Windsurfing World Championship, El Medano, Tenerife 2013
This year brings the Professional Windsurfers Association Wold Cup to Tenerife for the third year running. The location of the event is Playa de el Cabezo, El Médano on Tenerife’s south eastern coast near the south airport.
The competition is for the Wave discipline which is often regarded as the top windsurfer discipline, where competitors go head to head or in heats.
There are two separate categories within the Wave discipline which are wave riding and jumping. Wave jumping involves competitors launching themselves into the air to perform acrobatic manoeuvres anywhere up to fifty feet in the air.
Wave riding is similar to surfing but with the advantage of wind power providing more speed and the ability to perform extreme aerial manoeuvres.
Dates of this year’s event in El Médano: 3rd August – 9th August 3013
This article was by written Peter Allan
Peter fist visited Tenerife in 1982 staying in Puerto de la Cruz, and is now a habitual visitor to the island having become fascinated by its diversity, spending in excess of 8 weeks a year there. He has travelled all around the island staying in the lesser known resorts and towns, and has a particular interest in the history of Tenerife.