The Pozo Izquierdo beach is located on the east coast of the island of Gran Canaria and belongs to the municipality of Santa Lucía de Tirajana. This area of the coast got its name thanks to a salty water well ("pozo" in Spanish) where they used to feed the cattle. During pre-Hispanic times, in the area known as Punta, there was an aboriginal settlement.
Pozo Izquierdo is one of the best natural areas in the world for windsurfing. During the month of July, the best surfers come here to attend the world famous windsurfing events. Athletes like Björn Dunkerberck or Daida and Iballa Ruano continue to spread word about how wonderful this beach is, and the fantastic features offered by the trade winds. All this makes it a great area to practice all types of windsurfing such as Freestyle, Wave and Slalom, to an excellent standard.
If you love this sport, you must visit Pozo Izquierdo. The world's elite professionals all come here. If you like the sport, your technical level really doesn’t matter. All you need is willpower and energy because you will find a great deal of training schools that will make you fall in love with this sport.
The PWA (Professional Windsurfers Association) coordinates the world windsurfing circuit and always includes this beach since 1988.
This major windsurfing event will be held from the 9th of July until the 17th, 2022 and is organized by world champion Björn Dunkerbeck. The city council of Santa Lucia de Tirajana organizes live concerts, various workshops, free outdoor lunches, and mountain bike tours.
A big tent is set up with TV screens inside. This is where activities for kids and grownups are held. Charity events are always present. To be able to enter, you have to take one kilo of non-perishable food, which is donated to the local food bank and other organizations.
Although windsurfing occupies most of the wide variety of leisure activities and sports on this beach, diving is becoming very popular. There are plenty of diving schools that also hire equipment, in this area.
The wind, ocean currents, waves and sun form the right combination to enjoy this sports and make it a prominent touristic spot of Gran Canaria. It doesn’t matter that the sand is hardly visible during most of the year, although it does appear during low tide. The round stones on the coast help cleanse the water.
Around Pozo Izquierdo you can find good places to eat. Some of them serve fresh fish and squid (cut and fried in rings). You can also find restaurants with Mediterranean food, a steakhouse, and also home-made meals. Most of them have a takeaway or delivery service.
Access to the beach of Pozo Izquierdo is easy and is clearly marked on the exits of the GC-1 motorway, which connects the island’s capital with the beaches of the south.
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