World Champion Water Ski Racing in Adeje

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For the first time Adeje is hosting the IWWF World Water Ski Racing Championships, in Puerto Colon, from September 5th to 15th, and the public are invited to come along and watch the world’s top racers vie for the titles.
Racing takes place from 9am to 2pm, and over 180 competitors from all over the world, including top skiers and racers from Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Belgium, the USA, France, Germany and many more countries are expected to arrive over the next few days. The Spanish team of 31 sports men and women are all from Tenerife.
At the launch of the competition Cristina Valido, Cabildo deputy president and island councillor for sports, culture and education, said this was “historic” for Adeje and Tenerife and congratulated the Canarian Water Ski federation for making the event happen with help from the Adeje council and the regional department of sports. Adeje, she added, was now synonymous with quality and excellently hosted events.
The Adeje mayor, Jose Miguel Rodríguez Fraga also congratulated those who worked so hard to bring the event to Adeje, and spoke of the importance of sport for Adeje residents as well as an amplification of the tourism offer of the borough. With tourism of such great importance economically to the region, he was delighted to see this kind of initiative bear fruit, and extended an invitation to all residents and tourists to get down to Puerto Colon over the 10 days of the competition. He added that sport in the borough also played a very important part in unifying the very diverse cultural community that Adeje enjoys.
According to the organisers the race days are September 7th, 9th, 11th and 14th, and the best viewing spots will be along the Puerto Colon pier, and no doubt there will be boats happy to ferry interested spectators out to sea as well. There is no charge for the public.


Winning Ways



miss costa adeje credit gerard zenou

The recent Miss and Mister beauty show at El Faro gave us four lovely winners.
Tamara Adan Powney is the new Miss Costa Adeje, María Tania Rodríguez González is Miss Adeje, Rami Yussel Jarraj is Mr Costa Adeje and Nicolás Del Pino Orvich the new Mr Adeje.
As the names reflect, Adeje is a borough with a multi-cultural mix. Certainly residents of Callao Salvaje, home of Tamara Adan Powney, were thrilled at her win. The daughter of English-born mother Julia and Yougi, of Canarian/German parents, Tamara is an excellent represenation of the new generation of Canarians, and a lovely charming young lady to boot. She is also about to start her university studies, but along with the other winners will have to find time to carry out her Miss Costa Adeje duties, including representating the borough at the Miss Tenerife competition.
(Photo: Gerard Zenou)


A Taste of Honey…

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Good food and the promotion of local gastronomy has always been a very important part of the tourist offer for Adeje, and now the IV Tenerife Gastronomy Exhibition, to be based in the borough, will act as a showcase for promoting the region’s food sector, as well as underlining the importance of gastronomy an essential part of the local economy. The event also serves as a meeting point for experts in the field of food.
The event is organised by Turismo de Tenerife via the insular Cabildo, and will include a Tapas Route with over 60 local establishments taking part. There will also be gastronomy workshops, tastings, and courses with a Food Fair taking place on September 27th.
This year the products to be given special attention are local cheese, honey and gofio. Canarian gofio (flour made from toasted grains) was part of the staple diet traditionally, and continues to be a regular part of the diet for many Canarian families in homes and restaurants serving local produce and recipes. Here in Adeje one of Tenerife’s mills continues to make this popular grain. The Molino Adeje prepares a number of different grains for local consumption, including the Buenas Dias gofio. Many residents and visitors will also be aware of many of the borough’s cheeses and honeys as a result of regular visits to the excellent Farmers Market at the weekends, and the prizes that these products are now winning nationally and internationally.

Programme of Activities
Adeje Tapas Route ”Cheese, Honey and Gofio.
1-29/09/2013 in 63 different establishments

Craft Market
Shopping Centre El Mirador Handicrafts Market, Sundays 1 and 15/09/2013, de 18 to 23h, free admission.

Show and Sale: Cheese, Honey and Gofio:
12-14/09/2013, de 10 a 22h.
Free admission.
Centro Comercial Gran Sur. Shopping Center Gran Sur.

Show-cooking in Adeje Farmers Market
Sunday 22/09/2013, 11h.
Free admission.
Adeje Farmers Market

Cocktail Workshop
Monday 23/09/2013, 10 to 13h. 20€
Centro de Desarrollo Turístico Costa Adeje (CDTCA)
Tasting Workshop: Cheese, Honey and Gofio
Monday 23/09/2013, de 18 to 21h. Price: 15€
Centro de Desarrollo Turístico Costa Adeje (CDTCA)

Advanced Wine Tasting Course and Bodega Visit
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 24,25, 26/09/2013, 18 to 21h, Price €25
Centro de Desarrollo Turístico Costa Adeje (CDTCA)
Oriental Cuisine Workshop.
Wednesday 25/09/2013, 19 to 21h. Price: 15€
Centro de Desarrollo Turístico Costa Adeje (CDTCA)
Visit and Tasting, Bodegas Reveron
Thursday 26/09/2013, 17 to 21h. aprox. Price: 10€
Bodegas Reverón (Vilaflor)
Children’s Workshop “Pastry-chef kids”.
Saturday 28/09/2013, 10 to 12h. Price: 15€
Centro de Desarrollo Turístico Costa Adeje (CDTCA)
IV Gastronomic Fair Adeje 2013.
Friday 27/09/2013, 17 to 24h. Free admission.
Centro de Desarrollo Turístico Costa Adeje (CDTCA)
Activities and Stands: Restaurants, Sales Stands with gastronomic products, Show Cooking,
background music, Folk Group, Toy Library and children’s activities.

Student Sharing


Adeje is one of the Tenerife boroughs that has developed an extremely useful webpage, ‘’, which is designed to help university and non-university students share relevant information, such as rooms and apartments for let in college zones throughout Spain.
In Adeje information via the web is being uploaded and managed by the department of youth. The other councils involved in the establishment of the service are Guía de Isora and Santiago del Teide.
Potential users don’t have to register but can simply log onto chat rooms to enjoy a direct exchange of information, see places for rent, clear up doubts, get to know regions where they may be planning to study etc. The virtual meeting point also has links to relevant information portals and to the official websites of all Spanish universities, as well as leisure and entertainment offers, job seeker sites, etc.
The site is easy to use, even easy enough for parents of many students who may be starting into their first year in university, and might still be looking for their son or daughter’s first home from home!

As Young As You Feel



Age is no barrier to having fun in Adeje – the opposite in fact.
The council have organised a range of activities for the slightly older among us this summer, from walks to keep fit on the beach, there’s something for everyone.
According to the Adeje councillor for senior citizens Carmen Rosa González Cabrera, “the programme of activities we have in place for our senior citizens and residents has been planned with health in mind, and is geared to improve the quality of life as well as offering a fun-filled summer, as we know that leisure time is important for everyone, regardless of age”.
Every Tuesday and Thursday people can enjoy one of many activities, with beach-based events a hugely popular option. Games in and out of the water have been organised, combining fun and essential exercise. There have also been some light-hearted competitions, including Miss and Mister Summer 2013, Miss Mermaid and Mr Shark.
Carmen Rosa says that the level of participation among Adeje’s seniors is high, and feedback has been really positive, with people taking part in as many activities as possible.
The department in charge of senior citizens in Adeje is based in the Cultural Centre.


Breathe Easy!


William Trubridge (in black) answering in questions at today's press conference

William Trubridge (in black) answering in questions at today’s press conference

Breathe easy
He promised that by his next visit he would be speaking fluent Spanish, and he probably will be.
William Trubridge is an achiever, an achiever with depth! The world champion and double world record holding freediver from New Zealand is currently in Adeje on his fourth training visit, and co-hosted a press conference at the La Caleta Adeje Aquatic School with Adeje mayor Jose Rodriguez Rodriguez Fraga, sports councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrera and representatives from T3 Tenerife Top Training. Trubridge used the excellent facilities at the Tenerife Top Training centre and was full of praise for the facility as well as Adeje itself, adding his support to the idea that the borough could host a world championship event within two years in the freediving disciplne.
Freediving is the ability to dive to depths and surface on just one breath without the use of aparatus. Trubridge said that at a recent world event in Sebia the weather was so changeable that the pool temperature dropped by over 20 degrees overnight making conditions for athletes really difficult, underling the fact that the excellent reliable climate here is a real plus.
The attraction of Adeje as a sporting hub was also stressed by the mayor, saying that sports played a dual role in the borough. Sport, he said, promotes a healthier lifestyle for our residents, as well as promoting a more integrated society, but it also has become a vital element in the tourist offer. The fact that a world class athlete such as William Trubridge was opting to return to Adeje for regular training was a huge plus.
Tenerife Top Training has become one of the top training centres for athletes in many disciplines, from premier league football and rugby teams to individual champions, and is a number one choice for winter training among many European clubs. For swimmers the pool facilities are excellent, and the ‘no cholorine’ water-light filtration system is appreciated. But the facility is also used and open to local residents and tourists – pop in and see for yourself.
If you would like to hear William Trubridge speak and learn a bit more about free diving he will be giving a free talk, with photographs and videos, in the Adeje Cultural Centre this Thursday at 7.30pm.
The Apnea Academey West Euorpe in La Caleta is also offering a number of free classes to Adeje residents. On Saturdays they take children from 4-12 years of age for a two-hour swimming session (be at the centre by 11.30am on the morning, the class is from 12 – 2pm), and on Wednesdays and Fridays host free breathing and relaxation classes in the centre from 11.30 – 12.30. But worry not, these classes are held on dry land!