Nayra Alonso is one of the girls, who definitely has a very big passion for wavesailing and improves year by year. She counts to the top windsurfing girls in waves at the moment and already could make it on top of the podium at an PWA event once. She will compete at the Fuerteventura Wave Classic 2011 with other five girls and fight for the this years title. Nayra, who lives on Gran Canaria, just returned from a trip to South Africa and is ready to rock Majanicho, Cotillo, Rocky Point or Mejillones. Read more!

Nayra rips hard at Hookipa to prepare for the FWC 2011 (Pic: Franck Berthout).

C7: Where are you right now?
Nayra: I am in Southafrica right now, as John (Skye) had to come for some testing I thought I would join and get some winter sailing.

C7: The FWC will start on the 8th of February! How did you prepare and what are you expecting from the event?
Nayra: Well, I havent really prepared specially. I just haven been sailing whenever it has been good. I hope that’s enough!! From the event I expect to get some good fun sailing sessions!

C7: It´s the second FWC with a girls fleet. But this year the girl will have an independent ranking. Are you in favour of this new rule?

Nayra: Dont know what to think to be honest. I think I liked more the idea of been all part of the same competition like last year to be honest. I dont really know how is it going to work this year… We’ll see soon.

Nayra likes to ride waves (Pic: Franck Berthout).

C7: But you are still judging yourself. Is that a cool rule?
Nayra: It is a really cool rule, but judging is also complicated and tricky. But I think everyone is fair and judge just right, without bias points of view. At the end of the day, it is a fun competition and nothing very important is in play.

C7: Now you have the chance to win the event. Which conditions would you prefer and which spot is your favourite one on the North Shore of Fuerteventura?
Nayra: Well, I think everyone has the chance to win the event to be honest. I would prefer riding conditions. I donst know what spot I prefer, there are a lot of really good ones. I dont really know very well any of them, but it will be fun for sure.

Nayra with some airtime at Pozo Izquierdo (Pic: Carter/PWA).

C7: Do you see yourself as a favourite? The conditions are more less suited for waveriding only!
Nayra: As a favourite not at all. I have not even thought about it! Sure, the conditions can be only riding, but I think all the girls, who are coming to the event are super good wave riders. I think we all have the same chances.

C7: Did you have conditions on the North shore in your life so far, which were too extreme to enter the water?
Nayra: Once in el Puertito with John, Nicole and Steffan. It was light and stormy and only the guys decided to go out (and had to came in pretty much straight away!). The conditions they had in the FWC two years ago there in el Puertito were totally insane, and if it is like that, I can tell you right now, I dont think I will go out. That was properly nuts.

C7: How dangerous are the rocky spots out of your view. Iballa recently crashed with her head on a rock while a SUP session?
Nayra: Like I said, el Puertito for example is pretty dangerous. Yes, there are quite a few dangerous places there. I didn’t know about Iballa! I hope she is ok!

Nayra focused on her next heat (Pic: Carter/PWA).

C7: Will you arrive some days before the event to train a bit?
Nayra: I dont really have time. I come back to Gran Canaria from South Africa on the 4th and I need to sort out my life a bit over there before heading off to Fuerteventura. Maybe I can get there on the 7th? But I still do not know yet.

C7: What gear will you pack in your van?

Nayra: As much as I can! Fanatics: Twin 72, Quad 72 and a smaller proto I have. All my Severne quiver, Fanatic SUP and surfboards…

C7: Is there anything else you will bring for sure?
Nayra: Not really, just that I hope we have some good fun over there!!!

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