Fuerteventura Windsurfing & Kiteboarding World Cup

By Sergio González | 10:15

Water sports were and will always be cool. All of us enjoy watching surfers doing amazing twists and turns, riding the sea as they please. What is more, who doesn’t fancy dating a surfer?

As nice as it is hitting a surfer’s beach, attending the Windsurfing & Kiteboarding World Cup is plain better -you’ll need your eyes wide open to fully enjoy what these championships can do.

Fuerteventura (known just as Fuerte, strong) is part of the Canary Islands archipelago and besides amazing and unique local cuisine, the most friendly people and sandy virgin beaches (with summer climate all the year round), it boasts strong trade winds at anytime, whether summer or winter. Such perfect conditions make it the ideal location for the Windsurfing & Kiteboarding World Cup.

It started last Saturday 20th July with the first inscriptions for free-style windsurfing and the opening gala. There are almost two weeks ahead, flooded with excitement, nerves and the surfing elite, willing to challenge each other and the elements.

We could see the champion José ‘Goyito’ Estredo competing in the first free-style round, but the battle is open with rivals such as Van Broeckhoven, Tiri Khode or Taty Frans; names you should remember because they will fight fiercely for a place in the podium. Among girl surfers, Sarah-Quitta Offringa will be the one dragging everybody’s attention once again.

Windsurfing sails will give space to kitesurfing, the most spectacular discipline and audience’s favorite, on July 26th. Firstly, we will see one of the brand new characteristics of the Fuerteventura Windsurfing & Kiteboarding World Cup, the Grand Slam of Kitesurfing Slalom. It will heat the ambience for the following competition, free-style kitesurfing, right at the end of the tournament. Spanish surfers Álex Pastor and Gisela Pulido, former champions and current number ones in men’s and women’s competition.

Fuerteventura Windsurfing & Kiteboarding World Cup is more than just a surfing tournament, because as soon as the tides goes in and the sun goes down, great parties start popping out everywhere in the island. In 2013, there are three huge theme parties: Gay Pride, White Night (where everybody must wear white clothes) and Fluorescent Night. Don’t miss the chance to meet your surfing stars.

If you want to make it to Fuerteventura before the tournament is over, hurry up and take advantage of our all-inclusive offers for the Canary Islands. Not that you need it, but it’s the perfect excuse to visit these incredibly beautiful islands, called by Greek and Celtic mythology the Fortunate Isles, the Blessed ones, where heroes and other mortals were received by their gods and goddesses. Yes, it’s heaven on Earth. Don’t miss it! 

Photo Credit: innoxiuss 

 

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