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Canary Island windsurfing at the wind factory

Many of the world”s biggest events in the windsurfing calendar take place during the summer at Playa de Pozo Izquierdo – known within the water sports fraternity as ”The Wind Factory”.

The Gran Canaria PWA Grand Slam 2008 took place here in July taking advantage of the perfect conditions the location provides for professionals and holidaymakers alike all year round.

Locals are born into windsurfing and the area is home to the renowned International Centre for Windsurfing; considered to be second only to Hawaii for facilities.

Its reputation precedes it as ”a brutal proving ground where scores are settled” and the sport”s biggest names do just that regularly here.
This year”s events include competitions such as men”s slalom, women”s freestyle, and the wave event where spectators are treated to spectacular, gravity defying aerial jumps.

Visiting competitors will be looking to gain entry to the windsurfing hall of fame by trying to out-do the local hotshots who have the luxury of being able to train here all year round.

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