My name is Ben Bilski, 33 years old and I am a German living in sunny Limassol! I am the Founder of a public listed Company called NAGA - we operate a trading platform. In my freetime and to relax I ride the Awake board as its my number 1 hobby and mediation tool :)
I am a former professional swimmer and was a member of the German national swimming team for 6 years. I have been a German Champion and also a Medal winner in the World Games 2009. I use to train all around the globe and participated in World Cups, and European and National championships.
I usually ride in the ocean, close to where I live. I prefer to go out riding when the water is normally between 22-24 degrees Celsius. The place where I ride is a bay, where it is a mix of calm and wavy conditions, and some days the waves can be really strong which can be fun for some extreme riding.
I have the Awake RÄKVIK S22 with three XR batteries, the two extra batteries open the possibility to ride longer when I have friends over.
For me, the answer is obvious, extreme mode with foot straps!
I mostly ride solo in the mornings, it’s my favorite.