Jägermeister Wave Riderz @ Vlieland
The first edition of the Jägermeister Wave Riderz event is coming closer and closer. This event is a unique combination of a contest and a trip. On the 25th of October a bunch of top windsurfers and kiteboarders from Holland and Belgium will leave the harbour of Harlingen with two classic sailing boats to head to the island of Vlieland. The boats are also their hotel during the trip and have a total capacity of not less than 64 persons.
On the island of Vlieland the riders will be transported by two army trucks. These trucks will bring them to the location with the best conditions of the day. They will be joined by a film crew (Frank ‘Wild Birds’ Borghstein), photographers and several journalists.
Vlieland is a very special location. It is a small dutch island where it is not allowed to drive a car there unless you are a local. Vlieland is known for the beautifull nature, but Vlieland is also special because of the nice wave conditions and the fact that it normally has a more wind then elsewhere in the country. And that’s what everybody is praying for.
At the Jägermeister Wave Riderz there will be two disciplines for the windsurfers as well as for the kiteboarders; Big Air & Waveriding. In normal contest these disciplines are judged together, but at the Jägermeister Wave Riderz it are separate disciplines. At the wave contest the best waverides count. At the Big Air contest, the riders will be judged on height, air time and style.
Next to the action on the water there will be some serious action in the bar at night. The windsurfers and kiteboarders have to keep their reputation on high standards. They did their best to achieve that standard during previous events.