Hugo de Sousa and Loick Spicher set out from Brazil for a shared mission. The 17 year old Hugo de Sousa from Brazil, who has made a name of himself with his outstanding Air Moves, was not able to show his skills in the difficult gusty and choppy Fuerteventura conditions during the PWA event last year. To get closer to his dream, becoming World Champion he’d have to train more and get more consistent in his moves in all kind of conditions. Together with the Swiss windsurfer Loick Spicher and the support from Pousada Windjeri he has now the possibility to train at different windsurfing spots and to travel to the freestyle events. Read Loick’s third update, this time from Puerto La Cruz and El Yaque.
VENEZUELAN SLALOM CHAMPIONSHIP 2014
“Woow what a huge boat!!” This were Hugo’s first words when we drove on to the ferry. Last weekend we took the ferry from Margarita to Puerto la Cruz to take part in the first Venezuelan Slalom Championship of the year. It was a great event with lots of kids competing and a strong professional men’s fleet with guys like Diony Guadagnino, Gollito Estredo, Cheo Diaz, Deivis Paternina and more. While the youngsters were racing in the light winds in the mornings, the men competed in the afternoon when the thermic got stronger. The wind was quite light on the two days of competition and the men were using sails between 7.5 and 8.5. After several races, Diony Guadagnino, who had a shoulder injury in the beginning of the winter, had his comeback and took a close win in front of Gollito Estredo and Cheo Diaz.