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Nathan Westera, I am 13 years old

Nathan Westera “My goal is a top three”

Age: 13
Sponsors: Starboard & Ga Sails

best 3 results from past 3 years:

  • 2015 Curacao Challenge 2nd place
  • 2015 Aruba Hi winds 2nd place
  • 2015 Aruba Regatta 1st place

IFCA: Have you experience windsurfing in Almanare before ?
Nathan : It will be my first international event and No; I have not been to Almanare before .nathan (223 of 3)

IFCA: How did you spend your winter season ? 
Nathan : Here in Aruba we don’t really have a winter so I basically just kept training as usual with my brother and the local kids.

IFCA: What are your favourite combination of conditions and equipment?
Nathan : My favourite conditions would probably be when the wind is blowing 25 knots and when the water is choppy. My favourite equipment combinations that I use here on Aruba is the 6.4 Ga Sail and 90 litre Starboard with a 34 cm f-hot fin.

IFCA: Who are your training buddies ( and which one of them do you keep an eye on)?
Nathan : My training buddies are Melvin van der Linde, Nicolas Verploeg, Tim Wallage, Malik Hoveling, Ethan Westera and Mark Tjon. I always keep an eye on Mark Tjon and mack van der Eerembeemt as they are a little bit better then me so I look at possible gaps at the jibes.

IFCA: Any event expectations ?
Nathan : Well since this is my first IFCA  event and I don’t know how good I am compared to the other competitors, but my goal is a top three.

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