Allianz Billabong Pro Cascais
World Surf League QS10,000 Men's event
Praia de Guincho Cascais, Portugal
28 September - 4 October 2015
Last QS of the European leg plays big role in next year's qualifications
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 28 September, 2015 - Praia de Guincho Cascais, Portugal - The Allianz Billabong Pro Cascais, final stop on the 2015 World Surf League European Qualifying Series is on StandBy. A lay day has been called due to small surf on offer at both the main site of Carcavelos and back-up location of Guincho.
“We are extremely fortunate that Cascais is the host to so many good waves and in particular the two spots we’ve elected for this event in Carcavelos and Guincho,” Francisco Spinola, organizer of the event stated. “This part of the coast will materialize any bit of swell out there and despite a tricky forecast we’re confident we’re going to run the event in good conditions.”
This event will re-ignite the fierce battles that started last week at the SATA Azores Pro as surfers enter the second stop of the Portuguese Waves Series - Cascais Trophy which will conclude at the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal.
Jack Freestone (AUS), 23, winner of the SATA Azores Pro last week will assume the event’s favorite position, coming off a blasting performance that propelled him to No.2 in the QS rankings. Freestone, who could very possibly be a newest addition to the Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour next year, will battle an even stronger field of 13 athletes from the Top34 when the event commences in Cascais.
“Generally we always get fun waves here in Portugal between Carcavelos and Guincho and to win here would be amazing,” Freestone said. “Guincho is definitely the wave magnet and even though the forecast isn’t great I’m sure we’ll get fun waves this week.”
Surfers and organizers will reconvene at 7:30AM on Tuesday for a potential start of the opening round of competition at the back-up location of Praia do Guincho.
The WSL Men’s QS10,000 Allianz Billabong Pro Cascais is scheduled from September 28 - October 4, 2015 in Cascais, Portugal. For all results, photos, video highlights, press releases and LIVE webcast, log on to worldsurfleague.com.
The Allianz Billabong Pro Cascais is supported by the Câmara Municipal de Cascais (Cascais City Council), Billabong, Allianz, Turismo de Portugal (Portuguese Waves Series), EDP, Moche, Jogos Santa, Casa, CTT (Portuguese Post Office), Brisa, Hertz, Buondi and Hotel Viva Marinha among others.
UPCOMING ALLIANZ BILLABONG PRO CASCAIS ROUND OF 96 MATCHUPS:
Heat 1: Jadson Andre (BRA), Santiago Muniz (ARG), Tom Whitaker (AUS), Tomas Fernandes (PRT)
Heat 2: Davey Cathels (AUS), Michael Rodrigues (BRA), Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA), Mateia Hiquily (PYF)
Heat 3: Alex Ribeiro (BRA), Nathan Yeomans (USA), Vasco Ribeiro (PRT), Vincent Duvignac (FRA)
Heat 4: Kolohe Andino (USA), Mitch Crews (AUS), Ramzi Boukhiam (MAR), Timothee Bisso (GLP)
Heat 5: Keanu Asing (HAW), Tanner Gudauskas (USA), Frederico Morais (PRT), Kiron Jabour (HAW)
Heat 6: Joan Duru (FRA), Tanner Hendrickson (HAW), David Do Carmo (BRA), Jose Ferreira (PRT)
Heat 7: Carlos Munoz (CRI), Michael Dunphy (USA), Ian Gouveia (BRA), Soli Bailey (AUS)
Heat 8: Miguel Pupo (BRA), Beyrick De Vries (ZAF), Cooper Chapman (AUS), Robson Santos (BRA)
Heat 9: Dusty Payne (HAW), Hiroto Ohhara (JPN), Granger Larsen (HAW), Hiroto Arai (JPN)
Heat 10: Brett Simpson (USA), Brent Dorrington (AUS), Hizunome Bettero (BRA), Steven Pierson (PYF)
Heat 11: Stu Kennedy (AUS), Jesse Mendes (BRA), Marlon Lipke (PRT), Mason Ho (HAW)
Heat 12: Jeremy Flores (FRA), Patrick Gudauskas (USA), Aritz Aranburu (ESP), Miguel Blanco (PRT)
Heat 13: Italo Ferreira (BRA), Willian Cardoso (BRA), Pedro Henrique (PRT), Jack Robinson (AUS)
Heat 14: Ryan Callinan (AUS), Charly Martin (GLP), Lucas Silveira (BRA), Nic Von Rupp (PRT)
Heat 15: Jack Freestone (AUS), Tim Reyes (USA), Conner Coffin (USA), Jean Da Silva (BRA)
Heat 16: Ricardo Christie (NZL), Mitchel Coleborn (AUS), Gony Zubizarreta (ESP), Luel Felipe (BRA)
Heat 17: Sebastian Zietz (HAW), Noe Mar McGonagle (CRI), Dale Staples (ZAF), Adrien Toyon (FRA)
Heat 18: Caio Ibelli (BRA), Tomas Hermes (BRA), Deivid Silva (BRA), Thiago Camarao (BRA)
Heat 19: Maxime Huscenot (FRA), Billy Stairmand (NZL), Marco Fernandez (BRA), Miguel Tudela (PER)
Heat 20: Adam Melling (AUS), Wade Carmichael (AUS), Bino Lopes (BRA), Michael Wright (AUS)
Heat 21: Glenn Hall (IRL), Jonathan Gonzalez (CNY), Evan Geiselman (USA), Michael February (ZAF)
Heat 22: Alejo Muniz (BRA), Connor O'Leary (AUS), Tiago Pires (PRT), Joshua Moniz (HAW)
Heat 23: Dion Atkinson (AUS), Kanoa Igarashi (USA), Medi Veminardi (REU), Thomas Woods (AUS)
Heat 24: Wigolly Dantas (BRA), Yadin Nicol (AUS), Ezekiel Lau (HAW), Nomme Mignot (FRA)