Photo diary; everyday life in Pozo Izquierdo and other windsurfing locations.
© Copyright: Dani Miquel

Friday, 23 December 2011

White Christmas

Merry Christmas.
Feliz navidad.
Bon nadal.
Mele kalikimaka.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Saturday, 17 December 2011

The rock (preview)

Nice session in Pozo Izquierdo just by the rock at the north side of the beach, I have plenty of pictures from the session so I'll post them in the coming days.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Drops everywhere



As I already said at my previous post, this first session at Mosca Point with the fisheye lens was not easy at all, I saw from my house people were windsurfing there and I just went, so I never talked with the guys about the kind of photos we could do with the present conditions and this kind of lens, and despite wind wasn’t strong and waves weren’t big, current was a big issue, it was really hard for me to stay were I wanted to be, so at the end I couldn’t do any of the pictures I wanted, but even though and despite de drops everywhere, I’m happy with this first session and I had a lot of fun watching the action from the best seat in the house.

Of course I got worked on the shorebreak over the reef on my way back to land, but nothing really bad.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

First attempt

This afternoon I tried for the first time the fisheye for windsurfing watershots; conditions were far from perfect at Mosca Point, waves were kind of broken and messy, and the current was soo strong, as always is over there, but the worse were the drops on the port lens, I've been recommended saliva or potato, well, non of those work for me, and as the port lens is not glass, it's plastic I can't use anything based on alcohol or any dissolvent, any ideas?

A year ago

Pablo Ruiz Killerfish
Omar Sanchez bottom turn
This time of the year I usually take a look at my work in the past 12 months, and if I'm lucky there's some fine unedited pictures still to publish, here you have a couple of them and I guess there will be a few more tonight.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Happy birthday

Today is The Twins birthday, sorry for the picture, it's a little bit old, but I don't have a lot of unpublished recent pictures of them together and I really like this one.


Monday, 21 November 2011

Back home

I've been away from my beloved Pozo Izquierdo again, not that long this time bur nearly a month, I was too tired even to take a propper picture of the beach and had a kind of an urgency of going in the water; it felt soo good it didn't matter if it was light and gusty, I'm home again.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Alessio Stillrich

Alessio, summer 2007

Alessio, a feew weeks ago.

Tino's garage

If I'm not wrong, Tino's was the first board storage in Pozo Izquierdo and has plenty of old (classic) stuff there, as for instance, that yellow and pink sail in the picture, which if I'm not wrong is one of the first small sails for Pozo Izquierdo Björn Dunkerbeck ever had.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Moritz Mauch

I just found these old pictures (2007) from Moritz, I think he was 11 and already windsurfing in Pozo Izquierdo, he was using a kite board his father prepared with a mast box for him.
Under these lines you can see him a few weeks ago.
I’ve been taking pictures in Pozo Izquierdo for 15 years now, so I’m starting to have a small peace of history, I’ll keep posting some old stuff.

Saturday, 15 October 2011


Windsurfing in Gran Canaria is not all about Pozo Izquierdo, five minutes north from Pozo, we have Arinaga, a flat water spot (with sand in low tide) perfect for learning and slalom, a little bit gusty but absolutely flat (unless there's a south swell).

Pozo Izquierdo

Pozo Izquierdo
Just found this old picture from a nice day in Pozo Izquierdo.

Sunday, 2 October 2011


Yesterday we had the first day with no wind at all since the summer started, it was so hot that I had to go for a swim no matter what and the guys from Pozo Winds were there with the paddle boards so I ended up taking some pictures.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Forward loop

I rememer when I first started to get hooked on windsurfing (in the mid 80's), watching all those magazines and videos from Hawaii, with Mike Waltze, Dough Hunt, Dave Kalama and just a few more, doing the first loops in the big waves of Hookipa, which was supposed to be the only place in the world where conditions allowed this kind of jumps, but now, technique and equipment have evolved a lot and we can see loops as soon as the wind allows us to go in the footstraps no matter how the waves are.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Nothing but fun

Jose Pons windsurfing Pozo Izquierdo
Pablito windsurfing Pozo Izquierdo
Eric Sanllehy backloop windsurfing Pozo Izquierdo
Since I came back to Pozo a couple weeks ago, I had two sessions taking pictures from the water, but standing on the sandbar at low tide. Last Sunday I went for a propper water session, swiming at the peak and I really felt my time away, I was so tired but I managed to stay there for nearly two hours, but the worse was that I had no timing at all, I screwed several framings and I totally lost my fight with the drops, but you know what? we had a lot of fun.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Congratulations Philip !

By beating Victor Fernandez in the semis of the double elimination, the 17 year old wonder kid from Gran Canaria, becomes the 2011 Wave World Champion.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Night sailing




Mariola, Javi, Jonas, Amelie and Pablo just had an amazing windsurfing session tonight in Pozo Izquierdo with the full moon.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

First session


17_Eric 17_Moritz17_Dario 17_Aleix17_Pablo 17_Dani17_Alessio 17_Mike

I couldn’t expect a better welcome in Pozo Izquierdo, as I am completely out of shape, the light conditions we had this weekend have been perfect for my comeback, I had two windsurfing session with moderate wind and small waves (nearly flat) and later on, the wind picked up, waves got a little bit better and I could take some pictures, here you have just a preview, but now I’m destroyed and I have to wake up early tomorrow, so I’ll post more pictures during the week.

By the way, big changes in town, there’s a new shop in Pozo Izquierdo, Jonas Carlson and Javi Espín just opened POZO WINDS.

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