Guajataca Downhill 2013 report by Keyla Dennise
The famous Guajataca downhill 2013 took place on January 25-27 in my beautiful island called Puerto Rico. The Guajataca downhill is the biggest longboarding festival celebrated here in the island and year by year it has grown more and more. I got the chance to meet awesome girl skaters and pro skaters to, this year was packed with skaters from all over the world. The weekend started with some epic partying the night before the first race day. We were showing everybody how its done in PR. Everybody seemed to be having a good time and forgetting that race day was the next day and we were all going to have nasty hangovers, nobody seemed to care haha.
The next day things got serious! Race day started for the junior categorie mens and the master and grand master categorie early in the morning with a rainy morning witch made things more interesting. There were many crashes because of the patchy road but skaters did there thing and manage the situation.
After a morning full of downhill adrenaline it was time for the slide jam witch many pro skaters showed up as well including lady shredders Alicia fillback and Carmen Shafer. We had a sunny afternoon full of shredding and people flying over kikers, spectators everywere. Unfortunately the slide jam started when it started raining but it was still an epic slide jam for everybody.
Results for the womans categorie on the slide jam were:
Fist place: Keyla Dennise
Second place: Alicia Fillback
Third place: Katy Torres
It was such an epic day being able to shred with so many girls and have a good time with everybody at the slide jam. After a rad day of skating hard we kept on partying all night again cause that’s what you do here in PR haha so if you weren’t here you missed out on all the crazyness and rad skating.
And Sunday is here ! Race day for all the ladies and the finals for juniors mens and the open pro was starting on Sunday. All the ladies got ready to race the guajataca downhill auuuu ! . there were two categories for the ladies: the beginners categorie and the women pro categorie.
I survived both of my heats taking first place in the beginners categorie. Tiara Perez tooked second and Stephanie Pulliza tooked third.
Then Womans Pro tooked place and there were many bad ass chicks compiting in it like: Katie Neilson, Alicia Fillback, Marissa Nuñez, Rachel Rayne, local bad ass chick Nayhomi Cruz, Charlie Criket.
For the Womans Pro categorie the results were: Katie Neilson taking first place, Local Nayhomi Cruz taking second place and Alicia Fillback takes third place.
Then Open Pro started but doe to so many spectators at the course and bad organization the Open Pro categorie was postponed for Monday morning.
This event was epic, sick, awesome everything you can imagine, the whole weekend was full of crazyness, partying, skating hard and really if you weren’t here you missed it all.
It was such an honor to meet all of these bad ass ladies who are such an inspiration to all girls who want to skate.
And that sums the epic Guajataca Downhill 2013 weekend ! if you missed it this year be sure to come next year cause its gonna be even better ! Puerto Rico rocks !