To organise an event on this scale is a lot of work! We began with some investors and the DAM7 team. The team was about 5 people and there are also some extra people who always help! Like the whole team of Zeil-& Surfcentrum Brouwersdam! I was also on this team helping them, I did my internship for DAM7!
We started with the idea and worked this out, finding sponsors was the hardest thing! In these times it is not so easy to find sponsors who want to spend a lot of money on a new event! That’s also the reason why the slalom will not be here in The Netherlands. However, we will try to do this next year again. We also had to change a lot of thigs we had in mind! We told our self that it’s better to do it small and good than big and shit! So we had to scale it down in order to achieve this, hopefully!
With the DAM7 team we had a lot of ideas, so we worked them out and stared to promote everything! We went to brands, schools and the government! We stared searching bands who fit to our program, also we wanted to invite other sports like wake-boarding, bike riding and programs for kids throughout the day!
For all this to happen we had a lot of meetings with different brands, companies and people. Now 2 weeks before the event everything has turned out well so far and we are happy that everyone is helping us in such a good way.
The first year of organising a PWA world cup is the hardest one, because everything is new and the people, the brands and the companies first want to see how it’s going be!