Injuries storm the Fuerteventura Wave Classic 2012

March 18, 2012 | Windsurfing
Fuerteventura Wave Classic 2012: mind the landing zone

The Fuerteventura Wave Classic 2012 is already being sailed in Majanicho, a spot located on the North Shore of the Spanish island.

Competitors went off for a crazy first day of competition. The sailing spot of Majanicho is located in the middle of the North Shore and works best in the morning, with East winds.

The day before was not OK to call it contest time. Wind was not blowing from the perfect direction. Most of the competitors went to the water for warm-up session, but the wind was too gusty to start the competition.

Fortunately, the forecast for the next days is promising. Local windsurfer Stephane Etienne knows the place and is looking forward to a great show of wave windsurfing.

"It looks like we will have the first heats at Majanicho during the next days, which is pretty good. The spots delivers constant breaking waves and is not too difficult", says Etienne.

The Fuerteventura Wave Classic 2012 is a tough challenge and another competitor got injured yesterday. After Shannon Bohny broke his femur, Dutch wave sailor Amanda Beenen got a few troubles with her left ankle.

She feels the ankle is pretty swollen and stiff. It is already an old injury, which got now acute again.

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