8 January 2020
The young windsurfing talents have competed in Víctor Fernández PWA Youth World Cup Almerimar in 2020.
35 international windsurfers from countries such as Germany, Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy and Spain have participated.
The third edition of the Víctor Fernández PWA Youth World Cup Almerimar 2020 organized by Club Víctor Fernández has come to an end. The event has taken place in the town of Almerimar from January 2nd to 5th, becoming the first stop of the PWA Youth tour.
After the success of the previous events in 2018 and 2019, the municipality of El Ejido is consolidated as one of the most important destinations in South of Europe for windsurfing and other water sports.
The event has hosted 35 international windsurfers from countries such as Germany, Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy and Spain.
The no wind days had fun activities for the young riders. Starting on the first day with a Team Sup race where they had to put in play their best skills as well as teammates while paddling. Another activity was skateboarding thanks to CS Custom by Sandro which he shaped a new custom ramp this year for our event.
Keeping our oceans and beaches clean
We do care about our planet and our oceans are not clean at all. We did a morning Sup ocean and beach clean up where we collected lots of plastic. Thanks to everyone for joining us.
Four Elimination rounds of Slalom
The east winds conditions of Levante have allowed the Slalom discipline to get a great result. Four elimination rounds per category were completed on day 3 with light winds where the riders sail from 9.0 to 6.6 sizes. From start to finish we had very exciting battles in all categories. These are the winners of each category:
Boys U 20, Cyril Evrard (BEL-250) started winning the first race of the day adding a 2nd and another 1st to secure the win. Girls U 20, Julia Pasquale (ESP-229) which is well known for her wave skills sign up for her first Slalom event ever and she won with a lot of consistency. In Boys U 17, Nicolo Spanu (ITA-15) won every elimination as well as her sister Maddalena Spanu (ITA-75) in Girls U 17, being the most regular riders of the event as well as Anton Richter (GER-441) doing his first PWA apperence in Boys U 15.
As for the local participation, they have managed to get on to the podium in most of the categories.
Boys U 20, Cosme Martín (ESP-720) in 2nd place, Girls U 17 Noelia Fuentes (ESP-409) 2nd place and Miguel Mirón (ESP-918) with a third place in Boys U15.
Víctor Fernández: “It has been a great success in participation and organization. For our municipality, it is very important to have such an important event of the PWA and start with the first stop of the PWA Youth tour and to have some of the best young windsurfers in the World. Finally, I would like to thank the sponsors, competitors, volunteers and the team behind the event because without them it would not be possible to organize a magnificent competition again ». We are looking forward to seeing you all again in 2021.
The PWA Youth 2020 tour begins its season in Almerimar waiting for the following PWA stops in Gran Canaria and Tenerife in the summer, as well as in Maui in autumn.
2 January 2020
The Club Víctor Fernández has hosted from December 27th to the 30th the last stop of the 2019 Spanish Championship CEF.
It has been a success in participation and organization. The municipality of El Ejido (Almería) is consolidated as one of the most important destinations for windsurfing in Spain with the consistency of the west and east winds.
33 competitors from all over Spain, of which 14 have been local athletes.
Two local riders of the Club Víctor Fernández have managed to be in the podium. The current female Spanish Champion Regina Villegas, with the first place at the only slalom race during the 4 days. The organizer of the event, Víctor Fernández (three-time PWA Wave World Champion), has taken the third place in Slalom, a discipline that is not his speciality.
Víctor Fernández: “I am very happy with my third place in slalom which is not my main discipline. The level has been very strong and I love to compete at home in conditions of Levante since I know them very well with my local knowledge. We are very happy to have the last Spanish tour stop of 2019 in Almerimar and to get an important result for the Spanish ranking in all categories. Finally, I want to thank the sponsors, the competitors and the team behind the event. Besides, I want to give the importance that the Spanish tour deserves having so many good athletes in our country. ”
The Spanish Funboard Tour has closed its season here in El Ejido after the other
20 December 2019
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.»
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.
Gallery from the Victor Fernandez
PWA Youth World Cup Almerimar 2019
28 November 2018
The first edition of the Victor Fernandez PWA Youth World Cup Almerimar in 2018 was a great success. 36 kids from all over the world came to compete at the first tour stop of the PWA in the discipline wave. We will expect even more competitors for 2019. We have already almost 20 local riders, who are training hard for this event. 14 kids from the Víctor Fernández Club and 3 kids from the Windsurf Mar Azul Club.
The Victor Fernandez Club is very proud of their own young talents. Last season, three riders of the Víctor Fernández Club placed 3rd overall in the PWA Wave World Ranking. Jose Antonio Casanova U17, Regina Villegas U20 and Miguel Casanova U15.
The future of the sport will meet in Almerimar to compete in the best conditions for Slalom & Wave. This event is more then a competition itself. It is about parents, children, spectators and competitors that are sharing the same passion.
Since the opening in 2012, thousands of water sports fans have visited the Victor Fernandez Center. The main focus of the center is to work with children and to build up a group of young talents and to support them. That’s why we worked hard to make the 2nd edition of the Victor Fernandez PWA Youth World Cup Almerimar possible and our plan is to make the home of the 3x PWA Wave World Champion a regular stop in the PWA calendar.
8 January 2018
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
7 January 2018
¨This is first event organized by our Club Víctor Fernández and it would not be posible with the support of the sponsors, El Ejido town hall and the all the team behind working for this event¨.
¨We started to organized the event 3 months ago, and there are a lot of things to prepare for the competitors to have a good set up and confort.
We have started now for 2019 so we hope to make the event even better and on the same dates as we think Almerimar has a good chance of good conditions for slalom & wave. Also we always think it´s a good time for kids as they are on holidays. This event plus Culoperro in spring break (Second stop of the Spanish Championship) prove that Almeirmar is an important place for windsurfing¨.
¨I´m very happy for the local kids as they have windsurfed very well and they have started the PWA Junior tour in good rankings before the upcoming events in Gran Canaria & Tenerife¨.
Therefore, ¨to me is an honor to organize events of this kind specially for the juniors, I want to give the opportunity to other kids to live my experience of this amazing sport that gave me everything¨.