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The best windsurfers of the world in El Médano at the PWA World Cup Tenerife

The best windsurfers in the world have once again tamed the waves and wind on the beach of El Cabezo (El Médano). Almost 100 participants from 20 different countries have gathered at the PWA World Cup Tenerife to compete in the men, women and junior categories.

PWA World Cup Tenerife, the ninth windsurfing world champions cup in Tenerife

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For the ninth time in a row, the PWA World Cup Tenerife has established itself as an essential event for windsurfers from all over the world. In the men’s category stand out names such as Ricardo Campello, Philip Köster, Jaeger Stone, Víctor Fernández and Alex Mussolini.

In the women’s category, Iballa Moreno, Justyna Sniady, Sarah-Quita and Lina Erpenstein performed very well. The event was broadcast live on the official website of the PWA World Cup as well as on the different social media of the championship. In the YouTube channel, you can watch the summary videos of each day with the best moments.

The winners of the PWA World Cup Tenerife 2019

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After several intense competition days, the winners of the waves and the wind were determined.

In the men’s category, the Australian Jaeger Stone beat the former champion Victor Fernandez. Stone achieved his best performance in the finals, his first victory in a PWA event. The German Philipp Köster was able to reach the third place after competing against the Venezuelan Ricardo Campello.

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On the women’s podium, Spaniard Iballa Ruano secured the highest rank against Polish Justyna Sniady. This victory consolidates. This victory consolidates Iballa as a brand new PWA Tenerife champion for the fourth time in a row. In the battle for third position competed Sarah-Quita Offringa and Lina Erpenstein. The sporting duel was won by Sarah-Quita Offringa.

The juniors were also able to compete and show what the future of windsurfing holds for us. Alexia Kiefer Santana, Julia Pasquale in the U17 category and Mar de Arce Sánchez in the U20 category won the U15 women’s competition.

Carlos Kiefer Santana can be very proud of his triumph in the men’s U13 category. Also the Japanese Hayata Ishii reached in the category U15 and Liam Dunkerbeck in the category U17 the winners podium. In the U20, the victory finally went to Mariano Gil from Gran Canaria.

El Médano, an ideal place for windsurfing

Sarah Quita PWA Tenerife 2019

Tenerife has several ideal places for windsurfing. The beach of El Cabezo, where the PWA World Cup Tenerife was held, is one of the most popular places to practise this sport on the island, but also one of the most demanding in terms of technical level. Luckily, there are several windsurfing centres where you can not only rent equipment, but also receive training classes to learn how to master the board.

What are you waiting for? In Tenerife you have a sports universe at your fingertips.

PWA windsurfing World Cup – El Médano 2018

This summer elite water sportsmen and sportswomen came together again on the beach of El Médano in the south of Tenerife. From August 5th to 11th and for the eighth year in a row the PWA windsurfing World Cup took place in the discipline “waves”. Challenging the laws of physics, more than 70 people from more than 18 different countries participated: 48 men, 19 women and 17 new talents in the junior category – all athletes who practise this demanding water sport with love and passion.

Windsurfing World Championship in El Médano

The coastal town of El Médano was full of life this month as hundreds of people gathered to watch the spectacle. Councilor for Tourism, Maria Candelaria Rodriguez, said that El Médano is “one of the best destinations for water sports of this kind”, and the participating men and women proved that with their breathtaking jumps. El Médano and the area of El Cabezo have always been a meeting place for this sport due to the length of the beach and the constant strong winds – simply a paradise for windsurfing! In addition, it is a wonderful place to enjoy the typical Canarian cuisine, with fresh fish and seafood. Tenerife has excellent beaches for windsurfers, such as Playa de Las Américas and La Tejita.

The PWA World Cup Tenerife was presented by the mayor, José Domingo Regalado, the head of the Sports Club and organiser of the event, Daniel Bruch, the Deputy Minister of Tourism of the Canary Islands Government (Gobierno de Canarias), Cristóbal de la Rosa, Deputy President and Tourism Adviser of the Government of Tenerife (Cabildo de Tenerife), Alberto Bernabé, and the Councilor for Tourism, María Candelaria Rodriguez.

The opening of the event took place on August 5th with a rhythmic parade of Bloko del Valle. Under applause of the public, the participants presented themselves with the flags of the countries represented by them.

Adrenaline and emotion to the end

The youngest were the first to participate in the competition on Monday afternoon. María Morales (Médano) and Alexia Kiefer Quintana (Gran Canaria) started first. Alexia won this heat by a hair. In the male sub 13, Tobias Bjorna (Denmark) and Carlos Kiefer (Gran Canaria) faced their jumps; Tobias beat Carlos. In the sub 17, Julia Pascuale (Pozo Izquierdo), Mar de Arce Sánchez and Alexia Kiefer competed against each other, Julia became first, Alexia second and Mar third. The male sub 17 was held in two parts. In the first heat, the Japanese Takuma won, second place gained Jose Casanova and the third took Adrián. In the second heat, Marino Pascuale from Gran Canaria gained the first place ahead of Mike Friedl and Aaron Leonard, who finished third. In the sub 20 Tessa Nikki Coraline and Julia Pascuale competed, Julia was first.

The two qualifying finals were really exciting. The champions Iballa Ruano and Víctor Fernández were crowned in the women’s and men’s categories respectively. Sarah-Quita Offringa was first in the women’s category, followed by Iballa Ruano, second, Daida Ruano and Sniady with the third and fourth place respectively. In the men’s category, Lewis qualified with a wonderful second place and places three and four took Campello and Stone. Last year’s winner, Philip Köster, surprised with his elimination as he could not overcome Campello. Nevertheless, he left us some incredible memories. The huge waves and jumps really gave the audience in El Cabezo a tremendous spectacle.

Congratulations to the winners and of course to all participants, organisers and staff. In the meantime, until the world championship takes place again next year, we just go on windsurfing or try other sports. Because here in the south of Tenerife you can enjoy the sun, the beach, the water, the wind and the waves all year round. Until next year!

El Médano danced to the sound of the waves, PWA World Cup

Two characteristics make El Médano an attractive place for windsurfers: the regular trade winds (300 days a year) and endless beaches with natural sand. They stretch more than 3 kilometres along the coast and have a pleasant water temperature. El Médano is undoubtedly one of the coolest corners of the island, the windsurf capital and the cradle of kitesurfing in Tenerife – a popular “tourist sports area” for active travellers.

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The Windsurf World Championship “PWA World Cup Tenerife” was held for the seventh time in a row in August. More than 90 participants from 18 different nations came to Tenerife, ready to dance the waves in the most spectacular and sportive way.

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In general, Tenerife is an extremely sporty island; all kind of sports can be practised all year round in nature such as water sports: windsurfing, surfing, boogie boarding, kite surfing, paddle surfing, diving, swimming, fishing… And for those who like to have firm ground under their feet, go running, cycling, walking or conquer the skies with paragliding.

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Today, however, it is all about water sports. Kite surfing or kite boarding is also becoming increasingly popular.

It has advanced much in its techniques thanks to the new equipment which makes it much more handy and less dangerous than it used to be.

We see more and more comets along the coast of our island. Kiters are looking for new beaches where they can practise this fun sport that connects with the sea, the air and with yourself at the same time.

Another sport that is also “trendy” is paddle surfing. It’s soothing and relaxing, but it is no less exhausting, because many muscles are involved in the paddling and you do not notice it at the beginning. However, it is really fun to explore the coast, alone or with friends, and discover new corners.

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It has been a very exciting time at the sea and in a healthy environment dominated by the ocean and the wind.

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Our congratulations to all participants and winners:

Ranking Men:

1. Philip Köster

2. Victor Fernández

3. Alex Mussolini

Ranking Women:

1. Iballa Ruano Moreno

2. Sarah-Quita

3. Daida Ruano Moreno

Now it is time to dream of the PWA World Cup Tenerife 2018!