We ask our new Teamrider Maxime van Gent from Bonaire some questions about her career and the PWA Event in Fuerte.  Maxime, tell us something more about you!
 
I moved to Bonaire 4 years ago and had never before hear of freestyle windsurfing before, but when I saw all the guys flying around here I really wanted to give it a try.
 
So three years ago in the summer I started to try it, I knew right away that freestyle was the thing I like the most.
Last year the PWA came to Bonaire and alot of the riders where training on Bonaire and said that I just shoot compete because it would be a good experiance.
I loved it so much, it feelt as one big family.

Here’s the PWA Report by Ed Sinclair 2011 Aruba Hi Winds Grand Slam

Women’s Fleet

Opening up the women’s heat’s experienced competitors Laure Treboux (Fanatic / North) and Yoli De Brendt (Fanatic / North) pushed ahead of Mio Anayama (NeilPryde) and Maxime Van Gent with their display of consistent switch stance maneuvers, seeing them make their way quickly into the semi-finals.

On the other side of the elimination Xenia Kessler (JP / NeilPryde) took down Arrianne Aukes (RRD / Simmer) for the first time, having lost out to her four times in Bonaire. Kessler looked to favor the slightly choppier water and the stronger winds of Aruba.

In the semi-finals Treboux quickly disposed of De Brendt displaying a particularly impressive heat, she landed a clean shove-it spock and a high switch kono. Meanwhile Offringa appeared to be in the zone claiming a shaka, and an array of switch maneuvers as she worked her way past Kessler.

Source: Windsurfinfo.com