previous phase, in magnificent conditions and full full in its stands
The Wave of the Fronton has received today the riders of the Gran Canaria Frontón King Pro 2019 who have launched themselves to the most powerful wave in the world in their climb to obtain one of the eight seats for the final phase of the international event, last test of the circuit APB World Tour 2019. With an absolute full in the stands and an environment where the applause dominated, the coast of Gáldar became today the headquarters of the best world bodyboard, with 16 sleeves and 64 riders.
The locals played with the trick of the veteran in the prestigious Galician wave to face the riders from all corners of the world, with aerial, tubes, rolls and infarction maneuvers that made this popular enclave for sports in Gran Canaria vibrate. Risking from the first wave, there was no place for failure in the competition, in which the canary Jonathan Vega, runner-up of the Frontón King 2018, who settled on his way to the podium with a 15.07 as the highest score of the day . He managed to put a spectacular aerial of Txomin Lópezque on his feet, giving him a score of 8.5 in the best maneuver of the day, a flight over the crest of the Frontón wave, which closed the score of the Basque with a 14, 33 total.
Kevin Orihuela, Javier Romero and Samuel Brito were launched with the first manga of the day against Irishman Seamus McGoldrick, in 25 minutes who summoned bodyboard lovers to shout and applaud competitors, and in which Samuel Brito stood out with a spectacular 11.6 to kick off the event.
Veterans and connoisseurs of the wave of Gáldar gathered at the start of the event par excellence for bodyboarders in the world, with the Basque Alex Uranga, a classic of this sport marking the passage of his sleeve with a final score of 11.43 . The Hawaiian Jeff Hubbard exploded in applause to those gathered around the competition, with a 13.33 and spectacular airs that left those present speechless. The South African Hankus Loubsterdominaba in his sleeve with a score of 12.33 wearing white lycra, with maneuvers that brought him a little closer to the final phase of the event.
The performance of the Brazilian Gabriel Braga also made the difference, who managed to unseat Alejandro Barbosa in his 25 minutes in scoring, placing himself in first place. Arrived from Easter Island, the Chilean Cristóbal Fernándezlideró his sleeve, adding to the list of candidates to obtain a place in the final. With a 14.1 score, Colombian Julián González, who placed himself above his local and international rivals in a hotly contested race with Canarian Oliver Herrera, was a little closer to the final phase.
One of the last sleeves of the day was closed with the leadership of Hawaiian Jacob Romero, with a score of 13.33, followed by Canary Ernesto Evana, who was not able to reach his rival in points in a manga that opted for Romero . The last to face the wave of the Fronton were
the Chilean Mathías Días, the Brazilian Leandro Chagas and the canaries Eduardo Rodríguez and Lionel Medina, with a very disputed first-day closing that was decided for the Chilean.
The national and international competitors failed to shade the locals in a good part of the sleeves, with the canary Igor Sánchez, who did not disappoint in his appointment with the prestigious Galician wave, with a 14.66 score, of the highest in the Day at the Gran Canaria Frontón King Pro 2019. A Rubén Redondo delivered to the wave that has been training him for years starred in a duel against the young Javier Domínguez, who raised the expectations of an exciting manga that took the quarry leader, Javier Domínguez, with 12.5 score.
Also young in this discipline, the maneuvers of the Canary Armide Soliveres congregated the lovers of the waves in the Frontón, with a great performance of the islander, junior champion 2018, who knew how to defend his sleeve despite the fact that the wave did not give him too many possibilities. Representing the colors of the islands, rider Néstor Pérez won a sleeve against rivals from Chile and France, with a score of 11.5 for the islander who placed him first in his run. The most anticipated manga of the day was starred in a battle between the Canaries, with great leaders of the bodyboard fighting for its place in the final phase. Carlos Sanz, Dailos Rodríguez, Miguel Rodríguez and Guillermo Cobo saw each other’s faces in a tight contact in which every minute was a challenge for the competitors, with a bleacher that vibrated every wave that the riders faced and that bowed to Sanz’s mastery.
After a frantic day and intense bodyboard show in Gáldar, the Gran Canaria Frontón King Pro 2019 returns tomorrow from 10 in the morning with more previous phases, in which they will return to the sea in the second round more than fifty rider. The sum of both phases will decide the average that will give the pass to eight of the 64 participants to the final phase.
FRONTÓN KING IS NOT ONLY A COMPETITION
The first day of competition in the previous phase of the Gran Canaria Frontón King Pro 2019 has been much more than waves in Gáldar, since it has come from the hand of a large festival with dozens of activities on Avenida del Agujero in Gáldar. Leisure and entertainment for the whole family, clothing and accessories brands, martial arts exhibitions, crossfit, Canarian wrestling, children’s workshops and a great Skate Championship, prelude to the concerts of Yet Garbey, Last Key, Mel Ömana and the star of Got Talent, Cristina Ramos.