More than 100 participants from various countries have already confirmed their presence. The local Lionel Medina will not miss this official test
Gran Canaria is already preparing to receive the bodyboarding elite that will compete for the European title at the ETB GRAN CANARIA PRO 2022, The only test of the European Tour of Bodyboard and that will be held from September 29 to October 2 at Las Canteras Beach, in the La Cícer area.
In the absence of two weeks to be held, the Gran Canaria test already has
more than 100 registered from Portugal, France, Reunion Islands, Brazil or Morocco among otherss, who will participate in the Men, Women, Junior and Dropknee categories.
International representation headed by the double world champion,
Amaury Laverne, the five-time world champion and current champion 2022, the Brazilian Isabela Sousa and the youngest double world champion in history, the Canarian Alexandra Rinder. They are joined by foreign riders of the stature of Ilias Bouffouchk, twice champion of Morocco, Daniel Fonseca or the athletes Fabien Thazar or Fabio Ferreira, among others.
The most outstanding island riders of today have not wanted to miss this event either.
Among them stands out the only Canarian who disputes the 2022 world circuit, Lionel Medina, the 2018 junior world champion, Armide Soliveres, or the European champion Carlos Suárez among the strongest in the Men category. In women, Sousa and Rinder will face the Portuguese and European champion, Teresa Padrela, who will be joined by the great local level of Teresa Miranda and Ilenia Suárez. In the junior category, the favorites for the final victory are led by the Portuguese Joel Rodrigues and the Canarians Jorge Hernández and Gabriel Molina, winners of world circuit events during this 2022, who together with David Pérez from Tenerife will start as seeded in this ETB GRAN CANARY PRO 2022.
The always spectacular dropknee category will bring together the best Canarian riders of the modality led by the Spanish champion Hugo Hernándezwho will face athletes such as Fabien Thazar, champion of France, or fellow Frenchman, Amaury Lavernhe, winner of the last dropknee world event in Portugal.
The ETB GRAN CANARIA PRO 2022 arrives in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in its first edition, locating its infrastructure on the avenue of Playa de Las Canteras with a total area of 1000m2 to accommodate participants and the public. The event will have a limited area for competitors of 500m2 with warm-up areas, massages, dining room, lawn areas, TV or judges that make it one of the most complete bodyboard events on the national scene. Attendees will also have a leading role in this 2022 edition by being able to enjoy parallel activities such as yoga or beach paddles, or a restaurant area by the sea to enjoy the best bodyboarding of the moment.
This European championship rows in favor of social inclusion and that is why from the direction of
In this event we wanted to involve different associations such as the Pequeno Valiente Foundation, Trisomía21 and the Mi Hijo y Yo Association, who will enjoy a bodyboard initiation workshop and will be able to meet first-hand the most acclaimed riders of the discipline. The Los Muellitos Socio-Sports Association will also be present with a stand where they will present their biannual project, which on this occasion
raise funds for the Spanish Association Against Cancer. The test can be followed through live streaming, the official website, www.grancanariaprobb.com and social networks.
Sponsorships and supports
The ETB GRAN CANARIA PRO 2022 is organized by MediaPress Global Events in collaboration with the
European Surfing Federation, the Spanish Surfing Federation and the Canarian Surfing Federation. Sponsored by the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, through its Departments of Tourism and Sports and the City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria with its Department of Tourism and the Municipal Sports Institute. The brands Alisios, Decoratin Decorative Vinyls, Tropical Beer, Aguas de Firgas, Audiovisual Canarias, Alex and Nadal Construcciones, Cruce Surf Shop, Mini Marmotor, Jacío Guest House, Helados La Peña, Oh Que Bueno, Red Bull, GOFit, Escuela Begoña collaborate. Ferrero, Martínez Cano Canarias and Viveros Godoy.