Board of Directors

2022 - 2023
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Enfal Altar CALAPVERDI

Head of Turk Longboard

Enfal Altar is a Professional Longboard Athlete. He was born on May 18, 1995 in Istanbul, Kadıköy.

In 2011, he received the "Taking The Pulse Of The Planet Award" from the United States NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) for his oil and environmental cleanup project. Thanks to this, he had the chance to go to America and met longboarding.

While he was a student at Istanbul University Faculty of Communication, Department of Radio, Television and Cinema, he founded Turk Longboard with his former colleague Melih Gümüş. He became a champion on the 17th Sportfest Longboard freestyle competition. He started his professional longboard rider career in 2017 with the sponsorship of “Board Sports” resulting in him being elected for the Sector 9 Longboard’s Turkish Team.

He became the champion of Turkey on the 18th Sportfest International Longboard Freestyle Dance Competition by winning 2 consecutive times. He also broke the European record of the Hippie Jump Category by jumping from a height of 1.55cm. During the time of sponsorship with Buz24, he entered the Loaded Boards of California’s team. At the 2020 season, he paired up with companies such as “Northern Sun Boards” and “En Extreme”. Northern Sun Boards manufactures longboards with Enfal Altar’s own signature.

Enfal Altar, one of the referees of the Turkish Skateboarding Federation, has been a jury in many Longboard competitions. In his business life, he owns a media company that provides services on social media and digital marketing.

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Mehmet Melih GUMUS

Deputy Chairman

Melih was born on August 26, 1980 in Istanbul.

He is a graduate of Istanbul University Medical Electronics. He started board sports with Snowboarding at an early age. With the desire to snowboard on streets, he bought a Longboard in 2016.

In order to bring people who love longboarding together, he became friends with Enfal Altar, who was also his schoolmate, on the Caddebostan beach, and he pioneered in turning the Turk Longboard initiative into a community.

In the face of daily hustle and bustle in life and ongoing responsibilities, members of the Turk Longboard community enjoy joining their lives with sports, friendship, team spirit and many longboarding achievements. Many excited and passionate longboard lovers will always be happy to include them.

In 2018, the post-accident protection equipment he spent while doing Downhill saved his life. Physical confidence is very important as all branches of sports are exciting. As in professional life for Melih; The use of suitable equipment for athlete safety ranks first in its own activities and in the Turk Longboard Community.

He continues to work as a Co-founder at Mag Medical Systems Technology in the health technologies sector in his business life. 

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Hilal BARAN

Head Of Turk Longboard Girl Crew

Hilal was born on February 22, 1994 in Izmir.

After completing her high school education at Izmir Buca Science High School, she moved to Istanbul for university. She graduated from Yıldız Technical University, Department of Architecture and continues her architectural services within her own company.

She is interested in many different sports branches such as longboard, rowing, roller skating, quad skating, running, moveboard, tango, tennis.

She is the founder of the Roller Skating Academy and she is giving roller skating lessons with her team. Skating is a philosophy of life for her. You can see her at the beach, walking on the street, on a boat in the sea, or even on the bus while skating. She is a licensed rowing athlete at İabd Rowing Club and participates in rowing competitions. She has won medals in many different boating categories. Seniors Turkey Cup and Seniors Turkey Championships 1st place in Master Women's 2x category 2nd place in Seniors Köyceğiz Cup Master Women's 1x category 2nd place in Seniors Turkey Championship Master Women's 4x category 2nd place in International Haliç Rowing Races 4x category are some of their achievements. She is a sea rower who has won many medals. She is the President of the Turk Longboard Girl Crew Community and organizes events for women.

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Doruk URGUN

Vice President

Doruk was born on February 22nd , 2005 in Şişli, Istanbul.

He is the youngest member of Turk Longboard Group in a management position. He got his education at ACS International Schools in Qatar due to his family's jobs.

After returning to Turkey he is continuing his education in Istanbul. He is interested sports such as swimming, American football and tennis besides longboarding.

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Tarkan KUTUP

General Coordinator

Tarkan, Profesyonel Dalga Sörfçüsüdür. 15 Aralık 1970 Almanya Köln’de doğdu.

He is a Mechanical Engineer and a Business Economist. Throughout his education and business life in Germany, he met surfing in the mid 90's. Him and his family re-established their lives by coming back to Turkey in 2009. While trying to progress as a surfer in water, he started to train on land with a 1 meter Street Longboard. After his long researches, he built his first 1.90m Longboard with his own hands.

This is how he established Northern Sun Handmade Kingsize Boards. He coaches and sponsors many professional Longboard athletes, especially Turk Longboard Team Riders.

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Selim MERDAN

Advertisement and Media

Selim was born on November 22nd, 1984 in Konya.

He is a Downhill Athlete. With his passion for extreme sports; He started skating and ice hockey at a young age and added Ski, Snowboard, Wakebord and Longboard to his repertoire in addition to Bmx, Downhill Cycling, Motocross branches.

In addition to his personality on social media, he has also shown success in scientific terms; He completed two specialty trainings and is currently working as a doctor in a state hospital in Istanbul.

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Pelin EKER

Communication Coordinator

Pelin was born on August 10, 1987 in Hilvan.

She returned to Istanbul in 2005 as a military soldier daughter and started her working life as she graduated from Istanbul University Anthropology Department in 2009. Sports fields that she has included in her life since then; Archery, snowboard, wakeboard, windsurfing, surfskate, her last passion has been motorcycle and motor sports.

She has been roller skating and ice skating as a child.
Her passion for extreme sports continues to inspire her to try many sports. She met the Turk Longboard community for the first time and started surfing.

She started to work in the field of finance and spare parts order management in the automobile industry with her Master of Financial Management in 2014 and has been continuing his career in this field since then.
She participates in sports activities and takes part in activities whenever she has the opportunity.

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Sahin MEHIN

General Secretary

Şahin was born on June 14, 1994 in Üsküdar, Istanbul.

His sports life started at the age of 16 with fitness and Calisthenics &streetworkout. He started his business life with Vitamin Supplement company and continues to coach in gyms. In 2017, he became 2nd in Turkey Young Athletic Physics Mens competition.

Due to his past sports history he was quickly able to progress in Longboarding. As a result he won 2nd place during the 19thsportfest competition. He also makes videos on training and motivation.

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Fatih YILMAZ

Production Manager

Fatih Yılmaz was born on May 29, 1989 in Izmir.

He graduated from the Radio TV Broadcasting Department in 2010 and has been working as a video editor since then. In addition to the editing of commercials, TV series and films, he also edits the films he has shot with great devotion. He uses Adobe Premiere and Avid Media Composer editing programs very well. At the same time, he met Longboard and met the Turk Longboard Group, and played a major role in shooting and editing in the activities of the group. In this process, he has improved himself in the sport of Longboard and still continues to improve.

Currently, he continues to be an active video editor and continues to both do sports and serve the Turk Longboard Community as a Videographer. aka "The Conqueror of Longboard" video editor and also a Longboard athlete.

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Onur ARKOÇ

Organizations Coordinator

Onur was born on April 06, 1990 in Amasya.

He moved to Istanbul in 2011. In the past years, he has been involved in the Brazilian dance and martial art Capoeira. He met Surfskate in 2020 and joined the Turk Longboard community. He is also a wave surfer at the Tula Surf Club.

is designing. It creates surfskate installations by bringing these boards
together with trucks with spring mechanism suitable for their own style.

He is the partner of the Ljus Art brand, which works on surf art.
In addition to extreme sports, he has the title of financial advisor in business life and is currently working as an accounting chief in a private company in Istanbul.

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Ahmet KANAN

Technic and Education

Ahmet was born on October 6, 1986 in Istanbul Kadıköy.

He is interested in MMA, Kickboxing, and Muai Thai Sports. In 1995, he bought his first Skateboard by collecting Margarine Paddles.

Although he is a sportsman in Atilla Cycling Team, he has participated in all Turk Longboard organizations.

2008’de ilk profesyonel longboard’unu toplamıştır.