The first only girls wave event was going to take place next April in Tenerife. With the highest price money in the womens tour history.
But the organizers have a big chance to be able to do a full event for men and women. Also April is not the best month to run a wave event there. Even if lately is been quite windy around the Canaries, having a five day event in April is a bit too risky.
So the organizers have decided to postpone the event and will try to have everything ready and run it in August.
This year could be a hard battle in the girls fleet. Junko is always a hard to beat sailor, really focus and used to the Maui hard core conditions. Nayra, after her event win in Sylt, now she has been injured for over a month already and seems like it will take her long to be back on the water after having to go for surgery last week, but maybe this will make her more hungry and motivated for sailing when she will be back on the water. Silvia Alba, we know she is pretty much settle down in Pozo, spending there pretty much the whole year, so for sure she will be a threat. Anne-Marie is now based in Maui so she has had quite a lot of training lately, this plus her experience make her dangerous. Evi Tsape, came on Tour two years ago, and she is showing a lot of potential. She has spent the whole winter training really hard, first in Jericoacoara and after in Cape Town, and her jumping skill are her strong point (quite handy in Pozo). Laure Treboux is determine to do become a wave sailor, and she has spent her winter time riding the waves from West Australia. All the girls will try to defeat Daida, Iballa and Karin. There is not many news we can say about these girls, except what we all know: how good they are. So I guess, this year will be quite interesting for the girls in waves.
Photo Credit: PWA/J.Carter