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Gran Canaria Wind&Waves Festival 2013 – Giorno Due

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Calima continua ad abbattersi sulla spiaggia di Pozo Izquerdo e la giornata di oggi è stata anche peggio di quella di ieri, ovvero “calma piatta all’orizzonte” !

Nonostante ciò intorno alle 16:00, ora locale, Ricardo Campello ha scovato un jet ski ed è entrato in acqua a rispolverare alcune manovre di freestyle, rendendo felice il pubblico del Gran Canaria Wind & Waves Festival.

Noi di 4Windsurf abbiamo fatto quattro chiacchiere con  Caterina Stenta, l’unica italiana in gara e sbucata da non si sa dove, purtroppo l’audio non è dei migliori a causa di alcune raffiche di vento che si sono ovviamente fatte sentire durante la registrazione (la legge di Murphy non si sbaglia mai!).

Le previsioni per domani danno un leggero aumento il che rapportato a Pozo potrebbe anche dire ventone e onde, intanto godetevi la nostra gallery !

Continuate a seguirci sulla nostra pagina Facebook e se non lo avete ancora fatto mettete un like!

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PWA POZO WORLD CUP

Day 2: A different side to Pozo, as the waiting game continues

The second day of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind & Waves Festival proved to be a very relaxed affair as the wind and waves refused to play ball for the second day in a row. With temperatures soaring into the thirties and a very light breeze most of the sailors took the opportunity to seek cover out of the sunshine, as the waiting game continued.

At 3pm the voice of the PWA – Ben Proffitt (Simmer) – was joined by two of the biggest names in windsurfing Alex Mussolini (Tabou / Gaastra) and Ricardo Campello (JP / NeilPryde / MFC) – who finished third and fourth respectively in 2012 – for an exclusive interview. If you missed the live interview, don’t worry as it will be re-streamed at 7pm local time (GMT+1), as well as being repeated afterwards too.

Last year Thomas Traversa (Tabou / Gaastra) claimed his maiden victory on the PWA World Tour at the Cold Hawaii World Cup in Klitmoller, Denmark. We caught up with the Frenchman to see how he is feeling ahead of the first event of the season. Read the interview below:

PWA: After your first ever victory last year, are you feeling confident for the new season?

TT: “My confidence levels haven’t really changed to be honest. I’m not too confident, but at the same time I believe in myself.”

PWA: Where did you spend winter and how did your training go?

TT: “I spent a lot of time at home in the South of France. We had quite a good winter with plenty of wind. I also went to Cape Town, South Africa for two weeks as well as going to Chile in April, so that I can get used to the place before the event in November. All in all I was able to sail quite a lot so I’m happy.”

PWA: What was your impression of Chile?

TT: “I have already been there one before, but that was along time ago. It’s super, super nice, but I mainly went there not only to get used to the conditions, but more to get used to the culture and the place, so that I feel comfortable when I am there to compete rather than feeling lost. It’s a beautiful place.”

PWA: Was there anything in particular you were concentrating on with your training?

TT: “Not really. If anything I was trying to work more on my jumping. In South Africa I was trying to land doubles a bit more than usual, but the rest of my sailing I was keeping the same.”

PWA: Finally, which gear have you brought with you for the event?

TT: “For the sails I have everything from 3.0m to 4.2m and for the boards I just have two 65l wave boards.”

PWA: Thanks Thomas and good luck for the contest and the rest of the season.

The forecast for tomorrow offers more wind than today, but it looks as though we’ll be hoping for some help from the local effect for the competition to begin. Thankfully the predictions for the end of the week are much more promising, so there should be plenty of action to come. The skippers’ meeting for tomorrow shall be held at 10am with the first possible start at 10:30am. You’ll be able to follow all the brilliant action live by tuning into the PWA TV at www.pwaworldtour.com.

Scope The Action

For information on all the entrants, and to keep up to date with every piece of the action, navigate to www.pwaworldtour.com

Here you can use our:

Live streaming service

Live ticker service for heat-by-heat bulletins

• Check live elimination ladders

• View results

• Read daily news summaries

Browse awesome action photo galleries

There’s also dedicated websites at all of the following:

Event Website http://grancanariawindandwavesfestival.com/

Event Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/GranCanariaWindWavesFestival?fref=ts

Event Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/GCWindWavesFest

Event YouTube http://www.youtube.com/GCWindWavesFestival

Event Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/gcwindwavesfestival/

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Ciao a tutti, sono Fabio Calò (ITA-720), ho iniziato a fare windsurf all’età di 13 anni e da quel momento è diventata la mia più grande passione, la mia vita. Finiti gli studi universitari ho iniziato a lavorare in un negozio di windsurf a Torino, poi agente di commercio e nel 2006 è iniziata la mia grande avventura con la redazione di 4Windsurf e poi anche di 4Sup. Sono stato campione italiano Wave di windsurf nel 2013 e 2015, altri ottimi risultati agonistici gli ho ottenuti anche nel freestyle sia in Italia che in Europa. Dal 2017 sono il direttore di una delle scuole più importanti del Lago di Garda, il PierWindsurf. Trasmetto la mia passione con progetti dedicati ai giovani come il Progetto Serenity di Malcesine, e organizzo Wave Clinics nel periodo invernale. Vivo a Torbole sul Garda e respiro l’aria del windsurf 365 giorni all’anno.
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