Alex Mussolini spends a lot of time on Tenerife these days, scoring epic conditions and training hard it certainly seemed to pay off for him last year when he produced some outstanding results on the PWA. Well it is going to be interesting to see how he fairs this year but for the mean time he continues enjoying his deep passion for finding perfect surf style waves and this time he is happy to share one of his experiences with us. Check out the text and gallery below of this very special day.
Words – windsurfingtenerife.com
Tenerife has far more to offer then the well known Worldcup spots of Cabezo and El Medano Bay. Especially during the winter you will be able to find other spots with brilliant waves. Last years PWA Wave World Ranking number 3 Alex Mussolini, El Medano resident, is one of the local Tenerife windsurfers that know about the variety of spots on the island and has always an eye on the forecasts so as not to miss one of those magic moments everyone loves. Last week we had again such a moment.
A hurricane warning was given out and the schools on all the island got closed for the bad weather and rain. On Monday we had some nice down the line wavesailing at the El Medano bay with strong wind and some small, but quality waves… Alex and Lampie (Martin Ten Hove) opted that day for Alex’s home beach La Tejita and good some nice waves and strong wind also. The next day the waves at El Medano were quite small for us and I checked together with Lampie some other spots on the island. Alex in the meanwhile had some other plans. There is a surfing spot that he never windsurfed before. It’s a gnarly small slab that sucks away so much water that mainly boogie boarders surf this wave. Arriving we didn’t know if it would work, but Alex wanted to give it a go. During low tide the reef brought some nice small powerful waves through and maximum aerial time was our ambition. After 2 hours, with the rising tide, the spot transformed into a not so surfable small monster that breaks directly onto some sharp rocks. So even making it into the flat in front of the lip you would have ended on the rocks. Alex, Lampie and Sandro then sailed another spot for one more hour.
I cant wait for a similar forecast to happen. I know someone who will also keep an eye on that…Will this wave let us more often have some magical moments with her?
I hope all of you will find your own magic moments out there windsurfing, as often as you desire… Greetz from Tenerife.