FUERTEVENTURA GRAND PRIX FREESTYLE PREVIEW
After ten days of gruelling competition in Gran Canaria, the PWA world tour
then moves over to the neighboring Island of Fuerteventura for more
action. The event venue, Sotevento actually boasts the record as the
longest standing event on the PWA world tour, this years competition being
a 65,000 Euro Freestyle Grand Prix for both men¹s and women¹s fleets.
beaches at Sotevento on the south west coast of Fuerteventura are famous
for their beautiful sand dunes, turquoise water color and of course
relentless strong cross offshore winds.
Brazilian Samba Sensation, Kauli Seadi (Naish Boards, Naish sails) took
victory in Fuerteventura last year after winning a thrilling final against
French hotshot Julian Taboulet (JP, Neil Pryde). Seadi will be determined
to defend his title but faces a tough fleet filled both with experience
and new up and coming talent. The likes of Nik Baker (Mistral, North),
Josh Stone (JP, Neil Pryde), Vidar Jensen (Drops North) and last year
overall Champion Antoine Albeau (AHD, Neil Pryde) will all be on hand to
challenge for the honors.
Winner of the women¹s competition last year, Colette Guadagnino (JP, Neil
Pryde) will also be back to fend off challengers. Colette who hails from
Venezuela had to overcome a tough challenge from Daida Moreno in the final
round of competition to ensure her victory.
The overall standard on the PWA freestyle world tour has reached an
incredible level and for sure the action on tour this year will be
explosive. The Canaries leg of the tour will play a crucial part in the
Overall Results of this years PWA tour and you can be sure that all
sailors are currently in full training mode and preparing for action.