The myth of La Torche
If today La Pointe de la Torche is well known to lovers of surfing and other water sports, it is indeed windsurfing who made a legendary spot. The story goes back to the 80s. Then the place is a mecca for windsurfing and many competitions are held there. In 1986, a Windsurf World Cup takes place there in conditions of extraordinary storm. The public came in droves, attends a breathtaking spectacle. This is where Robby Naish, Robert Teriitehau and other windsurfing legends are born! The images of this anthology event were broadcast on television. This is the beginning of the media coverage of the sport, whose practice experience thereafter extraordinary growth. It was there almost 30 years ... If La Torche continued to host windsurfing competitions until mid-90s, it is now almost 20 years there have been no tests international on this legendary spot.
20 years later: the return of a World Cup at La Torche
2014 will be the year of homecoming for windsurfing! From 18 to 26 October 2014, the world's best riders will gather at La Pointe de la Torche to compete an event of the World Cup Tour. The event, organized by Aloha Organization and the Nautical Club of Loctudy, will take place at the heart of Thanksgiving holiday 2014. Yesterday legends make their comeback on the Bigouden spot, while new names in the discipline will finally the opportunity to do battle on this spot so feared.
In program, Waves ans Slalom disciplines for Men and Slalom discipline for Women.