The first event of the Frontón King is organized
With little budget but with great enthusiasm and work, the first edition of the Fronton King is held. It was a humble championship that was surprising as viewers were able to watch the event from anywhere on the planet thanks to the broadcast via streaming. It featured international riders, as well as national and local riders, and it marked the beginning of an event that promised to be one of the best shows in the world.
Epic Events training
After the success of the 2013 edition, this group of friends, with experience in different types of events and especially connoisseurs of bodyboarding and El Frontón, decided to form Epic Events. His motivation was: to make bodyboarding grow, to make Gran Canaria one of the world's destinations for practicing water sports, to create a hobby and to promote good values among the participants.
Fronton King becomes Gran Canaria Fronton King Pro
The Cabildo of Gran Canaria, through the Tourist Board, enters as the main sponsor of the event. Thanks to the support of this entity, the championship achieves greater international visibility, improves infrastructures, increases the prizes and the cache of the event. This leap in quality made this edition a Special Edition within the World Tour, the first step to belong to that circuit. Expectations were more than met.
It becomes an official event of the World Bodyboarding Tour
Thanks to the support of the Gran Canaria Government., the Tourist Board and the Insular Sports Institute and the City Council of Gáldar, it is possible to include the Gran Canaria Frontón King Pro as the last stop of the World Bodyboard Tour. The best athletes on the planet traveled to Gran Canaria to decide the world champion. In addition, the first edition of the Frontón King Festival was created, a music, sport and culture festival that energized and made the event grow.
World Women, Men and Junior title dispute
In 2017, the Male, Female, Junior and DropKnee categories are included in the Gran Canaria Frontón King Pro. Therefore, this last competition of the circuit decided the champions in all categories. This generated an incredible expectation worldwide, making it clear again that El Frontón is the best wave in the world for the practice of this sport.
Included within the Great Events of Gran Canaria
Through the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, within the project Isla Europea del Deporte of the Insular Sports Institute, the Frontón King was included as one of the great events on the island, increasing the cache of the event and making it even more visible in different areas.
Greater media coverage in the history of the championship
In 2019 the Gran Canaria Frontón King is already established as the best world bodyboard event, the world awaits this last test of the circuit every year to see the show and thousands of fans are those who move to the island. The 2019 edition had the highest figures in online users. The live broadcast, the diffusion in different media and the social networks, made the media impact the highest in the history of this event.
Success of the event in the middle of the pandemic
The Gran Canaria Frontón King was the only sporting event held in Gran Canaria during the COVID-19 pandemic, taking extreme health precautions and under strict protocol. It was broadcast live for the entire planet and positioned Gran Canaria as one of the safest destinations in the world. It was quite a challenge for the organization, which is proud to have carried out this edition successfully and without any contagion.