In Gran Canaria we have one of the best places to practice surfing. It is considered the best beach in the world. It is in Pozo Izquierdo. We have several world champions in the islands.
Surfing champions These are the Ruano sisters. They are twins and they have been 34 times world Championships. One of them seven times and the other, the rest of the times. They live in Pozo Izquierdo, Gran Canaria, but they are famous all around the world.
Wrestlers start in the middle of a sand circle, called a "terrero". The object is to make their opponent touch the sand with any part of their body, except the feet. To accomplish this, they use different techniques called "mañas" to throw their opponent off balance. Two falls are required to win a bout. A match ends when all the members of one team have been defeated.
It consists of throwing a ball as near as possible to the smaller ball known as the "boliche".
The players can be two (one against the other) or the game can be played between teams of two or three people.
The games are usually played until one of the teams reaches 13 points.
The point goes to the ball that is the nearest to the "boliche". The other player should continue playing until his ball goes nearer than the other ball to the "boliche".
Each ball of the same team is one point, and these points are counted at the end of each throw, I mean, when the team have all had a throw. The balls have to be made of metal and the "boliche" has to be made of wood.
Petanca It is played by old and young people. It’s a very entertaining game.
It is a spectacular folk sport practiced throughout the Canary Islands.
Its origins came back to the Guanches because they need a fast way of transporting to pass through the ravines that are so typical of these islands.
As salto del pastor has now developed into a folk-sport, is also used in competitive events, which include climbing up and jumping over walls, speedy descents down steep rocks, precision leaps, acrobatic feats and leaps of various styles.