The Tenerife Surfing World Cup has already established itself after the second year. In an intense week, surfers from all over the world have been able to ride the wave “Izquierda de la Palmera”, one of the most famous surf spots of the island. Do you want to know more about the championship?
Qualifying Series, the road to fame
The Qualifying Series (colloquially known as QS) are a must for any surfer who wants to compete in the Olympus of Waves. The athletes participating in the QS will do so with the goal of achieving one of the award-winning and limited places of the World Championship Tour.
The World Surfing League Association (WSL as a short form) organises QS championships around the world. Las Americas Pro was the first test of the year 2019 that covers Europe.
The so-called “Spanish Left” or Izquierda de la Palmera is the place chosen for the second consecutive year to host this event, a surf spot on a volcanic ground with waves ranging from 1 to 3 metres. It is also located in one of the most important tourist enclaves in the south of the island, with numerous leisure activities and a pleasant temperature throughout the year.
Cabreiroá Las Américas Pro 2019, a championship with two winners
About 150 surfers from around the world gathered on the stage of Las Americas Pro during six days of disputed tests. The championship was broadcast live on WSL’s official YouTube channel, with thousands of views and live comments from hundreds of internet surfers, who connected to see the great atmosphere and the pleasant climate of Tenerife.
In the men’s final two Frenchmen Paul Cesar Distinguin and Timothee Bisso competed against eachother. Timothee Bisso secured the victory with 15.10 points, thanks to a big wave that brought him directly 8.33 points.
In the women’s final, the Basque Leticia Canales and Daniela Baldini from Tenerife fought to win the championship. In a tight final with only 1.5 points difference, the local hero Daniela Boldini ended up winning and earned the cheers of the audience.
For the first time, the amount of prize money in both categories is the same, to create an egalitarian championship in which both women and men are treated equally.
Surfing in Tenerife 365 days a year
In Tenerife, thanks to the good weather conditions, you can surf 365 days a year. Whether you are an experienced surfer or a novice, you will surely find the ideal place to fully enjoy the sport.
If you want to learn how to ride a board from professionals, you can visit one of the numerous surf schools on the island, where they will be happy to teach you the basics and give you the necessary material so that you can start to surf your first waves. What are you waiting for?