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Stars will shine at Verizon Wireless King of the Cape
Posted On:  17/05/2004
Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA

WEST DENNIS, MA -- Just a couple of weeks to go till the 2004 Verizon Wireless King of the Cape returns for its 6th year! And we have news that top freestyle talent will be flocking to Cape Cod on June 4-6, for a weekend of world-class freestyle.

Headlining the event will be 6th ranked in the world, Dioni Guadagnino (Bic/Neil Pryde), an American who lives in Margarita and has been competing on the World Freestyle Tour for over the past 5 years. Dioni is a King of the Cape alumni from 2002 where he put on an incredible show.

Putting Dioni to the test will be Tati Frans (AHD/Gaastra) from Bonaire who is an up and coming star on the tour and helped put Bonaire on the freestyle map, with his brother Tonky. They will be bringing along quite a few upstarts from Bonaire and these young guns will surely be looking to make an impression.

Another up and coming freestyle star, from the Island of Maui, is Nick Warmuth (Starboard/Gaastra), who will be coming out to strut his stuff and show what he has been working on over the winter with his fellow freestyle buddy, Riley Coon (Starboard/Simmer Sails). Riley, who has his own line of surf wear under the brand name of Windkook, has been pushing the freestyle envelope with Nick at Kanaha Beach for the past few years. Nick and Riley are both alums from 2003 King of the Cape.

Freestyle hotshot, Tyson Poor, will also be making his debut at the King of the Cape, bringing his West Coast flare to the contest and will surely be in the running. Long time event participants will be returning again to the pro division, home grown talent like Mike Burns (F2/North) and Jace Panebianco (RRD/Hot Sails) will be eager to show that New England can produce some great windsurfing talent.

There are also some rumors that some of the lady pros will be stopping by to do some clinics and test their mettle against the boys in the pro-division. Jennifer Henderson (Hot Sails) hot off the PWA Wave Pro at Ho'okipa may be making an appearance for Hot Sails as is possibly Nori Hubbs for Ezzy Sails. They are unconfirmed at this point but we are keeping our fingers crossed.

At the King of the Cape, one of the best parts of the contest go beyond the hotshot pros, but resides with the kids. Some of the most amazing junior freestylers will be making appearances at the event. Some of these will be coming from Bonaire but not to be outdone by some home grown local talent including Jeremiah Malina, Andrea Gillum, Bradley Louw, Will Johnson, Ben
Del Guercio, Solvig Sayre, and Adam Dannewitz to name a few. New to the freestyle scene and much anticipated will be Conner Baxter from Maui who is looking to spread some Aloha and learn from the more experienced sailors in the junior freestyle division. Conner is an up and coming star who sails for Starboard and was the youngest person to complete the Molokai
Windsurfing Challenge last summer. Quite a feat for such a young boy.

Early registration for KOTC, WIND FEST, KIDS CAMP starts MAY 1st online. For more information please contact us at:,
(888)465-2632, or visit our website at:

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