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Sarah-Quita is probably the most promising freestyle talent in the "windgirls" world. Taking 5th place in her first ever PWA competition, the young girl from Aruba makes no bones about her opinion on controversal topics. She says: "The competition (in Bonaire) was a little unfair and a lot of people know that." Or: "The twins are good surfers but still they have to control their temper. They have to learn to deal with losing." And finally: "Don't worry about the men, don't let them scare you off, you can do just as good as them." Sarah-Quita is just 12 years old.

where do you live? Aruba, eagle
 
windsurfing since?
I am windsurfing about 4 years now, but I started freestyling 2 years ago.
 
how much competitons till now? 6 competitions

are you satisfied with your 5th place at the worldcup in Bonaire?
very satisfied, it was great I didn't have anything to lose so I tried everything I can, the people were very nice and we had good food. The competition was a little unfair and a lot of people know that!!!!!!
what do you think about the twins and Karin?
The twins are good surfers but still they have to control their temper. They have to learn to deal with losing!!!! Karin is very nice and she helped us a lot, it's fun to hang out with her.

favorite move:
willyskipper, spock540
on which move are you training: switch stance vulcan, flaka
plans for the future: trying to get sponsors go to more PWA events
why do you think that not so much girls are doing windsurfing?
because they are not enough motivated. We need more people to thell the woman to keep on going.
 
when did you start windsurfing and why?
actually 3 years but then I stopped and started with 9 years because my cousins came to aruba and we didn't know what to do with them soo...  We started surfing, my brother loved it right away I didn't like it all at first.

what other hobbies do you have? skateboarding and screaming a lot (joke).

three tipps for girls who want to start windsurfing?
1. just try it
2. if it doesn't work try it again and again
3. don't worry about the men, don't let them scare you off you can do just as good as them
 
What you always wanted to say?
enjoy life and don't let anyone take your beach away!!!!!!!!!

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photos: Tanja Emig/Olympus windgirls 2004