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

Friday, December 31, 2010

Good waves and happy new year!

The end of the year hasn't been great for windsurfing, but on the other hand, the surf has been amazing, and looks like we are starting the new year the same way.
Happy new year to all of you!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Moments of happiness

As soon as I've seen this picture from Noelia during the windsufing lessons with Javi Espin, could't wait to share it, look at her smile, isn't it pure happiness?

Fanatic surf 2011

Amazing bamboo finish for the Fanatic surfboards 2011, for more information click HERE.

How small is too small?

Siebert Surfboards from Rafael Ribeiro on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Arguineguin this morning

I'm having some problems with the calibration of my screen, so I can't edit pictures propperly at the moment, but I had to share at least one picture from the surf session at Arguineguin this morning.

Monday, December 27, 2010

South surfing

We just had a few days of good waves at the South of Gran Canaria, for once I surfed all I could instead of taking picutres, so here you have some shots from previous seasons.

Red Bull storm chase

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Day

Perfect Christmas Day in Gran Canaria, with a great morning surf session in Arguineguin, with small waves but getting bigger with the rising tide and nearly glassy until early afternoon, when it started a light onshore breeze, then I took a few pictures and headed to El Faro, for a second session, at the beginning the tide was too high, but as it was going down, conditions were getting better and better.

Friday, December 24, 2010

December 24th

Looks like Christmas is starting to deliver, for the ones who woke up early today in Pozo Izquierdo, there were some nice presents to ride.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

El Fronton invitational

One day the world will discover how amazing this wave is, but not this time. The competition was spectacular, the riders did an awesome job, and for sure the conditions were wild, really wild, but more for the wind than for the size of the wave, not small by any means, that for sure, but not the huge perfection most of us were expecting for this location, maybe next year.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

El Fronton invitational

El Fronton IBA Invitational - Dec 17 - The Wild Wild Wave 2010 from IBA on Vimeo.

Looks like the day has arrived, and the competition at El Frontón, is expected to start tomorrow Monday around 10 am, for the ones who can't go to there, it will be broadcasted live at Red Bull TV.

Solo Atlantic cossing

Adolfo, is one of the usual windsurfers at Pozo Izquierdo, is preparing for the Mini Transat 2013, from France to the Caribean, alone in a tiny 6,5 meter boat.

Friday, December 17, 2010

El Faro

We still have wind from the South-West, but today with some swell, so we had fun conditions in all the spots between Juan Grande and El Faro de Maspalomas.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Juan Grande

One of the good things of living in a round shaped island is that no matter what direction the wind is blowing, it's always a spot with the right orientation for windsurfing; Juan Grande was the spot today.

A champion to be crowned today at Pipeline

Despite not having a good forecast, yesterday Pipeline/Backdoor delivered plenty of good barrels as you can see at the video.
The Billabong Pipe Masters in memory of Andy Irons was left in the quarter finals and is finishing today, the live webcast is starting a 7:45 local time (17:45 GMT).
To watch it live, click HERE.

Monday, December 13, 2010


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We haven't had propper wind for a while, but the weather is soo good that feels like going in the water no matter what.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Amazing evening

We had an amazing sunset yesterday at Pozo Izquierdo, but I dont event get to imagine the view from the airplane in the first picture, for sure they arrived at Gran Canaria in style.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Justyna's old movie

Carles just showed me this old video from our friend Justyna and I couldn't wait to post it.

Friday, December 10, 2010

El Fronton Invitational

Today started the waiting period for what will be the gratest event in bodyboarding history, in words of Ben Player "Egos will be broken and injuries likely in the most highly anticipated event in bodyboarding's history".
16 riders invited, 12 internatioal (8 world champions) and 4 local guys will be at El Fronton from today till December 21 waiting for the biggest day for a one day event which will be broadcasted live at Red Bull TV
For more information:IBA El Fronton Intvitational

Thursday, December 9, 2010



Since I started surfing, I knew I was never surfing Pipeline or anything similar, but after watching this video, I think I'm having nightmares.

Surf art

Five surfers - five artists:
Andy Davis
Tyler Warren
Julie Goldstein
Alex Knost
Wolfgang Bloch

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


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With wind from the South-East, Galdar looked like a good option for a windsurfing session, the wind never came in, but the surf session wasn't bad at all.

Pipe Masters

Today starts the Billabong Pipe Masters and looks like they have good waves in Hawaii, so they're wasting no time and the competition is starting at 7:45 local time (17:45 GMT)

To watch the live webcast click HERE.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Live from El Confital

The best bodyboarders of the world right now at El Confital.
To watch it live click on the picture.

Yearbook Pozo Izquierdo 2010 (part 1)

Here you have some of the pictures I've been taking this year in Pozo Izquierdo, and a couple at other windsurfing locations in Gran Canaria.
Except for the cover, all the pictures are in chronological order, I wish you enjoy them.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Strange days

South-West wind and West swell, not the average conditions in Gran Canaria, so the regular spots are not working but you can find some nice conditions at other spots in the island.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Here you have some of my first pictures taken with a digital camera, not so long ago, before that was film, someday I'll scan and post them.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Chocolate factory

Yesterday, after the heavy rains the previous night, the sea was looking like chocolate, but conditions were good for windsurfing, so we went in the water anyway, of course.
Today the water is blue again, and windsurfing conditions are still good for sails in the 5 - 5,3 range.
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