The second edition of the PWA Junior Championship took place from the 2nd until the 6th of January at the Victor Fernandez Center in Almerimar, Spain. Unfortunatley there were no waves, however 11 Slalom Races could be completed with east and west winds. More than 40 participants from seven nationalities joined the event – Germany, Belgium, Denmark, France, United Kingdom and Italy. The lack of wind was also filled with a lot of other activities, like a SUP Race or a Body Pump lesson to make sure the youngsters had a good time!
Victor Fernandez: “The 2nd edition of the Víctor Fernández PWA Youth World Cup Almerimar has exceeded all my expectations. We were able to improve our organisation compared to last year. We had incredible food, fun no wind activities and a very good infrastructure in general. We have the help of lot of local volunteers and we were able to built up a good relationship with our sponsors. Thats why I am already able to announce the third edition of the Victor Fernandez Windsurf Festival, which will be held from 27th to 30th December 2019 with the Spanish Championship followed by the PWA Youth World Cup from the 2nd until the 6th of January 2020. The Victor Fernandez PWA Youth World Cup was the first stop of the 2019 PWA Windsurfing World Tour, which will continue in Japan, Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Hawaii in the discipline wave and more slalom events have to be confirmed.”
Jose Antonio Casanova: “I’m super happy with my second place in the PWA Youth World Cup Almerimar U20, it’s been an amazing start of the year! We competed 11 heats in Slalom with various winds and the level was pretty high. I had a lot of fun both inside and outside the water, mainly because of the incredible company of all the competitors/friends. Big Thxs to Victor Fernandez for all!”
Well done Jose and great job to Victor for organizing this event for the future stars of our sport!