The Auckland Windsurfing Association has been in touch over the weekend: "We recently held our first junior freestyle competition and had such a great time we want to share it with the world...."
The inaugural Madloop Junior Freestyle Competition was held in Auckland, New Zealand. With fine weather and gusty 13-knot winds, a dozen young windsurfers showed off their moves for judges.Selecting the best and scoring their tricks were Thomas Davies, New Zealand's national freestyle champion, and Jebbe Unthank, another of our top freestyle stars.
Children from four to 17 years old displayed some wonderful talent. With loads of prizes from Watersports South Pacific, A'ND Distribution and Dox Sunscreens, everyone went away with something for their efforts.
Gold medals were awarded to Ash Wilson, winner of the 14-17 year old division, who caught attention with his impressive moves, and Amaia Holton, who won the Under 13 division with her flowstyle routines and was the only girl on the water.
Madloop and the Auckland Windsurfing Association believe this competition is the start of more fun freestyle events for junior windsurfers in New Zealand.