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Top surfer has wind in his sails

WINDSURFER Mikey Clancy is in flying form at the World Cup of water sports in Gran Canaria, Spain.

Mr Clancy (21), from Raheny in Dublin, yesterday demonstrated his skill with a spectacular aerial jump while practising for the Professional Windsurfers Association World Cup Wave event.

The event takes place from July 5 to 10, after which the DIT marketing student will travel to Tenerife to compete in a competition in El Medano.

In 2007, he won the junior and under-19 Irish champion titles, and he was ranked 25th in the world in 2009, before being set back by a serious ankle injury.

Now very much back in action, he spends much of his summers in Pozo and winters in Cape Town.

Irish Independent