The article here on the Diario de Almería site has details of what our local 3 times windsurfing world champion, Víctor Fernández, is up to this year.

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Víctor Fernández starts the World Cup in Gran Canaria from July 12 to 20

The three-time world champion, PWA, begins his career at the 2019 World Cup in the 31st edition of the Gran Canaria Wind & Waves Festival

El Ejidense Víctor Fernández, a three-time world champion, is very well physically and since June 9 is preparing at Pozo Izquierdo beach for the start of the World Cup. The Gran Canaria is one of his favorite tests since in recent years has been where most victories has been achieved. In addition, it should be noted that the World Cup organized by the world champion sisters Iballa and Daida Ruano Moreno is the first event of the circuit to achieve equal prizes for both men and women since 2018.

After an intense winter in Maui recording and developing material for his sponsors Fanatic and Duotone, he has worked hard training in destinations such as Chile, Cape Verde, Sardinia and Almerimar, knowing that this world is presented intense with five tests within the circuit.

 The first will be in Gran Canaria where the 120 best windsurfers will meet in the men's (48), women's (25) and junior (47) categories of the professional circuit of the Professional Windsurfers Association (PWA). In August Tenerife will arrive from the 5th to the 11th and where Victor won the victory the previous season. After the summer you will have to face the conditions of the icy waters of the North Sea, first in Sande (Denmark) from 9 to 14 September, and then on the island of Sylt (Germany) from 27 to 6 October. Finally, the circuit will have its final test in his second home, where he spends the most time of the year, in the Hookipa beach of Hawaii.

World Junior wave

The Junior World Championship that begins every year in Almerimar, continues in Gran Canaria, where it has the largest participation of young talents of the season. The ejidos José Casanova (e442), Cosme Martín (e720) and Regina Villegas (e111) have all traveled to Pozo, all of the Club Víctor Fernández. The rider will fight to remain at the top of the world ranking following in the footsteps of his idol Victor, after the good results obtained at the beach ejidense.

The weather forecast for the week of the event indicates that gusts of wind that could reach 90 kilometers per hour and waves of up to two meters will be reached, hoping that the forecast accompanies and shows the best extreme windsurfing on the planet. The championship will allow you to enjoy live through the web the best extreme riders in the world.

José Antonio Casanova: "I'm super happy to be in Pozo Izquierdo for another year, it's the fourth year that I'm lucky enough to be able to train in summer and be able to compete in the Junior World Championship, this is the first test in the modality waves. I'm really looking forward to competing, this year I'm a top U-20 category, that is, the level is very high since the 23 registered rivals work a lot and are here a long time to achieve the best results. My goal is to be as good as possible by capturing the work done throughout the year. "

Regina Villegas: "I really want to compete, to learn new things and enjoy, we are training a lot these days to improve the jump and it is the third year that I am going to compete, I hope the conditions are right and everything goes very well".
Cosme Martín: "This year we have been sailing a lot and training physically to compete in this event in Gran Canaria, I feel very motivated to face this circuit, I also came two weeks earlier to adapt to conditions that are very different from Almeria . I hope to give everything. "