[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Victor Fernandez (E42) and Daida Ruano (E63) Victorious at the Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival after winning the single elimination today Friday, July 8. The Almerian local faced Philip Koster in the final in the extreme Pozo conditions. Aruba’s, Sarh-Quita Offringa surprisingly eliminated the current world champion Iballa Ruano in the semifinals.
The men’s third place went to Australian Jaeger Stone, who won the battle for third place against the Spanish Alex Mussolini from Tenerife. Meanwhile, Iballa Ruano got the third place after fighting it off with Dutch Amanda Beenen.
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[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]50+ knots of Winds, radical action with an exciting crowd eager to watch the show were the ingredients of the fifth day at the Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival, held today Thursday, July 7 , in Pozo Izquierdo ( Gran Canaria) . Although the waves did not reach the desired size in order to achieve the ideal conditions that has become famous here in Pozo Izquierdo. Elimination for Women and Men have been sailed but not completed.
The competition shall continue in the next days and all depends on the combination of the wave and wind conditions.
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The Video of Day 5
Another unusual – for pozo izquierdo day –
Another Junior competition was run and so far they have been pretty much the only one competing so far. The Main event Trials were still on hold due to unsuitable competition conditions.
During the late afternoon some of the pro sailors came out and play a little in the -at the moment-not so extreme but windy spot here in Gran Canaria.
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Four years ago, the junior event was organized parallel to the main event with only 5 competitors registered. This year’s the Gran canaria wind & wave Festival reports a record registered competitors of 24 riders, divided into 3 categories (12-13, 14-16 and 16-18 years). It also highlights the variety of nationalities involved, Spain, Hawaii, Japan, Germany, Denmark, Poland, France and Italy, confirming the great international impact of the event promises.
The Young Generation once again had a day all to themselves.
The conditions somewhat improved in the late afternoon after competitors were on hold due to poor competition conditions.
Result 12-13 Age group
1st Marino Gil (Goya Windsurfing)
2nd Takuma Sugi (Naish)
3rd Liam Dunkerbeck (Starboard / Severne)
4th Jose Antonio Casanova Perez (North)
Result 14-15 Age group
1st Miguel Chapuis (NeilPryde)
2nd Valentino Pasquale (North)
3rd Adam Warchol (Goya Windsurfing)
4th Mike Friedl (Goya Windsurfing)
Result 16-18 Age group
1st Noah Vocker Roche (Fanatic / North / Maui Ultra Fins)
2nd Loick Lesauvage (Goya Windsurfing)
3rd Julian Salmonn (Severne / Severne)
4th Max Schettewi (JP / Hot Sails Maui)