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 events 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 and his friend 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 Adicora and El Yaque.
And don’t miss to watch their first video episode, too:
March has been a great month for us here in Venezuela! In the first two weeks we went on a trip by car together with Gollito and another friend. After taking the ferry from El Yaque to Puerto la Cruz, we drove all the way along the coast until Adicora. The highlight of that really long and tiring driving was when we had to stop on the main road due to political protests. We were driving at night and hoped to pass by the big towns without a problem when at 4.30 in the morning the police stopped and aksed us to wait. The policemen were telling us that they were using molotow cocktails and other stuff overthere and that it wasn’t going to stop so quickly. After waiting more than an hour we decided to drive back and take another road. Close to Adicora we were passing by the famous “los Médanos” sand dunes, which are very impressive and beautiful.
Adicora is a small but chilled fishermen village situated on the coast of Venezuela, close to Aruba. We trained some days at the front beach which offers sideonshore conditions. The wind conditions were quite strong and some nice waves were breaking. It is really nice for jumping and really good to train powermoves over the waves. On the inside there is flatwater in between the large spaced wave. The only tricky part is that the water on the inside gets really shallow and makes crashing dangerous! As for accomodation, we stayed at the pousada of “Chicho”. I really recomend this pousada, it’s really relaxed and offers lot’s of comfort. The owners are Italian and do a great job.