Update 4pm: Sadly, Salvamento Marítimo have found the body of the windsurfer some 2.5 miles off the Arona coast. The poor man has been taken to Los Cristianos where the Guardia Civil were waiting to take over.
Update 15 January: The search for the missing Ukranian windsurfer has resumed this morning with land search and rescue teams, and a GES helicopter, joining the sea and air efforts.
Update 14 January: The search has continued throughout today for the missing windsurfer but without success. Rescue teams have increased the area being combed and are looking on land as well as continuing to search at sea with boats and helicopters. The search will continue tomorrow.
Original post 13 January: Search teams are in operation this evening looking for a 34-year-old Ukranian windsurfer who disappeared while windsurfing in El Médano around 6pm. The alarm was raised by a lifeguard, and this coincided with the man’s family calling emergency services themselves to report his disappearance. Salvamento Marítimo has mobilised a helicopter and lifeboat, and the search is continuing.