When Víctor Rodríguez picked up his first kite, which he also made himself, 20 years ago and set it in flight on the beach of Las Canteras, he never imagined that his life and the life of his son would be so profoundly connected to that very same delightful activity. Víctor is the father of José Manuel Rodríguez, the world’s youngest kite champion.
José Manuel, at the very young age of 5, has won and continues to win an abundance of international titles and trophies, quickly becoming a kite master at his very young age. José is admired wherever he goes to display his acrobatic aerial manoeuvres, whether he is performing at his favourite beach or at some other international kite festival.
At the last European festival, in which the Rodríguez family participated, the young José Manuel captured the attention of his competitors and the attention of seasoned professionals, who travel the world to participate in international competition.
His father, an expert kite flyer himself, knows all the trade secrets of kite flying and kite building. When he is not flying kites himself, he is busy instructing his son. On some evenings when the sun sets and the trade winds pick up their intensity, blowing against the shores of Las Canteras, both father and son can be seen practising their new manoeuvres.
Víctor maintains that the Las Canteras beach is an ideal location for flying kites. He claims that it is one of the best sites in all of Europe for flying all types of kites due to its geographical position and its prevailing winds. He dreams of being able to organise a great international festival some day, where the world’s best in the discipline will come to fill the beach’s blue sky with an array of colours.
Meanwhile, Víctor spends his free time that he has away from competition writing a book on the true history of kites on the Canary islands, and above all with his son, the young champion, enjoying the beach and its cool breeze while flying kites.
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