The World Championship of bodyboard Gran Canaria Frontón King Pro 2016runs from 15 – 30 October in Gáldar, Gran Canaria.
Much more than just a bodyboard competition this international event keeps attracting the best bodyboarders in the world to the island. The famous waves of El Frontón, in Gáldar, are internationally known as some of the most radical and powerful in the world, providing a challenge to even the most experienced, who have arrived on Gran Canaria to compete to be the new APB Tour 2016 world champion, as this year the El Fronton event has been included in the APB World Tour, and is the last competition, so the final rankings for the season circuit will be decided in the waters north of Gran Canaria.
Some of the most famous and the very best in the sport have confirmed their participation. Amaury Lavernhe from Reunion Island, who is 2 times world champion and current champion of the Frontonking 2015 edition. Hawaiian Mike Steward, age 53 and a legend in this sport with 9 world bodyboard championships under his belt, who will be joined by many others like Ryan Hardy, Jeff Hubbard and the current world champion, South African, Jared Houston.
Canarian bodyboarders will also be widely represented with the likes of Diego Cabrera, Guillermo Cobo (winner of Fronton King 2014) and many others who will put up some stiff competition for the international participants from their home ground “wave” knowledge of the now famous El Fronton.
The opening festivities for the World Championship is this weekend on the beautiful Gáldar coast at El Agujero.
During the weekend, there will be activities for children, a fair and Organic meeting point, concerts from “Los Lola, La última llave and many others as well as bodyboard workshops, zumba classes, diving, an exhibition of trained dogs and many more surprises.
Also on Tonight, October 15, at 19.00 the inauguration of the World Bodyboard Championship
Saturday from 11:00-24:00 and On Sunday 11:00-19:00