The Catalonia Costa Brava Grand Prix of the World Windsurfing Championship brought the world's top 64 windsurfers to the Bay of Roses.
Cortal de la Devesa beach in the town of Sant Pere Pescador, located in front of the Ballena Alegre 2 campsite, was the chosen venue for the 13th Catalonia-Costa Brava Grand Prix of the World Windsurfing Championship, held this year from 31st May to 5th June in the waters of the Bay of Roses, which forms part of the Club of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World, sponsored by UNESCO. This seal of quality acknowledges and showcases the natural, cultural and economic values and riches boasted by the Bay of Roses.
A total of 64 windsurfers from more than 30 countries gathered for the 13th Catalonia Costa Brava Grand Prix, a slalom event. The winners were Antoine Albeau from France (1st), Björn Dunkerbeck from Switzerland (2nd), and Ben Van Der Steen from Holland.
The Surfalegre festival was once again held in parallel to the PWA World Tour. This year, the festival included a fair displaying windsurf material and a Volkswagen camper van gathering.
The Catalonia Costa Brava Grand Prix of the World Windsurfing Championship has become one of the classic events in the international calendar and offers a unique chance to position Catalonia and the Gulf of Roses (Roses, Sant Pere Pescador and L’Escala) as one of Europe's top windsurfing destinations.
The 2011 Catalonia Costa Brava Grand Prix of the World Windsurfing Championship is organised by the Professional Windsurf Association (PWA) in conjunction with Girona Provincial Council, the Patronat de Turisme Costa Brava Girona, the Office of the Secretary General for Sport of the Catalan Goverment, the town councils of Roses, L’Escala and Sant Pere Pescador, the Ballena Alegre campsite, the Catalan Sailing Federation, the Surf a vela magazine, Volkswagen, Meteosim and Oxbow Surfwear.