotKahana / West side Maui
Favourite disciplineRace / Wave
Favourite movePower gybe / Off the lip
Favourite sailGS-R 7.1 / Seal 4.7
Sail numberNL-0
HobbiesCooking, biking
MottoEven when something is really good it can be made better!


I’m a windsurfer at heart, simple things make me happy, just give me some wind and waves, maybe a little sunshine too and life is grand. I love my family and enjoy being active on and of the water. With loving family I’m super proud to be a part of the Gun Sails team, they have over the short last 3 years become my family. It is a company that is Family run and you can feel that. I like things different, I like things new and I like to make it. My passion is windsurfing and in the last 15 years I have worked on making windsurfing more fun by making gear that works and lasts. I believe the best innovations are still ahead in my career and I’m working hard to bring some of the crazy idea’s I have in my head to life and possibly to the market. Plenty of idea’s to make windsurfing easier and even more awesome!