Waves prove scarce but world surfing still a huge success
The last day of the Cabreiroá Las Américas Pro Tenerife 2019, reserved for the semifinals and finals in the men’s and women’s categories, saw triumphs for Timothee Bisso and Daniela Boldini.
The surfer from Tenerife Daniela Boldini stood up to Leticia Canales from Bilbao and was proclaimed champion of the Cabreiroá Las Américas Pro Tenerife tour-nament in a very tight final.
“I still do not believe it, I’m living a dream, and thank you very much to everyone who was supporting me,” the surfer told the World Surf League.
The weather conditions, with a considerably flat sea throughout the day, prevented surfers from displaying their best surfing. But Boldini took advantage of the few opportunities offered by the ocean and two big waves of 4.33 and 5.17 crowned her at the top of the podium.
After a vibrant female final it was the turn of the men, the French surfers Paul Distinguin and Timothee Bisso.
Bisso led the score from the beginning. The Frenchman connected a fantastic wave of 8.33 within a few minutes of touching the water, a move that he would later back with another good wave of 6.77 points.
Distinguin tried to respond and cut distances by catching many small waves, but he did not manage to overcome the 15.10 total of Bisso, who completed a brilliant cham-pionship.
Also, the Israeli surfer Anat Leliot received a cheque of 500 euros for establishing the highest single female event score, a 9.33, and Thomas Debierre, with an almost perfect wave of 9.93, did the same in the men’s category .
The Cabreiroá Las Américas Pro Tenerife is part of the world surf circuit. The event distributes 1,500 points among the winners, in addition to $ 15,000 in prizes, both for the men’s and women’s categories. An initiative framed within the commitment for equality and equity in sport.
The Mayor of Arona, José Julián Mena said that “We have hosted more than 150 professional surfers from five continents, achieving a very important impact, making the name of Arona and Playa de las Américas travel the world. Surfing is a sport very linked to sustainability and the environ-ment and we are a municipality that believes in both things, so we will continue supporting all the actions that suppose giving support to the world of surfing.”
Cabreiroá Las Américas Tenerife Pro has the sponsorship of the Arona City Council, Spring Hotels Group, Canary Islands, Latitude of Life, Tourism of Tenerife, Cabreiroá, Estrella Galicia, Spanish Surf Federation, Canary Islands Surf Federation, Playa de Las Americas Arona, Siam Mall, World Surf League, Rahn Group and Palm Beach.