Marcilio with his quad upside down at Pozo on May 10th
Graham Ezzy, Robby Swift and 2013 World Champion Marcilio “Brawzinho” Browne spotted a great forecast for the Canaries and booked immediately their tickets. After a long journey the three friends arrived on Gran Canaria and enjoyed radical conditions at Pozo Izquierdo. Read a quick update and check out a few shots from May 10th!
Continentseven: How is it to be back on Gran Canaria and how does it feel to sail in the windy onshore conditions.
Graham Ezzy: My first time in Pozo, I was 15, and I stayed by myself for 2 months in a little hostel in the upwind part of Pozo’s town. It was my first time living alone and I made friends with the other hostel guests, including Ben Proffitt. I returned for 2 months for the each of the next 5 summers. In total I’ve spent around a year of my life here, so Pozo Izquierdo is a kind of home for me. 4 years have passed since I was here last. Not much seems to have changed. It’s still crazy windy and the rocks hurt the feet.
Those 6 summers that I spent here were part of my formative years. On Maui, I didn’t have a social life because I was so consumed by school and windsurfing; my summers in Gran Canaria were the times I could let loose and hang out. And PWA Wave Tour became a sort of family. For example, I can remember KP giving me life advice in El Viento (local coffee/restaurant) when I was 16. Feels great to be back. A bit nostalgic because the place recalls all these important life-memories. As a fan of windsurfing, I loved competing against legends like Bjorn Dunkerbeck.
Robby Swift: Maui was really crap. We had no wind for weeks now and the forecast is terrible, so for sure it was worth coming over here. It’s always scary the first time you get back on the water here. It doesn’t even look that windy but when the first 50 knot gust hits you, you remember the fear!!
Watch Robby Swifts great Pushloop into Forward Loop filmed last weekend: Video Pushloop into Forward Loop