8 January 2018
Great entry at the PWA junior world cup – Víctor Fernández Center Almerimar
The first edition of the PWA Junior World Cup organized by Víctor Fernández Center Club has been very successfull, an entry of thirty eight riders of seven nationalities to compete on the wave discipline and sixty two riders register between the Spanish Championship & PWA.
The event has taken place in the bay of Almerimar situated in front of Víctor Fernández Center, from the 2nd to the 5th of january. 2 events has taken place, the first Spanish Championship of the year and the first PWA Junior World Cup in the disciplines of Wave & Slalom. Next stop of the PWA Junior Tour will take place in Gran Canaria in july.
The week started with warm weather and no wind, an oportunity for the competitors to do other water activities that Víctor Fernández Center offers. On the last day of competition the waves started very early without wind so the slalom discipline was cancel and everything came down to the wave discipline. At 1 pm the wind picked up and the contest started directly with the first rounds of the PWA Junior fleet.
The wind is not easy to find in our sport to compete, but in this kind of events all goes farther than the competition on his own, as the juniors are pasionated about the sport and they will face each other in more competitions during the year on the national & international tours.
In terms of participation , 14 boys & girls of Víctor Fernández Club have competed, 3 of Club Windsurf Mar Azul Almerimar, definitely great news for the town of El Ejido having the biggest fleet on their local event. Results from the locals have been good as they have gotten pódiums in the different age categories & it´s a good start for the ranking 2018.
José Antonio Casanova (E-442), winning the Under 17 category, getting his first victory in PWA and leading the rankings in from the local rider from Pozo Izquierdo (Gran Canaria) Marino Gil (E-959) second place. The battle in this age will be very exciting.
Another good results from the locals getting third place, Regina Villegas (E-111) Under 20, Elena Cantón (E-434) Under 17 and Miguel Casanova (E-443) Under 15.Gallery Riders Results