Martinique Surf Pro
WSL QS 3000
Basse Pointe, Martinique, France
21 - 26 April 2015
QS sets its sights on Basse-Point, France for Martinique Surf Pro
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 14 April, 2015 - Martinique - Qualifying series campaigners from all-over the world will soon flock to the idyllic shores of Martinique for the inaugural Martinique Surf Pro, a men’s QS3000 event unfolding from April 21-26, 2015. Pressure starts building as the Caribbean competition will launch the European QS season and offer valuable points and prizemoney early in the year.
“The organisation team of the Martinique Surf Pro have put in a tremendous amount of hard work to make this event a reality for the island,” Rob Gunning, WSL European Tour Manager stated. “WSL are excited about this new event and would like to thank all the surfers for supporting this inaugural edition.”
Originally designed to host a 96-man format, WSL officials had to extend it to 112 slots and open a waiting list for the remaining athletes wishing to attend the Martinique Surf Pro. The tropical island setup and reputation of the Martinique breaks have already made this event extremely popular amongst surfers.
An A-list of competitors, from regional junior up-and-comers to the well-traveled QS point hunters will provide an exciting week of high-performance surfing to the local community and be broadcast LIVE on television via a dedicated channel ‘Surf+’, airing during the six days of the event’s waiting period across the overseas territories of France.
This event will also be the last chance to fine-tune their preparation for athletes entering the QS10000 Oakley Lowers Pro the following week in California.
And if the red-hot action isn’t enough, organizers will treat surfers and public with numerous entertainment options, including concerts and exhibitions during the week.
“Apart from the surfing action many other side activities and music have been organised during the 6-day waiting period which will help highlight to the world the wonders of the island of Martinique.” Gunning added.