Amado Vrieswijk: getting vertical at Bonaire's Lac Baai | Photo: Kuma Movie

Amado Vrieswijk has taken out the King of Bonaire 2017, at Lac Baai, in Bonaire.

The freestyle windsurfing event organized by Julien Mas attracted 28 sailors, including a contingent of kids, and got underway in medium wind conditions.

For many riders, it was the perfect venue for a pre-season warm-up. Vrieswijk was fired up, and he ended up winning the contest by landing double culos, no-handed burners, and shifty shakas in all heats.

Windsurfers kicked off the competition at Sorobon Beach, before moving to the wave windsurfing spot at Lac Baai.

In the final against Vrieswijk, Taty Frans, who narrowly beat Dieter van der Eyken in the semifinal, had a technical problem with his mast and suffered a major wipeout.

King of Bonaire 2017 | Top 4

1. Amado Vrieswijk (NED)
2. Taty Frans (NED)
3. Dieter van der Eyken (BEL)
4. Youp Schmit (NED)