The Arucas City Council presented the Arucas Oleaje Bodyboard Contest 2022, the first scoring event for the national 100% Bodyboard League that will bring together more than 50 riders from all over Spain on June 24 and 25
He returns to the Gran Canaria beach of San Andrés the
Arucas Oleaje Bodyboard Contest 2022the first stop on the national bodyboard circuit in which they will compete this
June 24 and 25 more than 50 athletes from all over Spain. “This test is one of the few dedicated exclusively to bodyboarding, valid for the 100% Bodyboard National League of the Spanish Surfing Federation and for the Canarian Circuit of Absolute Bodyboarding and Promises”, he highlighted.
Jorge Juan Cabreratechnical manager of the Oleaje Surfing Club and organizer of the event, during the presentation ceremony held this Tuesday at the Arucas Town Hall.
Since 1995, with the centenary of the city of Arucas, this event has been celebrated with the support of the Spanish Surfing Federation and the Canarian Surf Federation.
During the presentation of the event, the general director of Sports of the Government of the Canary Islands,
Manuel Lopez, thanked the Oleaje Surfing Club for all these years, work that he claimed to know from his previous situation in the municipal corporation. In his opinion, this currently allows us to be on this circuit at a national level and to have the best athletes here. «Through sport we can transmit the values and essence of the Canary Islands, show that we are at the forefront and that
we have the capacity to organize any event, national or international»Lopez stated. The general director also thanked the work of the federations, clubs and companies linked to sports and tourism that promote these events.
From the City Council of Arucas, sponsor of the event, the support for water sports such as surfing and bodyboarding stand out. "We want to congratulate the organizing club for their work, it is often difficult to reach national and international competitions, so the support of all the public and private entities involved make it possible," he said.
John Jesus Facundomunicipal mayor.
In this sense, from the municipal corporation they emphasize that tourism and sport are compatible and "we want to promote it in a sustainable way, since our coast is our jewel," added Facundo. In the words of J.
ose Maria GonzalezCouncilor for Sports of the municipality, this type of competition "values the quality of the north coast and its waves, it is a test that is very important for tourism in the municipality."
This first test of the national and regional circuit of the 100% Bodyboard League will qualify for the final of the Spanish FESurfing Bodyboard Championship 2022 to be held this November in Gáldar. Specifically, the competition contemplates
9 categories, Open Bodyboard and Women's Bodyboard, Dropknee Bodyboard and Master Bodyboard, in addition to the categories of the Junior Bodyboard FESurfing cup: Alevín sub12, Infantil Sub14, Cadete sub16 and Juvenile sub18 feminine and masculine. €500 will be distributed in Women's Bodyboard and €500 in Bodyboard Open, as well as sports equipment among the rest of the categories. In this sense, the importance of public-private collaboration must be highlighted, "since the contribution of private entities such as the Cruce Surf Shop or Cool Shoes are essential," said the representative of the Oleaje Surfing Club.