Today we have a bit of a “Canary Islands Special".
First we have this video featuring Will Ward and Pieter Delaleeuw sailing in the North Shore of Fuerteventura.
Second, we have some pictures from Alex Mussolini sailing in “La Tejita", a sport really close to El Medano in Tenerife.
Also, on the Cutre blog, we see they had a pretty special day in Gran Canaria too (Google Translated)
We have already received the press release about the upcoming Fuerteventura Wave Classic, which will take place from the 1st until the 12th of March. These are the names of the sailiors entering the event: Jean Baptiste Caste, Thomas Traversa, Dario Ojeda, Jonas Ceballos, Antony Ruenes, Alex Mussolini, Jules Denel, Dani Bruch, Adam Lewis, Martin ten Hoeve, Patrick Vigouroux, Fabrice Beaux.
But we have some controversy around this event and once again the Wave Classic Invitational tour is involved in it. The Fuerteventura Wave Classic will not be part of the Wave Classic Invitactional tour and both organizers are making sure that everyone has that fairly clear.
Orlando Lavandero, Fuerteventura Wave Classic organizer: “The Fuerteventura Wave Classic is an independent event, organized by the 7th-wave center Fuerteventura, based on an original idea from JB Caste and Thomas Traversa, which focuses on the promotion of the sport of windsurfing, the island of Fuerteventura and the riders. We are not part of the World Classic Tour or World Classic Invitational. We simply are the Fuerte Wave Classic, a promotional event focusing the spotlight on fair-play, friendship and performance,"
Steve Palier, Wave Classic Invitational organizer: “February 2010, Open Ocean Media finally launches the "Wave Classic Invitational" official website www.waveclassicinvitational.com and announces 3 events for 2010. Unfortunately, due to some disagreement with the local organization (Orlando Lavandera/7th Wave Center), we did not include the "Fuerte Wave Classic" in our 2010 events calendar."
John Skye will soon be there in the Canaries too as he has finished his trip in South Africa, where he has been testing together with Roberto Ricci.
Dani Bruch sails under German flag, but we all know he lives in Tenerife. He has been training for the past month in Western Australia, and judging from the list of sponsors under his words at the bottom of these pictures, he might be riding Patrick Diethlem boards next year??
And to finish this “Canaries Special “ we just found out that Jonas Ceballos’s little brother Eleazar Alonso is now riding with Naish. Know more here.
Photo Credit: Dani Miquel/Cutre.com