Amado Vrieswijk became a well-known name after the PWA Freestyle World Cup on Bonaire last week. The 18 year-old blond from Kralendijk on Bonaire claimed his first ever place on the prestigious PWA podium and won heats against the likes of Gollito Estredo, Taty Frans, Dieter van der Eyken, Tonky Frans or 2013 World Champion and 2014 PWA Bonaire winner Kiri Thode.
2002 was the year, when his father brought Amado to the PWA event to watch the competition at Lac Bay. ” This time I not only watched the competition, I spotted a good friend, who had a windsurfing lesson and I immediately knew, I want to be on the water, too.” His father bought him a 2,3m HotSails Maui and a Starboard Acid wave board with 62 liters and he learned the first moves. This was Amado’s start into windsurfing. 12 years later he finds himself in his first winners final of an elimination and finishes a PWA event on the podium.
Amado was probably not on the radar of many people as a guy contributing in the top level. But his good friend Dieter van der Eyken foresaw the final result of the event with Kiri Thode, Steven van Broeckhoven and Amado on the podium. Dieter about Amado: “He is one of the freestylers with the best potential, watch him!”
Amado has already several IFCA and Pro Kids World Champion titles in Slalom and Freestyle, loves Spareribs, Wiener Schnitzel, Dirt Bike Scooters, tennis and Freestyle Windsurfing.