Fuerteventura Windsurfing World Cup
Fuerteventura Windsurfing World Cup (Playa Barca) – since the mid-1980s, this event (a.k.a. PWA Grand Slam”) attracts the best of the best in the world of windsurfing. Participants are tested in the disciplines of speed, slalom and freestyle. The Meliá resort chain (which has a presence by this beach – the Meliá Gorriones resort), is one of the event’s main sponsors.
Playa Barca, where this event is held annually, is perfect for freeriding and freestyle windsurfing. On good days, the shorebreak allows a little aerial, and some ramps will make you fly when sailing out. Safe separation between wind and kitesurfers. This beach has the most consistent windy spot in Fuerteventura, due to thermal effect of the nearby hills.