- 26 February 2011 | Windsurfing
The inaugural Madloop Junior Freestyle Competition was held in Auckland, New Zealand. With fine weather and gusty 13-knot winds, a dozen young windsurfers showed off their moves for judges.
Selecting the best and scoring their tricks were Thomas Davies, New Zealand's national freestyle champion, and Jebbe Uthank. There were very young windsurfers pumping the future of Kiwi windsurfing.
Children from four to 17 years old displayed some wonderful talent. With loads of prizes from Watersports South Pacific, A'ND Distribution and Dox Sunscreens, everyone went away with something for their efforts.
Medals were awarded to Ash Wilson, winner of the 14-17 year old division and Amaia Holton, who won the Under 13 competition. Madloop and the Auckland Windsurfing Association believe this competition is the start of more fun freestyle events for junior windsurfers in New Zealand.