2010 Curacao Challenge: freestyler's happy hour

The Curacao Challenge Freestyle competition is off to a good start. With wind speeds picking up in the afternoon the competitors were able to pull off some big moves. The Freestyle competition makes use of a Double elimination with the first rounds completed today.

Youp Schmit from Bonaire is competing in the Under 18’s and is also trying to see if he can keep his ground in the 18+ category. Surprisingly he managed to do even better between big boys beating Quincy in the semi-final. But his no-handed shove-it didn’t prove big enough to defeat the wide variety of moves by Bjorn Saragoza in the final.

Pictures of Day 4 will follow on this website soon.

Results Day 1

1. Bjorn Saragoza (Bonaire)
2. Youp Schmit (Bonaire)
3. Hendryck Balentien (Bonaire)

Under 18
1. Felix Martina (Curacao)
2. Amado Vrieswijk (Bonaire)
3. Youp Schmit (Bonaire)

Under 14
1. Ethan Westera (Aruba)
2. Steven Max (Aruba)
3. Kaj van der Lubbe (Curacao)

1. Xenia Kessler (Denmark)
2. Hilde Tuinbeek (Curacao)
3. Arrianne Aukes (Netherlands)

Wave sailors: they are never touching water

In it’s first official season the BWA are pleased to announce financial support from the following brands: Tushingham, Starboard, Fanatic, North, JP, Neil Pryde, Simmer Sails, Mistral, Moo Custom, RRD, Ezzy, Goya, Naish, Severne, Gaastra and Tabou and not to forget Jem Hall Coaching who is also supporting the BWA.

The 2010 Tour in association with the UKWA drops in on Rhosneigr and Brandon Bay, Ireland in May then we await the October gales in Tiree for the Wave Classic finishing off the season in Cornwall.

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2010 Curacao Challenge: racing in the Caribbean

What a day, what a day. Just enough wind to get things started but the long distance race from Sea Aquarium Beach to Marriott Beach was a go.

The starting line was a half a mile upwind from the event site but the strong currents and little wind made it impossible for some competitors to get there. The competitors who did make it to the starting line made for an exciting race with a total distance of more than 6 miles of coastline.

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