The wind has finally taken a breather here in Gran Canria. After five days of hectic conditions and radical action sailors arrived at the beach this morning to the scene of a light breeze and glassy waves.
Kevin Pritchard (Bic, Gaastra) of the USA has taken first blood in the men’s single elimination wave competition after defeating local maestro Bjorn Dunkerbeck (Proof, Neil Pryde) in a thrilling climax to a day of extreme wave action.
Dutch sailor Remko De Weerd (Gaastra, AHD) and local girl, Daida Moreno (Mistral, North) have taken first round victories in their respective men’s and women’s freestyle eliminations here today at the PWA, Gran Canaria Gran Slam.
The titans of the windsurfing world have all congregated here on the windswept shores of Gran Canaria, ready to compete in what promises to be one of the biggest and most radical events on this year's PWA world tour.
The battle between two generations of windsurfers couldn't have been more dramatic at this year's Red Bull King of the Lake - right through to the final, which saw rising young star Colin Sifferlen (Mistral/North Sails) defeat surf legend Briton Nik Baker...
It was a perfect preparation day for the world's most prestigious windsurfing Freestyle event. On that beautiful warm and sunny day loads of spectators found their way to Conca d Oro at Torbole, Lake Garda to see their favorite riders.