A post by Peter Jordens. Jordens writes about Aruba’s world-class windsurfer Sarah-Quita Offringa, recently featured in Continent Seven.
Aruba’s world-class windsurfer, Sarah-Quita Offringa (1991) recently won the 2019 Aloha Classic (Ho’okipa Beach Park, Maui) on the international windsurfing tour and thereby became the Women’s Professional Windsurfers Association (PWA) Wave World Champion for 2019.
As Continent Seven reports, Offringa is the first woman in over two decades to claim the Women’s PWA World Championship aside from the legendary Ruano Moreno twins (Iballa and Daida) from Spain who have dominated women’s wave sailing for over 20-years. Offringa started the year with two third places, but then markedly stepped her game in both Sylt and Maui to reel off back-to-back wave event wins for the first time in her career and deservedly claims her first wave world title.
Sarah-Quita Offringa on winning her first PWA Wave world title: “Honestly, this one feels totally different from any other title I’ve previously won. Wave sailing was a challenge, still is a challenge and this year we’ve had so many different conditions with completely different conditions. The race for the title has been really tight, so that makes it so much sweeter to win this title. Actually, I didn’t really expect it to happen this year so I’m super happy!”
With her first Wave world title, Offringa completes a career grand slam, having already won 12 Freestyle and 4 Slalom world titles, and now has 17 world titles in total.
Also see: https://windsurf.star-board.co
For original article, see https://www.continentseven.com/sarah-quita-offringa-philip-koster-2019-pwa-wave-champions