Allianz Billabong Pro Cascais
World Surf League Men's QS 10,000
Carcavelos/Guincho Cascais, Portugal
28 September - 4 October 2015
Event also part of three contest leg in Portugal
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 14 September, 2015 - Praia de Carcavelos, Cascais - Portugal - The 2015 European Qualifying Series will culminate with the third edition of the Men’s QS10,000Allianz Billabong Pro Cascais from September 28 - October 4, 2015 in beautiful Cascais, Portugal. Already an institution on tour, this event will again attract some of the most talented surfers in the World for a piece of the 10,000 ranking points on offer and $250,000 prize-purse.
The seventh QS event in Europe this season, will also be Stop No.2 of 3 in the Portuguese Waves Series - Cascais Trophy, an exclusive three-event leg starting at the SATA Azores Pro and concluding at the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal. Past winners of the series include Australia’s Adam Melling in 2013 and current World No.22 Jordy Smith (ZAF) last year, and if the prestige wasn’t enough, the extra $25,000 bonus will definitely bring out the best in every surfer that competes in the series.
The past two editions of the Allianz Billabong Pro Cascais have delivered world class action in pumping waves at both the main venue of Carcavelos and the back-up spot of Guincho, attracting hundreds of thousands of fans to watch it all go down either on-site at the beach or via the LIVE web and broadcast distributed everywhere else in the world. With a few European athletes currently in position to potentially join the Elite Top32 next season, this edition promises another week-full of high-stakes drama in Cascais.
“Allianz is playing a role in the development of surfing in Portugal, not only by supporting this event but also several other competitions throughout the country.” José Francisco Neves, marketing and communications director at Allianz stated.
“We’re at an all-time high for surfing in Portugal,” Paulo Martins, director of Billabong Portugal added. “Billabong has supported competitive surfing since its inception in Portugal and it’s gratifying to host some of the World’s best surfers in Cascais. Carcavelos is one of the birth places of the sport here and where a lot of us have had their first experience in the waves.”
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.