International surfing to return to Arona for second year
Arona returns, for the second consecutive year, to the international surf circuit with the spectacular “Las Americas Tenerife Surf Pro Cabreiroá.”
The only scoring event in the Canary Islands within the WSL will be held between February 4th and 10th on the left of Las Palmeras, in Playa de Las Américas, offering the same prize money for men and women.
The event returned to the circuit of Arona in 2018 after an absence of ten years, in an edition that generated an advertising value for the municipality equivalent to more than 1.4 million euros, with an important impact through social networks and media. Europe, the United States, Australia, Brazil and Japan were at the head of the tracking ranking.
Councillor for Tourism, David Perez and Economic Promotions councillor, Dácil León from Arona council, together with the president of the Canary Islands Surf Federation, Ángel Lobo, presented the event at the hotel Vulcano of Playa de Las Américas, accompanied by the insular councillor of Tourism, Alberto Bernabé.
Representing the com-petitors was Daniela Boldini, local surfer who says she is looking forward to par-ticipating this year “since I know the wave and I’ve been on this beach since I started surfing”.
The test is expected to attract around 150 professional surfers from various countries, some as far as Brazil and Australia.
President of the Canarian Surfing Federation, Ángel Lobo highlighted “the importance of the event at the level of Canarian sportsmen, since it means that they can earn points in a race that takes place in their land. It is also necessary to make this type of event to qualify the destination, which not only means increasing the number of visitors but also adding value to the Las Americas destination. We are at an important moment in which surfing has managed to be at the highest level of sports existing reaching the Olympic Games and that will be a great motivation for international surfers and for our Canarian athletes.”