For the first time in the bodyboarding history of Tenerife, a sister island of Gran Canaria in the Canarian archipel, a bodyboard course was organised.
The famous local rider, Alavro Padron, who won the Quemao Class this year, called me to see if i was keen to make something on the Socorro beach on the north coast of the island.. To be able to work with this rider was an honor for me...I mean im seeing this guy riding since a long time now and i remember watching some videos with PLC and going crazy on his surfing.. So i was actually super exited to start this porject with him and to make history overthere.
After few weeks of work we had everything set up. Alvaro did an awesome job about the logistic of the course incluing the local town, the local surfing school and a local surf shop.
I spent 3 days at his place, meeting his wonderfull familly and discovering a bit more of him and where this talent comes from.
The course was on two days, we had 13 riders super motivated and lucky to have some nice conditions. Waves were not big but super clean and enough to work and technical tips.
Most of the kids had a good level of ride and specially two of them who really had something special on their ride, using the legs, a good timing with the lip and already their ¨style¨of ride..
After this intense days of riding, talking, sharing, inspiring each other, it was time to get to the lottery. Two boards (Sniper and HB) and two wetusits (Reeflex and Vissla) were in the game and it was just amazing to see how stoked were the winners…Congrats guys!!!
This is the start of a long Project and we are already working on the next course on the island. Be sure to see me more and more in the next monts, years and with Alvaro, super motivated to share our knowledge and to build the next generations of bodyboarders of Tenerife!!