The World Cup Gran Canaria Frontón King 2018 launches new format and becomes the first professional event in the world that distributes $36,000 in prizes.
Gran Canaria will host a new edition of the Gran Canaria Frontón King, one of the most recognized international tests of bodyboarding. From October 20 to November 3, the beach of El Frontón, in the municipality of Gáldar, will become the epicenter of the World’s best bodyboarding.
In this edition the international championship modifies its format and becomes World Cup Gran Canaria Frontón King. The promoter, Epic Events, has introduced new changes to help improve the show and the participation of the best riders in the World. For the first time in the history of bodyboarding a professional championship will have an amount in prizes amounting to $36,000 to distribute in the open and female categories.
Another novelty of this edition will be to eliminate the previous qualifiers that give access to the main event. All the participants, including the seeded ones, will compete from the first eliminatory round. This new competition format will greatly increase the show as it will give the option to see the best riders in the world compete from the start of the race.
The World Cup Gran Canaria Frontón King will have its inaugural act on October 19 in the Plaza de Santiago, in the municipality of Gáldar, with the presentation of all registered riders. The start of the event will be marked by the celebration of World Cup Festival Gran Canaria Frontón King on the beach of the Hole of Gáldar on October 20, and with it the kick-off to the competition. A festival that will develop children’s games, clinics, concerts and a varied program of parallel activities for the whole family.
World champions such as Guillherme Tãmega, André Botha, Amaury Lavernhe and Alexandra Rinder are some of the most outstanding riders who have already confirmed their participation. They are joined by other renowned international riders such as António Cardoso, Alex Uranga, Alan Muñoz and of course a strong field of talented local riders. The Canarian representation will be headed by Diego Cabrera, Guillermo Cobo, Jonathan Vega, William Lujan and Lionel Medina. A list of participation that will be increased in the coming weeks with the inclusion of new international riders.
Undoubtedly, the World Cup Gran Canaria Frontón King 2018 will once again be a world reference in the celebration of a bodyboard event of the highest level. An event promoted by the Cabildo de Gran Canaria through the Insular Institute of Sports, which returns to fit this test in its Grand Sports Events program of Gran Canaria in the premium category, forming part of the Gran Canaria project, European Sports Island. Fundamental, again the support of the Tourist Board of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria and the City Council of Gáldar. This year’s edition also includes the sponsorship of Hubboards and Volkswagen, and the collaborating companies, Hydro Flask, RS Sonocom, Decotextil, Vert Magazine, Meduxa and 7UP.
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