Women's race start. | Photo courtesy: Euro Tour / Georgia's Photo
PLAYA DEL INGLÉS, Canary Islands - Over the weekend in beautiful Spain, it was an epic day of action at the Gran Canaria Pro SUP race. The beach race with the new two heat format was a great success and all the competitors loved it. The waves, along with all the spectators at Playa del Inglés and the beautiful sunny day was the perfect winning combo.
On the women's side, Espe Barreras got an unprecedented 4th straight victory on the 2022 Euro Tour with two Heat wins. The Spanish superstar now has a firm lead on the 2022 Euro Tour and will be hard to catch, with a perfect record.
France's Anáis Guyomarch also shinned during the race, showing that this is her favorite discipline getting silver over Spanish talent Duna Gordillo. On a fight that was decided by just 3 seconds Alba Frey from the Canary Islands got 4th over the experienced Laura Quetglas who came in 5th.
Espe Barreras continuing her domination. | Photos courtesy: Euro Tour / Georgia's Photo
Top 10 Women:
- Espe Barreras
- Anáis Guyomarch
- Duna Gordillo
- Alba Frey
- Laura Quetglas
- Erica Revil
- Susanne Lier
- Sonia Caimari
- Ainhoa Rivas
- Holly Pye
Men's Elite Race
Men's Elite Race. | Photos courtesy: Euro Tour / Georgia's Photo
Australians are well known for being the leaders of surf life saving and Ty Judson did his home country proud with impeccable skills for the trophy claiming back to back victories and his two solid results; he’s the new Euro Tour 2022 ratings leader.
One of Spain's best Rafa Sirvent got 2nd with a great performance. The fight for 3rd was intense and Aaron Sanchez was solid all day. After a tough first Heat Frenchman Ethan Bry killed the second one, climbing to 4th overall. Also from Spain Antonio Morillo closed the coveted Top 5. Its also very rewarding to see that the average age of 8 of the Top 10 Elite racers is U21; consolidating Europe as the future of the sport
Top 10 Men:
- Ty Judson
- Rafa Sirvent
- Aaron Sanchez
- Ethan Bry
- Antonio Morillo
- Daniel Hasulyo
- Ben Moreham
- Blue Ewer
- Lucas Simoncelli
- Quique Hurtado
Junior race. | Photo courtesy: Euro Tour / Georgia's Photo
In the morning of the event what was easily the highlight were the Junior races with all the athletes from Second Reef and all over the Canary Islands showing the bright future of the sport in the region. It’s also great to see very young Juniors from all over Europe doing several events on tour, growing every race and also continuing the family vibe that the Euro Tour has always had.
Check out the highlights reel from the event below.
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