My name is Jean Paul Da Silva De Goes and I'm 16 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.
Starboard, Insel Air, Windsurfing Curacao
OBJECTIVES FOR 2015:
My immediate goals for 2015 are to keep training as much as possible, to try to achieve top three in local and international competitions, especially on the IFCA World Championship 2015, in Reggio Calabria, Italy, where my goal is to become top 3, Junior U-17.
Competitions that I will attend in 2015:
- - January 18: WSV Slalom Series I (Course Race), St Jorisbaai, Curacao. ✔- February 22: WSV Down Wind Slalom Series II, Spanish Waters, Curacao. ✔- March 15: WSV Down Wind Slalom Series III, St. Jorisbaai, Curacao. ✔- April 3 - 4: CurSailing Surf & Sail 2015, Spanish Waters, Curacao ✔- April 19: WSV Down Wind Slalom series IV St. Jorisbaai, Curacao ✔- May 14 - 17: Curacao Challenge 2015, Curacao ✔- May 22 - 25: Sorobon Masters, Bonaire ✔- June 21: WSV Down Wind Slalom Series V St. Jorisbaai, Curacao ✔- June 29 - July 4: IFCA Slalom JYM World Championship 2015 Reggio Calabria, Italy ✔- August ?: Endless Summer Sports Festival 2015, Curacao- August 16: WSV Down Wind Slalom Series VI St Jorisbaai, Curacao- September 20: WSV Down Wind Slalom Series VII St Jorisbaai, Curacao- October 18: WSV Down Wind Slalom Series VIII St Joris baai, Curacao- November ?: Miami Slalom Open 2015, Miami- November 15: WSV Down Wind Slalom Series IX St Jorisbaai, Curacao- December 20: WSV Down Wind Slalom Series X Spaanse Water, Curacao
MY GEAR FOR THIS YEAR 2015:
Starboard I-Sonic Boards: 97Lt Carbon 2015, 110 Lt Carbon 2015.
Severne Sails: 5.6 Reflex 5, 6.2 Reflex 6, 7.0 Reflex 6, 7.8 Reflex 5, 8.6 Reflex 5.
Drake Fins: SLDW 32cm, 34cm, 36cm, 38cm
IFJU Fins: 36cm, 38cm, 40cm