Victor Fernandez PWA Youth World Cup Almerimar 2020
The young windsurfing talents have competed at the Víctor Fernández PWA Youth World Cup Almerimar in 2020. 35 international windsurfers from countries such as Germany, Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy and Spain have participated in the opening Youth event of the new season.
The third edition of the Víctor Fernández PWA Youth World Cup Almerimar 2020 organised by Club Víctor Fernández has come to an end. The event has taken place in the town of Almerimar from January 2nd to 5th.
After the success of the previous events in 2018 and 2019, the municipality of El Ejido is consolidated as one of the most important destinations in the South of Europe for windsurfing and other water sports.
The event has hosted 35 international windsurfers from countries such as Germany, Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy and Spain.
Victor Fernández (Fanatic / Duotone / SWOX): “It has been a great success in participation and organisation. For our municipality, it is very important to have such an important event of the PWA and start with the first stop of the PWA Youth tour and to have some of the best young windsurfers in the world [competing]. Finally, I would like to thank the sponsors, competitors, volunteers and the team behind the event because without them it would not be possible to organise a magnificent competition again. We are looking forward to seeing you all again in 2021."
The no wind days had fun activities for the young riders. Starting on the first day with a Team Sup race where they had to put in showcase their best skills, while also working as a team whilst paddling. Another activity was skateboarding thanks to CS Custom by Sandro, who shaped a new custom ramp this year for our event.
Keeping our oceans and beaches clean
We do care about our planet and our oceans are not clean at all. We did a morning SUP ocean and beach clean up where we collected lots of plastic. Thanks to everyone for joining us.
Four Eliminations of Slalom
The east wind conditions of the Levante have allowed the Slalom discipline to gain a great result. Four elimination rounds per category were completed on day 3 in light winds - with the riders on sails ranging from 9.0m to 6.6m sizes. From start to finish we had very exciting battles in all categories.
Cyril Evrard (Starboard / Severne) started by winning the first race of the day before adding a second and another bullet to deservedly secure the win.
Julia Pasquale (Fanatic / Duotone), who is well known for her wave skills, signed up for her very first Slalom event and she was able to come out on top after producing a very consistent set of results.
Nicolo Spanu (Tabou / GA Sails / AL360) was very dominant in the Boy’s U17s with the young Italian winning every elimination.
Meanwhile, Nicolo’s sister - Maddalena Spanu - was just as dominant in the girls fleet as she too won every race completed.
As for the local talent they have managed to reach the podium in most of the categories:
- Cosme Martín finished 2nd in the Boy’s U20
- Noelia Fuentes finished 2nd in the Girl’s U17
- While Miguel Mirón claimed third place in the Boy’s U15.
You can see the highlights of the event @ vimeo.com/382903801