20 December 2019
Event Preview – Victor Fernandez PWA Youth World Cup Almerimar 2020
The event will take place from the 2nd until the 5th of January 20220.
Time flies and the first PWA event of 2020 is already upon us. The season start sees the elite of the Junior fleet with high-level expectations at the Victor Fernandez PWA Youth World Cup 2020 in the disciplines Slalom and Wave.
The Victor Fernandez PWA Youth World Cup is the only PWA event, which focuses only on young talents. The event will take place from the 2nd until the 5th of January 20220.
Víctor Fernández: «I am proud to be able to organize the Victor Fernandez Youth World cup for the third time in a row, with the support of the Club of Victor Fernandez. I like to work with and support young talents in my center and I am happy to give kids from all over the world the chance to compete in an international event to gain experience and measure themselves against other kids of their age. This event gets a lot of exposure in my region and the event is a nice introduction for kids and grownups to see and experience the amazing sport WINDSURFING, which I love so much and have a big passion for.»
The town Almerimar, El Ejido
Almerimar belongs to the municipality of El Ejido. It is a modern resort town situated 40km west of Almeria city and 160km east of Malaga. It is also well known for the strong wind conditions of Poniente and Levante. Almerimar is also the home spot of the 3x PWA Wave World Champion Victor Fernandez. If you are looking for a relaxed way of life, in a healthy environment, free of stress, then Almerimar is for you.
Almerimar enjoys a perfect all-year-round Mediterranean climate, as does the whole of the Costa Almeria. In the sub-tropical environment temperatures rarely fall below 18ºC. During the summer months the temperature rises above 30ºC and July and August can get much hotter, dropping again around mid-September to a milder, but still warm and enjoyable 23ºC-27ºC degrees. The winters are mild and mostly dry, although the winter evenings can get chilly.
The west wind is Poniente, creating the best conditions for the wave discipline. The east wind is Levante making the spot flatter for good slalom conditions but sometimes when the east wind blows over 35 knots it can create fun wind swell for waves too.
The purpose-built coastal town is a fabulous family holiday resort; boasting 13km of wide, sandy beaches with excellent clean blue waters for swimming and a host of aquatic sports facilities for enthusiasts: windsurfing, surf, sup, kitesurf, swimming, fishing, diving, boating and yachting are all available. There is a 1,000-berth marina and yacht club in the town and tuition is available for beginners.
Almerimar also has its 18-hole golf course with first-class facilities, hire of clubs, buggies and a golf shop. There is also a lovely fishing harbor – the local catch is Tuna, hotels, restaurants, bars and shopping centers within the town. Indeed, everything you could wish from a holiday resort.
Almerimar is well situated in, only an hour and a half drive from the Sierra Nevada Ski Resort, where aside from skiing and snowboarding, you can also enjoy a range of activities such as hiking, rock climbing, canoeing and cycling. The climate is typically Mediterranean, warm and dry for most of the year. Almerimar boasts the most hours of sun in Andalucia, on average 3000 hours per year and very little rain.
Almerimar is a self-sufficient resort, but close to several towns and villages should you wish to visit the local area, including the holiday destination Roquetas de Mar, which is a short drive away from the town.