The winds took a respite today, the second day of slalom and kite surf competition here at scenic Fisherman's Huts. Event organizers postponed heats hoping for a few more knots to freshen the race course. During the wait, sailors traded stories, practiced light wind freestyle or in some cases tuned newly arrived gear. Realwind rider, Clay Emer from Bonaire just acquired a brand new board shipped to Aruba specifically for the event. Clay, the star rider for this Gorge based company is making the event circuit having been to Midwinter's in Florida, King of the Cape in Massachusetts this past Spring. After Hi Winds he is off to the US West Coast event, The Gorge Games. Hi Winds is a perfect venue to hone is skills as he travels onward representing his island.
Videotographer Tovi Rees flew overhead in a high powered helicopter capturing the spectacular colors and sites from overhead. After a lunch compliments of Bread Boutique, races were abandoned due to lack of wind. Everyone is heading to Boca Grandi for the high adrenaline kite competition. Jeroen Roevros from Holland is leading the pack after yesterday's contest. In the sport division, J.P van den Erenbeemt is ahead showing that not only can he run a phenomenal event, he can kite as well.
This weekend is expected to be action packed with the King, Queen, Prince and Kids of the huts competition. Action starts at 10:00 AM with kiting and the crowd favorite freestyle competition. The BULA bikini show is slated for 2:00 PM. The place to be this weekend is world famous Fisherman's Huts here on sunny Aruba.
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