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Conquering Waves: Danae de Haan’s Journey to Excellence in Water Sports

ByLaura Luzzi

2 min read

Conquering Waves: Danae de Haan’s Journey to Excellence in Water Sports

Meet Danae de Haan, a dynamic force in the world of competitive wake sports, hailing from the picturesque landscapes of Kelowna, British Columbia. Danae has shined within the competitive realm of wakeboarding, wakesurfing, and wakeskating over the past seven years, thanks in large part to her relentless pursuit of excellence at every level of competition.


Shining Bright in Competition

The British Columbia (BC) Summer Games have become Danae's personal stage for triumph, where she seized three gold medals, each representing her mastery in wakeboarding, wakesurfing, and wakeskating. Adding a collective shine to her accomplishments, Danae also clinched a coveted team bronze. Nationals witnessed her meteoric rise, with four gold medals, a silver, and two bronze, showcasing her versatility and dominance in the fiercely competitive pool of athletes.

However, Danae's story is one that goes beyond just the medals and victories. What truly sets her apart is her passion for the artistry embedded in wake sports. For Danae, it's not just about conquering the waves; it's about unleashing her sense of creativity and self-expression through a mesmerizing array of tricks. The "scarecrow" in wakeboarding and the "shoot the duck" in wakesurfing are two of her favorite maneuvers that highlight her athletic prowess and personality.


Beyond the Waves

Danae's drive for creativity and passion doesn't end in the water. Passion courses through every facet of her life. A recipient of academic scholarships, Danae has channeled her achievements to fund her studies. Currently immersed in pursuing an undergraduate degree in animation and digital art at Okanagan College, she seamlessly integrates her athleticism, artistic flair, and love for animation into a tapestry that defines her life.

When Danae isn't conquering waves or studying, she delves into her inner artist, crafting captivating pieces of art, animations, and even developing apps and video games. Her Instagram and LinkedIn profiles help showcase her creativity and her athleticism. 


Pushing Boundaries

We’re thrilled to follow Danae's journey as she continues to push the boundaries of what's possible in the world of competitive wake sports. Danae de Haan is a name destined to make waves, both on and off the water.

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