Two weeks ago I left to Venezuela for the second tourstop of the VKWC, the Virgin Kitesurf World Championships. As usual I packed all my kite gear, some Brunotti bikini’s and a lot of wool to continue working for our new Beanie collection. I was super excited to go to Venezuela, a place I have never been before. It was time to ‘explore’ some, for me, ‘unknown shores’.
Unfortunately, the trip didn’t start like I hoped. One of my bags was left behind in Amsterdam and the first night I arrived on the island I got a food poisoning. Luckily, I was feeling a lot better on the first day of the competition and I could borrow the small kites that I was missing from a Slingshot teammate.
Wind every day, butter flat water and tropical weather make the spot Isla de Coche one of the best places in the world for freestyle kiteboarding. This perfect conditions make the level incredibly high and I was really stoked to get a fourth place in freestyle and a third place in big air.
The next competition will start on the 11th of July in Tarifa, Spain. Until then I will train as hard as possible to improve my riding and so I can fight for a podium place at the next event again. Tomorrow you can find Belle and me at the Brouwersdam, working hard to progress!
Watch the video from this crash HERE