My name is Jean Paul Da Silva De Goes, I'm 14 years old and Windsurfing is my passion!!!
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 every day of the week when there is wind, 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.
OBJECTIVES FOR 2013:
My immediate goals for 2013 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 2013, in Alacati-Turkey, where my goal is to become World Champion U-15 (Goal achieved on July 6, 2013).
Competitions that I will attend in 2013:
- Curacao Heineken Regatta (January) ✔
- St. Barth Fun Cup (February) ✔
- Curacao Regatta (March) ✔
- Curacao Challenge (May) ✔
- Bonaire ProKids (May) ✔
- IFCA JYM World Championship 2013 Alacati, Turkey (July) ✔
- Endless Summer Sports Festival (August) ✔
- Aruba Rembrandt Regatta (August) ✔
- Miami Windsurfing Tour (October) ✔
Starboard I-Sonic Boards: 90 Lt Carbon 2013, 97Lt Carbon 2012, 117 Lt Carbon 2012.
Severne Sails: 5.6 Reflex 4, 6.2 Reflex 4, 7.0 Reflex 4, 7.8 Reflex III.
Drake Fins: SLDW 32cm, 34cm, 36cm, 38cm
Tectonic Fins: Talom 34cm, 38cm, 42cm.