Slalom Session on Gran Canaria 2014 – Video
The trip to Gran Canaria is still in my head. I spent three weeks in February there. Together with Kerstin. It was like a dream. We stayed at Pozo. The conditions were exciting almost every day with perfect waves and strong wind. I used 4,2 or 4,7 most of the time and it was great feeling the sensation of a wave board again. For the lighter days I decided to bring one Slalom set to the Gran Canaria. A 2014 iSonic 107 and a Reflex 4 in 7,8. At several days the wind was a bit lighter and we drove to Bahia de Formas near Arinaga. That’s a brilliant bay with flat water and choppy sections. Just perfect for Slalom or Freestyle windsurfing.
“It was a cloudy day. A strong storm was around the corner and a lot of snow felt in the mountains of the island, what’s quite rare. The roads were slippery and full of snow. The waves were not really there this afternoon, so I decided to go a Slalom session at Bahia de Formas near Arinaga. German former bobsledder, was there , too It’s a brilliant spot for flat water blasting and jibing and one of the spots, where 41 times world champion BjÃ¶rn Dunkerbeck trained many times in his career. To me it was the third session in my life. I brought the brand-new iSonic 107 to the island plus a Reflex 4 7,8, what fits most of the time at that spot, when the wind is a bit lighter. This afternoon some raindrops felt down from the grey clouds, which were in the sky. And from time to time heavy rain squalls went down and stronger offshore gusts with 25knots + arrived in the bay. Kerstin got a few really cool shots and edited this clip. I am looking forward to have many more great sessions at that great spot in the upcoming years. Â The oil-rig at the background is in the harbor for repair. Windsurfing next to this beast was scary. The wind changed directions next to the harbour wall and the big concrete monster.”
Let’s see, what th efuture will bring. I definitely recognized how much I like windsurfing in strong wind and waves. It’s so special. You hit a steep ramp and get some air. And it’s so exciting to hit the lip during wave rides. At the moment I am back in Austria and will tune my Slalom gear, but really hope to sail in waves very soon again.