Still no official IFCA races today due to lack of wind. We were able to hold a funrace. All competitors were asked to participate, and it was a surprise that there were approximately 70 contestants. Everybody is eager to go surfing!
With 70 competitors starting together at the same moment, the chaos at the first gibe marker couldn't be avoided. The first price for participants above 18 was a six-pack of Polar beer, so all the surfers went crazy.
Ben van der Steen was practically leading the race from the start. But, just a couple of meters ahead of the finish, the wind dropped. At that moment Jocelyn de Souza (17 years) took his shot, but he was already too late. Van der Steen finished first and can proudly receive his six-pack of Polar. Runner up, de Souza, deserves some credit for defeating a lot of great surfers. The third place was for Amado Vrieswijk, the sixteen-year-old racer from Bonaire. Very nice Amado!
We are hoping for a lot of wind tomorrow because want to see some great surfing. Luckily we could give the big crowds (hundreds visited Surf Town today) a taste of what slalom windsurfing is all about.