December, Bonaire will host the 2002 PWA World Championship
Freestyle Finals the "King of the Caribbean Pro-Am."
This windsurf freestyle contest will attract world-class windsurfers
from around the globe to compete for the $65,000 purse.
"King of the Caribbean" Championship Finals will be
the World Cup Finale to the 2002 PWA World Tour. The event will
include competitions for all levels: Professional Men, Professional
Women, Amateurs, Novices and Juniors. The Professional winners
will be crowned "King and Queen of the Caribbean"
as well as PWA World Freestyle Champions for 2002.
addition to the competitions, there will be island-wide parties
throughout the week, featuring the music of the band "Sugaro"
from the USA, the food exposition "A Taste of Bonaire,"
a Culture and Christmas Fair in the town of Rincon, and water-side
parties almost every night.
competitions will be held at windy Sorobon Beach at Lac Bay
of Bonaire in the Netherlands Antilles. This small island of
just 12,000 people is fast becoming one of the top windsurfing
locations in the world with almost constant on-shore trade winds
averaging 17 to 22 knots. For years Bonaire has also been known
as one of the top dive destinations in the world and has often
set the world standard for ocean and reef protection
is the home of the now sixth ranked PWA champion Tonky Frans,
as well as his brother Tati Frans, who is ranked 31 and Keke
Dammers, ranked 27th. All three are still in their teens and
have just recently become professional competitors. Now the
entire sports community can see where these new hot shots live