Zarautz locals light up Nike Block Series contest #3

 Zarautz © Poullenot


Nike Block Series event #3

Zarautz, Basque Country
22 June 2012

Turns On for High performance Action at Event #3 of Nike Block Series  française

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 23 June, 2012 : - - Third event of five on this year’s Nike Block Series, the Zarautz event witnessed another fun day of action, the new generation of local athletes answering the call and rising to the occasion for an exciting competitive surf contest. A tour organized in association with local clubs around the coasts of France andSpain to promote junior surfing, the Block Series hit Zarautz on June 22 after Sopelana and Hossegor, for another special moment for all surfer kids and families.

Zarautz, a classy little beach side resort on Iberia’s NE coast considered the Basque Country’s very own hotbed of talent, enjoyed a groovy competition all day on the famous sands, with glassy one-meter peaks offering the youth a chance to shine. And shine on they did, like crazy diamonds! The round-robin format featured no instant elimination, offering all comers at least two heats to surf in, and as the tide filled-in up the Zarautz sandbar, performance went from rad to « mucho » rad!

The Nike Block Series isn’t all about out-performing the neighbour, it’s also about spreading the irie vibes, with free entry, free food, and wicked prize packs going down a storm with the Basque youth. One local grom, known only as ‘Txema’ wasn’t all about glory, saving his love purely for the comp set-up itself. “Yeah it’s so cool,” chimed the wee lad. “I’m really stoked they put chairs out so we all had somewhere nice to sit...’



 Zarautz © Poullenot


But amidst of the fun and camaraderie, there was a contest on too, and it was Maddi Aizpurua, Iker Amatrian and Nikolas Illaramendi who took top honors respectively in the Super Groms (Under 12), Groms (Under 16) and Junior (Under 20) divisions. All grabbing their precious qualifying ticket for the Block Series Final scheduled late August.

With only two events and six coveted spots remaining for the grand finale, the Nike  Block Series will meet with Biarritz (France) locals on June 23 and Somo (Spain) localsin early July, the Somo event forced to be delayed due to inconsistent surf. ‘Welcome to the Blocks.”



 Zarautz © Poullenot


Sopelana, Euskadi/Basque Country –9 Juin
Hossegor, France – 17Juin
Zarautz, Euskadi/Basque Country – 22 Juin
Biarritz, France –23 Juin
Somo, Cantabria – reporté à début juillet
FINAL – lieu et date à confirmer

Source: BlueStar

Author: Arnaud / Mathias

Tags: Nike Block Series, Zarautz, Spain, Basque Country

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