Many of you have seen Amanda Beenen on the water, she is quickly making a mark on the PWA tour with her aggressive riding style. But many don't know her history and inspiring story, this is now shared in this beautiful video by Manu Grafenaeur.

Amanda is also running Girls Windsurf camps in Tenerife this year, with the first one coming up in April. Check out all the info here.

W.H.Y. from Manuel Grafenauer on Vimeo.

WHY is a short movie about an unforeseeable change. The dutch windsurfer Amanda Beenen takes us back to the origin of her windsurf passion. In 2004 - where this story starts - horse riding was her favorite thing to do. Back than it was very unlikely that she would ever live the life she is living now. A traumatic accident changed everything and her life turned in a totally different direction. Almost a decade later, it is clear to see, that without this incident she would most probably still horse ride and would have never put her feet into the straps of a windsurf board.

And in yet more Amanda news, the Dutch star has signed to the Gaastra and Tabou International team for 2013...more info coming very soon!

Amanda Beenen