Local News Fuerteventura
January 2020 2.00

The athlete Esperanza Barreras becomes double champion of Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard

The athlete from the CD Onexe club of Corralejo, Esperanza Barreras, has become double World Champion in SUP Long Distance and SUP Beach Race during the World Championships of Stand Up Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard, that took place from the 23rd November to the 1st December on the beach of El Sunzal in El Salvador and was organised by the International Surfing Association (ISA). This is the first time that a member of the Spanish delegation wins two gold medals in two separate disciplines during the same world championship. On the other hand, Iballa Ruano, also from the Onexe club, won the bronze medal in SUP waves. The Onexe Club, dedicated to SUP Race in all its modalities, ends the season with the title of Champion of Spain for Clubs as well as with many individual titles with six champions of Spain in Beach Race and three champions of Spain in Long Distance, amongst other titles. In the Race modality, the Onexe club participated in September in the four most important national competitions of the year that produced a total of 10 gold medals.