Tenerife Hosts a New Edition of the Windsurf World Championship

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Tenerife will once again host the Windsurfing World Championship of the Professional Windsurf Association (PWA). The beach of El Cabezo, in the coastal core of El Medano (Granadilla de Abona) will be where it takes place, which will take place from August 6 to August 12.

The event was presented at a press conference by the first lieutenant mayor of Granadilla de Abona, Marcos González; The councilor of Tourism of the Cabildo of Tenerife, Alberto Bernabé; The councilor of Tourism of Granadilla, Maria Candelaria Rodríguez; The Deputy Minister of Tourism of the Government of the Canary Islands, Cristóbal de la Rosa; and the Daniel Bruch Sports Club, José Manuel Morales.

For a week, the beach of El Cabezo will be the meeting point of numerous windsurfers of international projection of 18 different nationalities. Around 90 participants will take part in the event. In the masculine modality are Philip Köster; Víctor Fernández; Daniel Bruch and Alex Mussolini, among others. Women competitors include the sisters Daida and Iballa Ruano (Spain), Sarah Quita or Lina Erpenstein.

Marcos Gonzalez said that "it is a luxury, have a weather conditions like those on our coast, which allows us to practice sports at sea for most of the year. The success of each championship, seven already, is a reflection and proof that El Medano, is bet on insurance. " He added that this championship "is for Granadilla de Abona, Tenerife and Canary Islands, a magnificent showcase for the promotion of the tourism-sports binomial. El Médano has a unique bay, and a very complete offer of complementary services .”

Candelaria Rodríguez said that El Medano "is one of the best destinations to practice water sports, and from the Department of Tourism the bet has been clear". He also said that the PWA World Cup 2017 that begins this Sunday on our coast will bring together participants from 18 nationalities in the categories male and female and junior. He says it “brings together the best in the world, which is a test of the success of this championship and our coast as a preferred destination for sports at sea."

Alberto Bernabé took the opportunity to mention the buoy beacon project in this part of the coast with the objective of signaling the zones and guaranteeing the safety conditions to combine the use of the bathing area and the sports area. For his part, Cristóbal de la Rosa highlighted the collaboration between all the administrations to strengthen a sports tourism in the sea that brings to the Canary Islands more than 300,000 visitors a year and which, on the one hand, provides a tourist who wants something different than other tourist destinations.

José Manuel Morales was very grateful for the support of all the sponsors, especially the Granadilla de Abona City Council, the Canary Islands Government, the Tenerife Cabildo and Tenerife Tourism, Hovima Hoteles and Hospiten. In addition to the support of these institutions, the event has the support of numerous entities such as Flash Point, Cas, Picacho Surf Shop, Wet, Movistar, Godzila, Diario de Avisos, Calima, Wairua, Tenerife Top Training, Hotel La Pinta, Bahia Surf Shop, TWS Tenerife Windsurfing Solution, Boluda and Pixelhub.me, among others.

On Sunday, August 6, the opening of the event will take place with a batucada that will leave the beach of El Cabezo and conclude in the square of El Medano, with an offical presentation of the event with the competitors carrying the flag of their country.

The wind forecasts for the next few days are very good, for those interested in following the competition can do it live and in real time through the websites www.pwaworldtour.com and www.tenerife-pwa.com. More detailed information for each day will also be uploaded on the PWA World Cup Tenerife Facebook page.