Daan Van Der Linden Crowned 2017 European Skateboarder of the Year

“Its' hard to remember just one outstanding thing that Daan achieved in 2016, because there’s certainly too many! From January 2016, when he received this award for the first time, Daan has been shredding every single day, gaining respect and recognition from his peers as well as Skate generations combined. I have no doubt that he will keep on riding these tracks for many years to come, and continue to write his own unique story: the story of one of the greatest Skaters of our time!“ Says Alexis Jauzion, Vans EMEA Senior Brand Manager, Action Sports.

Daan picked up the European Skateboarder of the Year award for the second year running at last weeks Bright awards show. Take a look back at some of his best moments from 2016, and here's to another year of mind-blowing skateboarding from the young Dutchman!

Be sure to check out our interview with Daan, "The Red Bull Guy always wins with the 540..." here.