The 2005 Bonaire King of the Caribbean – Day 7
Day 7 summary: Freak weather conditions in the Caribbean leave the third King of the Caribbean without wind.
On the seventh day and final day of competition of the 2005 Bonaire King of the Caribbean, the conditions didn’t change. Unfortunately this meant it was impossible to complete official competition in Lac Bay this year. An unusually early hurricane shut down the tradewinds in the entire Caribbean, which, according to both official weather statistics and Bonairian locals, has not occurred in fifty years this early in the season.
<PHOTO1>The contest got off to a very promising and exciting start as many riders were out doing the most radical moves with the greatest of ease on registration day and on the first official day of competition. After several heats were completed however, the contest had to be cancelled as winds dropped below the minimum required. In the unofficial supersession that followed, both international and local riders displayed a level of sailing that was beyond anything windsurfing has seen so far. Sailors demonstrated new moves on each run, leaving the competition frantically trying to catch up.
Unfortunately, the wind never returned, but in spite of the light conditions, Bonaire has proven once again to be one of the most laidback stops on the tour. Under normal circumstances is an ideal location for a world class freestyle contest and the PWA will undoubtedly be back for more in the years to come.
All news, interviews and images of the 2005 Bonaire King of the Caribbean are online on www.pwaworldtour.com and video highlights are available on High.tv.<PHOTO2>
The PWA tour now moves on to the windy shores of the Costa Brava, Spain for the second Super X event of the season. Next up on the freestyle calendar is Pozo, Gran Canaria. Everyone who’s anyone in freestyle will be there to show the world their stuff in the roughest conditions on the tour, so make sure to check in regularly to the www.pwaworldtour.com for all the latest news from the PWA tour.