Jean Paul Da Silva De Goes

Jean Paul Da Silva De Goes

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About Me

My name is Jean Paul Da Silva De Goes and I'm 17 years old

I took my first windsurfing class in 2007 at the age of 8. In 2009 I competed for the first time in the Curacao Challenge 2009 (First Edition), winning 1st Place Rookies 10-11 years. That was the beginning of my windsurfing dream... and since then, I started practicing more often. But it was in 2011, when I started practicing on a daily basis, that my dreams grew bigger, wanting to become a Professional Windsurfer. 

Nowadays, I practice as much as possible during the week when the wind and school work permits, enjoying the windsurfing sport to the most. I love Slalom, because racing on the water gives me a lot of adrenaline especially when I'm close to other competitors in high speeds. I love to travel around the world to compete in windsurfing competitions, learn as much as I can from the other windsurfers and the Professional riders, have fun, and meet new friends.


Goisco Mega Club & My Parents


Starboard, Insel Air, Windsurfing Curacao


My immediate goals for 2016 are to keep training as much as possible, to try to achieve top three in local and international competitions.

Competitions that I will attend in 2016:

- January 31: WSV Slalom Series I (Course Race), St Jorisbaai, Curacao.

- February 21: WSV Down Wind Slalom Series II, Spanish Waters, Curacao.

- March 13: WSV Down Wind Slalom Series III, St. Jorisbaai, Curacao

- March 25-27: CurSailing Surf & Sail 2016, Spanish Waters, Curacao. 

- April 17: WSV Down Wind Slalom series IV St. Jorisbaai, Curacao.

- May 5-8: Curacao Challenge 2016, Curacao. 

- June 12: WSV Down Wind Slalom Series V St. Jorisbaai, Curacao.

- June 16-19: Sorobon Masters, Bonaire.

- July: Endless Summer Sports Festival 2016, Curacao.

- August 21: WSV Down Wind Slalom Series VI St Jorisbaai, Curacao.

- September 18: WSV Down Wind Slalom Series VII St Jorisbaai, Curacao.

- October 23: WSV Down Wind Slalom Series VIII St Joris baai, Curacao.

- November: Miami Slalom Open 2016, Miami

- November 20: WSV Down Wind Slalom Series IX St Jorisbaai, Curacao

- December 11: WSV Down Wind Slalom Series X Spaanse Water, Curacao

And other competitions that might appear on the calendar.  


Starboard I-Sonic Boards: 97Lt Carbon 2016, 114 Lt Carbon 2016.
Severne Sails: 5.6 Reflex 5, 6.2 Reflex 6, 7.0 Reflex 7, 7.8 Reflex 7, 8.6 Reflex 7.
Drake Fins: SLDW 32cm, 34cm, 36cm, 38cm

IFJU Fins: 36cm, 38cm, 40cm