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Ten World champs tested

Suzuki, Costes, Rinder, Houston, Quevedo y Hubbard, big names of the sports at Gran Canaria Frontón

King Pro 2019, visiting Omayra Sánchez high school in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria




The strength of the El Frontón wave has reached the classrooms today, thanks to the visit of some of the world’s leading bodyboard figures of the moment. The students of 3rd and 4th of the E.S.O. from the Omayra Sánchez Compulsory School of Education, in Marzagán, they have had the privilege of personally meeting riders of the likes of Hawaiian Jeff Hubbard, three times world champion, Ayaka Suzuki and Jared Houston, current world champions in women’s and men’s categories respectively , the Frenchman Pierre Louis Costes, who currently plays the title in the Gran Canaria Frontón King Pro 2019, the German based in the islands and world champion Alexandra Rinder, and the outstanding Canarian rider Sergio Quevedo.

The organization of the Gran Canaria Frontón King Pro 2019, the last test of the World Bodyboard Championship, together with the Insular Sports Institute of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria work every year to bring the bodyboard to the schools and institutes of Gran Canaria. On this occasion, a large representation of the first figures of the world circuit has visited the C.E.O. Omayra Sánchez, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, surprising students between 14 and 15 years old, who have not stopped photographing themselves with their idols and asking them for autographs.

The boys have been able to enjoy some of the best images that the Frontón King has left in previous editions, with which they have learned what a competition is like and what the famous Frontón wave is like. Then, each of the athletes has told in first person his experience in the world of bodyboarding, how is his life, why he likes to compete or what reasons have led him to choose this sport. And the students have had the possibility of asking them all kinds of questions afterwards. Most of them wanted to know what has been the biggest wave they have surfed, if they have had any major injuries competing, or how they would advise them when they started in the world of bodyboarding. All of them have answered without losing their smile and very grateful for the warm welcome. In the same way, the organization of the Gran Canaria Frontón King Pro 2019 and the Insular Sports Institute of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria has thanked the management of the center for giving them the possibility to continue carrying the benefits of a discipline such as bodyboarding to the youngest, transmitting the value of healthy competitiveness and outdoor sports and teaching them to value the fact of having a world-renowned wave in their own land, the wave of El Frontón.

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