Today competitors, politicians, sponsors and press gathered at the Cabildo de Gran Canaria in Las Palmas for the official press conference of the Gran Canaria Wind & Waves Festival 2018. And we were invited, too. Besides the 30th anniversary of the windsurfing world cup in Gran Canaria, Daida Ruana Moreno was more than happy to announce equal prize money for men and women in windsurfing. Iballa and Daida have been dreaming for the last 21 years of their windsurfing career to make this happen. They want to make a difference and increased the prize pot for the 2018 Gran Canaria Wind & Waves Festival by 15K, meaning equal prize money of 35,000€ for men and women. Of course they hope other event organizers will follow.

After the press conference we caught up with some of the girls for a statement about this big achievement in women’s windsurfing.

Statements on equal prize money by the wave windsurfing women