Blog dedicated to surfing, windsurfing & everyhing that surrounds them, with special attention to the beach of Pozo Izquierdo.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sylt, day 4

At he moment single and double eliminations completed in the freestyle discipline, and four slaloms completed too.

Provisional results:


1-Taty Frans
2-Kiri Thode
3-Tonky Frans
4-Gollito Esteredo


1-Antoine Albeau
2-Björn Dunkerbeck
3-Cyril Moussilmani
4-Micah Buzianis
5-Julien Quentel

For all the information and photos:



It was a time when windsurfing with short boards was called FUNboard, here you have some pictures of people having FUN. By the way, they're big enough in case someone wants to use them as desktop wallpaper.

Saturday, September 26, 2009


When I’ve seen the seeding for the wave discipline at Sylt, I couldn’t believe my eyes. In the great final of the season, the Sylt Super Grand Slam, the event that will decide the wave world champion, Josh Angulo and Kauli Seadi, numbers one and two in the race for the title, are in the same side of the draw, in case both advance trough their heats, they will met in the quarter finals. And that’s not all, because among the top seeds, so already in the second round, there are such names as Nik Baker and Jason Polakow, how is this possible? They’re not even doing the tour! Is it a joke? As I absolutely couldn’t believe it, I checked the PWA rulebook (part 3).

According to the rulebook, from what I understood, the actual classification on the world tour is not considered, they look the position on last year’s ranking, the two best results over the last 12 months, and the previous year’s result at the actual event. Definitely this has to be a joke, they don’t consider the actual ranking*! Are you kidding???!!!!

Is it any other sport doing the same? Can you imagine numbers one and two in the tennis championship in the last grand slam of the season, deciding the world title, with the most important match up of the year, IN THE QUARTER FINALS??!!!

And by the way, according to this procedure, Nik Baker and Jason Polakow, are really in front of some of the guys doing all the tour? Hard to believe. But even if that is true, do we have a tour? Does count for anything if someone is doing the tour or not? Don't you think that should be important?

I think is time to start talking about it, because if we keep quiet, this is going to be over, they’re always complaining they don’t have money, no new sponsors on the tour, windsurfing is not having his best time… of course! The way they are doing everything, I would be surprised if anything gets better, and we are not talking about judges today, that is another subject.

(*by some the best two results in the last 12 months can be the actual ranking, but not necessary and for sure not for everyone)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Learning the forward loop

The "gecko loop" is the perfect move for those who want to learn the forward loop without all those crashes at the beginning, so you can know how everything works before trying with stronger wind and jumping.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sylt, bets?

These are the rankings in the waves discipline before Sylt:

Cabo VerdeGran CanariaSyltTotal

1-Josh Angulo

2-Kauli Seadi20671787-3854
3-Thomas Traversa19021787-3689
4-Ricardo Campello16222034-3656
5-Robby Swift18201787-3607
6-Victor Fernandez15232067-3590
7-Ross Williams19351655-3590
8-Kevin Pritchard20341457-3491
9-Marcilio Browne20011457-3458
10-Klaas Voget15231886-3409
11-Jonas Ceballos13912001-3392
12-Dario Ojeda13911968-3359
13-Daniel Bruch12591886-3145
14-Alex Mussolini11271935-3062
15-Phil Horrocks12591655-2914

As you can see, despite a poor performance in Pozo, Josh Angulo is leading the rankings before the last event at Sylt. That means it’s up to him becoming world champion this year for the second time in his career, or if it’s no wind and waves during the event he would be world champion.

The truth is that the forecast looks good for Sylt, so with a bit of luck we will see a great battle for the championship, because it’s still wide open, the guys who did good in Cabo Verde did bad in Gran Canaria and vice versa, so we expect some amazing wave action in the last event of the season.

Philip Köster despite wining in Pozo Izquierdo is out of the title race because he didn’t compete in Cabo Verde (he was injured) but is one of the favourites to win the event at Sylt and can be one of the defining factors in the run for the title, because he is not one of the top seeds, so he can be a hard match un in the early rounds.

Bet, we will send a Cutre polo shirt, from the limited edition “only for windsurfers” to the one having more sailors in the top 6 in the wave discipline in Sylt, so just pick the 6 riders (in order) you think will be at the top and send us a coment here (with your e-mail) or send us an e-mail to, just one try per person.

Open till the start of the first wave heat sometime between September 25th and October 4th:

Quiksilver Pro France is on

Just started the 7th event of the surfing world championship (WCT) in a clouded and glassy morning with some nice waves in the south west coast of France.
For the live webcast click HERE.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Cover shot


It's funny how a single windsurfing session, each person perceives it differently, for some was light, for others gusty, for some just perfect, others say too much choppy, for some it was great... definitely Fernando (in the picture) was having fun and has given us today this "cover shot".

Monday, September 21, 2009

The wind is back

The day started glassy and with some small waves, but right now, we have a good 20 knots and a promising session for this afternoon with the tide going down.

Canarians at FantasySurfer

Someone from the Canary Islands is 3rd at FantasySurfer, the famous surf league from the american Surfer magazine, with mote than17.000 participants around the world.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Fanning wins in California

Mick Fanning wins the final against Dane Reynolds at the Hurley Pro in Lower Trestles, California, and takes home the biggest prize money in surf history, 105.000 $ and goes from 7th to 2nd in the overall ASP rankings, just behing Joel Parkinson who is leading the tour despite a bad result in the Hurley Pro.
For more information:


Sunsets like the one in the picture, clearly indicate the summer is gone (we never have sunsets like this with the trade winds).
Even though the forecast is good for today, we were supposed to have 13-17 knots, the forecast also says 100% clouded, which is what we have, and those clouds looks like are what stop the wind, which is blowing around 10 to 12 knots right now.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Hurley Pro, final day

It is a champion to be crowned today in the Hurley Pro 2009 at Lower Trestles, California.
To watch the live webcast click HERE.

Photo of the year

The readers of SURFER magazine, vote for the best surfing photo of the year, go to the WEBSITE to watch all that amazing photographs, it´s some incredible stuff.
By the way, after several years of absence, finally we have SURFER in the Canary Islands, I just found it in the airport of Gran Canaria this morning.

Friday, September 18, 2009



Not too much people this afternoon in the north shore of the island, but looks like everybody was in the same place, at the righthand of Boquines.

If you want to see more photos from the last sessions you can go to the PHOTO section.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


No matter what Windguru says when you see a sunset like this in Gran Canaria (photo taken yesterday), get your surfboard ready.

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Here you have some classic surfing and windsurfing locations, and a last one I never heard about but really looks good to me.

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Paradise maybe?
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Arguneguin in 3sesenta

The spanish surfing magazine 3sesenta from this monts, has a spread page about the wave of Arguieguin and the project that would destroy the wave.
For more information you can buy the number 137 of 3sesenta, now in the shops, and also check the post we published about this subject some time ago.

Japanese Motors

Japanese Motors - Single Fins & Safety Pins from Vice Records on Vimeo.

I think we can say the Japanese Motors are one most prominent bands of the actual "Surfmusic", even more when the singer, Alex Knost is one of the best surfers of the actual longboard scene.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Friends from Denmark in Pozo

Danskerfilmen Gran Canaria 2009 from Christopher Friis on Vimeo.

Hurley Pro, day 3 live

At 16:00 (canarian time) starts day 3 of the Hurley Pro, and I absolutely recommend not missing at least the first 3 heats of the day:

Dane Reynolds vs Ben Dunn at 16:00

Joel Parkinson vs Rob Machado at 16:30

Kelly Slater vs Brett Simpson at 17:00

To watch the live webcast click HERE.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Freeride session


Magnificent afternoon today in Pozo Izquierdo. No spectacular conditions at all, wind for 4,7 (4,2 for the light ones) and flat, but such a nice afternoon; warm, absolutely blue sky and just a few guys on the water, so I went in the water just for some freeride pictures from my friends having fun. Of course when some of your friends are Aleix, Dario or Philip, you can have more action than the expected according to the conditions.

Jonas Ceballos

Jonás Ceballos has been arround the islands (Canaries) looking for good conditions for training and filming before going to Sylt, ho here you have a short clip from him.

For more information, photos and videos, you can visit his own BLOG.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Hurley Pro live

Just started the Hurley Pro at Trestles, California, all this afternoon and evening you can watch live from California, the best surfers in the world in of of the finest point breaks of the world.
To watch the live webcast click HERE.


Although the forecast wasn't very good, the fact is that now in Pozo Izquierdo people are sailing with sails between 4.7 and 4.2 in a really nice to windsurf in trunks.

Quiet days

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We are having some days with light and variable winds, today (Saturday) the wind was ok for big sails for most of the day, in the photo above you can see Claus with 5.4 m slalom sail and 95 liter board.
Claus himself has sent us some photos up here, in which we see Pablito, Alessio and Moritz having fun one of those days with no wind.

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