2010 Curacao Challenge: freestylers of the Caribbean

After 5 days of competition, months of preparation by the organization and the volunteers, the 2010 edition of the Curacao Challenge is over. We had some tough weather conditions making for some tough decisions throughout the week. But one thought remains on everybody’s minds: it was great.

The event proved again successful with hundreds of spectators on the beaches, thousands worldwide on the Internet, a hundred competitors from all over the world, local & international press and excited sponsors.

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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

18+
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)

Women
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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