Wind on Day 5: Youth and Junior full single eliminations completed on Day 5 at the WATERZ 2015 IFCA JUNIOR & YOUTH FREESTYLE/WAVE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. Amado Vrieswijk from Bonaire took the lead in the Youths and in the Juniors division Mats Moyson from Belgium on the 1st position. The conditions became tricky later in the afternoon including some rain fall. The Race committee decided to try and continue with the double elimination for Youths and Juniors but the first heat got canceled due to the unstable conditions. After another attempt the event was called off after a long day full of great action in winds from 15 up to 22 knots until after the rainy afternoon.
Day 4 at the the WATERZ 2015 IFCA JUNIOR & YOUTH FREESTYLE/WAVE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. A Bike trip was scheduled with the competitors to Denmarks highest situated lighthouse, the 38 meters Lyngvig Lighthouse. Thanks to hvidesandebike.dk
Day 3 at the the WATERZ 2015 IFCA JUNIOR & YOUTH FREESTYLE/WAVE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.
Another Summerish Sunny day with no Wind, The Game of Tricks was scheduled right after the skippers meeting. Everon (Tonky) Frans and Davy Scheffers joined the competitors for a litle light wind freestyle practice session followed by the Game of Tricks -
a fun competition powered by one of the events brand sponsors Maui Ultra Fins.
A cool Chat session just took place with 2 top freestylers at WATERZ Davy Scheffers and Everon (Tonky) Frans
Kids got the chance of a lifetime to ask the Pro's all the questions they want such as:
Competition Preparation, Training effectively, Light Wind Freestyle, Freestyle maneuvers, Wave sailing, different wind Conditions, Staying focused, Analyzing, Tactics, Mental insights and so much more.......
The inscription for the WATERZ 2015 IFCA JUNIOR & YOUTH FREESTYLE/WAVE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP took place from 10am to 17pm followed by a demo and training session with the guest pro riders Tonky Frans and Davy Sheffers in the late afternoon.
Some of the young competitors had fun and experienced wavy conditions for the first time . . . The young local Marcus Sonnichsen was showing off some good skills among, Belgian Freestyler Mat Moysen with a few freestyle tricks between the waves on the inside and German youngster Henri Kolberg with a selection of everyone had a blast.
One of the best moves we saw was from the young Bonairian Amado Vrieswijk with one of windsurfing's most newly and highly ranked manouver added to freestyle windsurfing " the double air culo" with an ultra dry landing and leaving one of the judges with a goosebumps aftermath.
At the moment we have 10 competitors from 5 Nations and 2 continents. We expect a few more late arrivals to show up early tomorrow morning.
Tomorrow's first skippers meeting is scheduled at 10am at the SOUTH BEACH. Forecast looks a bit tricky but they say you never know what will happen here in Hvide Sande.
Two of the most versatile sailors attending the PWA world tour are coming to WaterZ 2015
Taty Frans has top results in both slalom and freestyle. 2 x freestyle PWA vice world champion in 2006 and 2010, 9th overall slalom PWA 2014, 9th overall freestyle PWA 2014, 8th overall PWA Freestyle 2013, 4th overall PWA Freestyle 2012, and 4th overall PWA Freestyle 2011, are some of the impressive results he can present.
Tonky Frans can from the last 5 years present following results: 8th overall PWA Freestyle 2014, 4th overall PWA Freestyle 2013, 5th overall PWA Freestyle 2012, 6th overall PWA Freestyle 2011, 5th overall PWA Freestyle 2010
The Waterz 2015 IFCA Junior & Youth Freestyle/Wave World Championship 2015 will take place in Hvide Sande, Denmark. Hvide Sande will welcome the future windsurfing stars from the 6th to 12th September 2015.
Young guns will have the opportunity of competing against some of the best junior/youth sailors from all over the world, and also meet some of the very best windsurfers at the moment. Both Tonky and Taty Frans will be there to guide the kids during the entire week.
WaterZ is a fusion of the elements presented with passion and dedication! This is the first time ever that the elite of the world, and a wide range of water sports contestants meet up for a water sports festival, that consists of a World Championship and many other events on the water - all in the same week and everything within walking distance!
WaterZ is a showcase to the world of the magnificent and unique nature, which invites all kinds of water sports and welcomes guests as well as locals. It is a world where Ringkobing Fjord's calm water, the North Sea's wild roar, and the beautiful creeks are the paths to amazing experiences on the water. Here the elite of the world and all enthusiastic water sports people meet and share a passion for water! At WaterZ you will enjoy your favourite water sport with the rest of the passionate crowd, and make it an everlasting memory!
Whether you join in on the water or stay on land - Hvide Sande always welcomes you! The destination itself is known as the biggest coastal tourist destination in Denmark, there will be for sure a huge number of visitors following the competition right from the beach.
The competitors will be taken care of for the entire week, with many side activities on the scheduled program, plus an option of getting a lunch deal. The lunch package will be delivered directly to the race area. Just sign up for this deal at registration at Sunday 6th September.
There are a lot of different options for accommodation. A great and cheap way to stay for the week is to rent a holiday house, go to one of our sponsors: http://www.esmarch.dk/
you can also contact them at phone: +45 97 31 55 40+45 97 31 55 40
Another option is staying at a camp site. Here are the options if you go for the camping option: http://hvidesandecamping.dk/ you can also contact them on phone: +45 97 31 12 18+45 97 31 12 18
Collaborating sponsors have prepared gifts and goodies
To name a few: Maui Ultra Fins, WestWind Surf Shop, Rip Curl etc
There is a transfer arranged for all arrivals to Billund Airport, just let us know and we will be waiting at the airport for you.
If you would like to have a look at our location, then take a look at this little clip, that describes where you will spend the best week of windsurfing you have ever imagined!