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.

The

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.