Pro-surfers bring their skills to Siam Park
Siam Park hosts the largest artificial wave in the world and it was certainly put to good use when some of the world’s best surfers put on a spectacular display.
The thrilling event took advantage of the presence of these top sportsmen and women being on the island for the recent Las Americas Pro Tenerife surfing championships.
The Siam Park wave pool hosted 14 invited surfers and more than 200 spectators who were amazed by their incredible acrobatics on the water.
In the Playa de las Americas tournament, Basque surfer Ruben Vitoria and Australian Mikaela Greene were crowned as king and queen of the second European stop of the World Surf League Qualifying Series season (WSL) ).
The artificial waves at Siam Park reach almost four metres and have taken on mythical status.
The participants in this spectacular were Mikaela Greene (AUS), Lucía Martiño (ESP), Maud Le Car (FRA), Carol Henrique (PRT), Pauline Ado (FRA), Melania Suárez (CNY), Gony Zubizarreta (ESP), Yael Peña, better known as “el niño de Colacao” (CNY), Vicente Romero (ESP), Jonathan González (CNY), Gearoid McDaid (IRL), Maxime Huscenot (FRA), Jorgann Couizinet (FRA) and Tomás Fernández (PRT).
The competitors had three waves each to try to surprise the judges with their best repertoire. The victors of the day were Vicente Romero (with the best aerial maneuver) and former European champions Pauline Ado and Jonathan González.