Last weekend the second round of Sup River on the route established on the Rio Genil (Córdoba) was held
On 11 and 12 June were dates booked in the calendars of the participants in the event, after the suspension of the first event in Rio Alberche (Aldea del Fresno Madrid) for lack of sufficient flow, the provinces of Cordoba and Malaga lived one of the most exciting tests that are held in the stretch of the Rio Genil by passing through the area of the Subbética and surroundings.
HoeNalu y ALÚA, as organizing companies, han sido las piezas claves para la creación de este evento, junto con el soporte e implicación de la Federación Española de Surf y los Ayuntamientos de Benamejí (Córdoba), Cuevas Bajas (Málaga) y San Marcos (Málaga). El dispositivo de seguridad estaba formado por Parque de Bomberos de Antequera, el cual participó activamente con medios y personal de manera impecable y personal voluntario de ALÚA, Andalusian Federation of First Fid & Water Rescue and Fire Consortium Cordoba.
The departure was made by the Mayor dela town of Cuevas Bajas, Manuel Lara.
The circuit consisted of two tests, the first day, Saturday the 11th, the competitors faced the descent down the river with total length of 20,4km, on a stretch of whitewater G-I to G-III level. From the pier recreation area Zurreón and finish line in Palenciana (La Barca) through stretches of great difficulty as La Cueva (Class III), French (class II), Black Hole (Class III) and the wave of surf (II +). The test conditions were 30 ° C temperature, river water to 12,1ºC and a maximum flow rate reached 26 m3 / s, thanks to the collaboration of the Guadalquivir River Basin Authority who worked on prior information and coordination loose.
The test was completed in a time of less than two hours for the current Champion of Spain Sup-River, Juan José Rumbeu, followed by Pedro Simo. In the women won the best brand runners-up Spain Sup-River, Carolina Seth Smith, two minutes difference from the first.
Twenty minutes later we proceeded to the arrival of Quike Sola, followed by a team of Florian Macia, José Martos and Maria Moreno, who finished the descent in a time of three hours and eight minutes later the group consisting of José Carlos Romero ( Alúa team), Francisco Espejo, and the female part with Anabel Sanchez, Lorena Ordoñez and Antonia Carmona manage to cover the drop of almost 17 kilometers.
Sunday and last day of the Championship, it was the turn measured against the SLALOM, between 300-400 meters in length over a section of river grade II and grade III, with a series of buoys descent (red buoy) and lift buoys (green buoy) to demonstrate the expertise, skill, ability and maneuverability.
Jose Juan Rumbeu returned to rebut his leadership the previous day getting 1’38” time with clean and agile way through all the buoys, followed by Pedro Simo who was just 7 seconds and a third place to José Martos. Florian exceeded for 3 seconds to José Carlos Romero (2’17”) and Sola Quike Fixed 2’21” time. In the women again he saw the invincible Carolina Seth-Smith clinching the victory with a time of 1’58”, followed by the tireless efforts of Maria Moreno.
After the test Slalom proceeded to the awards ceremony and official presence in the act of José Carlos Romero (Alúa) Councilman Sports Benamejí, José Manuel Artacho and the Technical Director of SUP-river of the Spanish Federation of South Jesús L. Barrón, who gave a speech on the SUP-river at federal level.
The next meeting with the Sup-River will be on 20 and 21 August in the river Cabriel in Venta del Moro (Valencia) with J.J. Rumbeu and Carolina as leaders in top positions of the II Circuit Championship Spain.
Pictures: Teresa Varela