El Quemao is a remarkable wave, every article written about it refers to it as Europe’s version of Pipeline, and it’s not hard to see why. Quemao Class is special event held in honour of David ‘El Fula’ Infante who died surfing the wave on the 1st January 2009. It’s only run when the correct conditions show, the wave is inconsistent, it's shallow and dangerous but when the conditions align there is no where like it on earth, the epitome of perfection.

Surfing Quemao Class doesn’t mean competing, it’s an event where bodyboarders and surfers surf side by side, in a respectful atmosphere where every ride is celebrated.

This years winner in the bodyboard event was Álvaro Padrón. Álvaro was seriously injured in the first heat of the event last year so it was a fitting win for the bodyboarder from Tenerife.

Gran Canarian Antonio Marques took the win in the surfing event beating local favourite Manuel Lezcano, Dimitri Ouvre and Basque shredder Natxo Gonzalez to take top spot.

Here is a selection of shots from the event:

photo by Chris McClean
photo by Chris McClean
photo by Chris McClean
photo by Chris McClean
photo by Chris McClean
photo by Chris McClean
photo by Chris McClean
photo by Chris McClean
photo by Chris McClean
photo by Chris McClean
photo by Chris McClean
photo by Chris McClean
photo by Chris McClean
photo by Chris McClean
photo by Chris McClean
photo by Chris McClean
photo by Chris McClean
photo by Chris McClean
photo by Chris McClean
photo by Chris McClean
photo by Rebosa La Santa
photo by Rebosa La Santa
photo by Richard Aleman
photo by Gines Diaz