Martinique Surf Pro
WSL QS 3000
Basse Pointe, Martinique, France
21 - 26 April 2015
Martinique now a stop on the European QS series
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 28 January, 2015 - Martinique - The World Surf League is thrilled to announce the addition of the Martinique Surf Pro, a Men’s QS3,000 event, to the Qualification Series for 2015. An exciting new stop on the European leg, this inaugural event will bring some of the World’s most talented surfers to the idyllic island of Martinique, in the Caribbean.
“The Martinique Surf Pro is a project that has been in planning for over two years with the WSL and it is with great pleasure we are able to announce the event confirmation on our schedule and invite all the surfers to visit this amazing part of the world.” Rob Gunning, European Tour Manager stated.
Set up halfway between Barbados and Guadeloupe, Martinique enjoys tropical weather year-round and its 300km of coastline receive swells from multiple directions, producing quality waves all-around the Island. The Basse-Pointe area which will host this event sits on top of the island facing North-West and offers a long, powerful right-hander. It can handle any size of swells to deliver World Class action on its day.
The opening event of 2015 on the European QS series, the Martinique Surf Pro will give hopeful campaigners a unique chance to warm up before the first major meet at California’s infamous Lower Trestles. With a valuable 3,000 ranking points on offer for the winner, and a prize purse of $100 000, surfers will fly in from all-over the globe to be the first-ever WSL event winner in the French West Indies.
“The event will be on both the European and North-American regional schedule of events,” Gunning continued. “This will ensure that the event will be attended by a strong number of surfers from these two regions as well as surfers from nearby South-America and visiting international competitors.”
More than just a surfing event, the Martinique Surf Pro will feature numerous side-activities including music acts on a central scene, to attract crowds to the secluded area of Basse-Pointe. Backed up by the tourism and local government offices to further develop the reputation of Martinique as a surfing destination, this event will also be eco-friendly thus preserving its pristine environment for future generations of local surfers and travelers alike.
The Martinique Surf Pro is scheduled from April 21-26, 2015 in Basse-Pointe - Martinique.