The “Demarcation of Coast and Ports” (coastline office) has closed the access for cars to Playa de Vargas on Gran Canaria. They have placed a barrier. Playa de Vargas is a famous windsurfing beach on Gran Canaria, where many locals and tourists from all around the world love to sail. In the past the beach played host for Windsurfing Worldcups and many locals events.
We have seen barriers, restrictions, harbors, etc. at windsurfing spots all around the world and we have the feeling that these restrictions are getting more and more. Often bigger projects are in the background, most of the time hotel projects or harbors. We think the windsurfing community, directly or indirectly affected, must unite to be strong enough to stop this trend. Please sign the petition and/or if you are on Gran Canaria take part in the demonstration on January 18, 11:00 on Playa de Vargas.