The 'pre-competition' chats continue, as we now catch up with Max Rowe in Fuerte.

Max Rowe competing in Fuerteventura in 2013. Image credit PWA/John Carter.

"I'm feeling great about the contest, I've actually had a week here before the contest to train but we haven't had amazing conditions.

"I normally arrive a day before, because of my work commitments in Greece in the summer, but this year I made the effort to get here early but it hasn't exactly paid off.

"Looking at the forecast I'm just hoping that we wait until Friday/Saturday as they look like the windiest days which normally suits me best. Hopefully I'll be able to get out my 2015 85L Skate with either my 4.0 or 4.4 North Idol LTD's!"