Board of Directors
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 NOAA in Houston, Texas. He received training on cyber security analysis, database security, cyber threat intelligence and threat hunting. He got acquainted with the sport of Longboard on his trip to America, where he went for education.
While he was a student at Istanbul University, Faculty of Communication, Department of Radio, Television and Cinema, he founded the Turk Longboard Community with his schoolmate Melih Gümüş. He became the Turkish champion in the 17th International Sportfest Longboard Freestyle Dance competition. With the success he won, he took the first step towards his professional sportsmanship by joining the Turkey team of USA Sector 9 Longboards San Diego brand under the sponsorship of Board Sports in 2017.
He became the champion of Turkey for the second time in a row at the 18th International Sportfest Longboard Freestyle Dance competition and broke the competition record by jumping from a height of 1.55cm in the Hippie Jump category. Northernsun Boards produce Boards that are custom made with his autograph.
In his business life, there is a media company that provides digital marketing services. Enfal Altar is one of the referees of the Turkish Skateboarding Federation, he has also been a jury in many Professional Longboard competitions.
Mehmet Melih GUMUS
Mehmet Melih Gumus, 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.
Tarkan Kutup, is a Professional Wave Surfer. He was born on December 15, 1970 in Cologne, Germany.
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.
Şahin Mehin, 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.
Pelin Eker, 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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Selim Merdan, 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.
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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Ahmet Kanan, 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.
He assembled his first professional longboard in 2008.
Onur Arkoc, 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.