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The south of Gran Canaria is rightly famous for its fabulous weather and beaches, not only does it turn tourists into investors and residents, it also attracts top sports stars. From July 10 to 17 the Gran Canaria Windsurf Grand Slam takes place on Playa de Pozo Izquierdo beach between Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles.

The beach is a meca for international windsurf stars, and this is the 10th year the event, backed by the Professional Windsurf Association, has been held there. This years entrants include the local glamorous Las Palmas twins, Iballa and Daida Ruano. Men and women will compete in wave and slalom categories, and as the action takes place fairly close to the shoreline, it’s a great spectacle to watch.

This is all part of the vibrant life of the south of Gran Canaria, the most popular area for holiday makers to buy property. Cardenas Real Estate, have been local experts her since they formed in 1980, and they can give you inside advice about the social and sporting life of the south, and of course find you the best properties.