Pantin Classic Galicia Pro
ASP Europe 3-Star Men's Qualifying Series
ASP Europe 6-Star Women's Qualifying Series
Playa de Pantin, Galicia, Spain
26 - 31 August 2014
Pantin Classic Galicia Pro Offers Exciting Prize to Winners
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 6 August, 2014 - Playa de Pantin, Galicia - The 27th edition of the Pantin Classic Galicia Pro, an ASP 3-Star Men and 6-Star Women’s event, will launch on August 26, 2014. Fresh off important events in Lacanau and Hossegor, a crowd of talented surfers will invade Galicia for an intense 6-day event window.
Precious ranking points will be the main focus of attention for the numerous Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour competitors attending the Pantin competition, but the addition of Turkish Airlines as a sponsor brings excitement and a bonus prize for the winners. The airline will offer both the men and women’s event champion a ticket to any of their 247 destinations worldwide.
Internationally known as the ‘wave factory’, la playa de Pantin has often produced solid waves and the traditional event has everyone longing for more long rides and multiple turn sections. Defending event champions Steven Pierson (PYF) and Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) will have their work cut out for themselves with no less than 160 surfers already registered in the competition.
Currently ranked No.10 amongst the elite Top17, Van Dijk will need to reiterate her past performance in Pantin to gather the necessary ranking points in case she needs requalifying via the QS series.
“It was truly one of the best moments in my surfing career to date winning the Pantin Classic Pro,” Van Dijk stated. “It was such a fun and well surfed event for the girls and to win in Spain with everyone was amazing! Everyone were really welcoming and supportive of surfing and the competition which was great.”
In the men’s draw, Pierson will lead the crowd in hopes of another great result in Galicia. Having scoured the QS series for years, the young Polynesian found a peaceful stopover in Galicia to recompose and build his confidence up mid-year.
“I’ve always loved this event, and it just made the win last year even more incredible,” Pierson commented. “I just love Galicia, you can surf lefts and rights, with nobody out at some more isolated spots with huge cliffs and dense forrests. On some levels I can compare it with home in that raw kind of atmosphere.”
The Pantin Classic Galicia Pro is scheduled from August 26-31, 2014 in Pantin, Spain.