Niccolo e Matteo Spanu: Father and son flying on windsurf

ORISTANO. From the Oristano waves of Capo Mannu to the Spanish ones of Almerimar to win the silver medal of the first edition of the World Youth Windsurfing Championship organized by the Club Victor Fernàndez and branded Pwa Youth World Cup.

This is the great new conquest of the very young and promising waver Nicolò Spanu who, at just 13 years of age with his board, managed to tame the wind and ride the wave of success that led him to one of the most coveted podiums of youth windsurfing.

Son of art, Nicolò inherited his passion from his father, Matteo Spanu, 42 years old from Oristano, one of the most famous Italian wavers and federal instructor at the Eolo windsurfing school, who, in the same days, was awarded the second placed in the Master category and fourth place in the overall category of the Spanish national windsurfing Championship Cef which also took place in the waters of western Almeria.

“After a few days of waiting – reports Matteo Spanu about the child – the climatic conditions have become favorable, the waves and strong winds have arrived that have allowed the six finalist boys to enter the water to compete in the discipline waves and to Nicolò to earn a deserved second place “.

The competition was attended by the 38 best young athletes from all over the world who faced each other in the different age categories, including the Youth Male Under 17 for which Nicolò competed supported by the sponsors ASD Lions fit club, Sabarrastyle, GAsails, Mormaii, 99bords, Maverx mart, AL360 and LSDfins.

Nicolò climbed to his first table when he was very small and grew up together with his great passion that he was able to cultivate by challenging the waves of the whole world following the trail trodden by his father, who is organizing the Italian windsurfing championship to be held in Funtana Meiga in the spring. Maui, Brazil, Cape Verde, South Africa are just some of the stops that have enriched the waver curriculum of the two Oristano athletes and allowed them to collect one medal after another.

But the young agonist proves to be a champion even out of the water, managing to balance the sporting commitments with the school ones and to obtain excellent results even among the school desks. “School has always been a priority – continues Matteo Spanu -. At the beginning of the year we withdraw the program in such a way that Nicolò can study even in the months in which we are away for the competitions and it happened to attend for short periods also the schools of the countries where the competitions are held. It is important to point out that Nicolò has these experiences because he deserves it by constantly engaging not only in sports, but also in studies ».

Hard training, correct nutrition, constancy, sacrifice and determination are just some of the keys that guarantee such a high level of success. “Both my son and I do two training sessions a week followed by our athletic trainer Daniele Concas of the Lions fit club of Oristano – concludes Matteo Spanu -. In Cagliari we do instead of
muscle treatments by the athletic trainer Giuseppe Pugliese ».

And after the Spanish experience the two wavers don’t stop and get ready to choose the best waves of the Moroccan sea, where the American Championship will be held in spring.

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