Playa de Pantin, Galicia – Spain (Tuesday, September 11, 2012) - Event n°6 of 7 on the Men’s European schedule and the first of a three-stop Women’s leg, the Cabreiroa Pantin Classic Pro will start tomorrow at the iconic Playa de Pantin, Galicia – Spain. An extraordinary edition for the 25th anniversary of the event awaits competitors and surfing enthusiasts alike.
More than 150 surfers will attend the event this year, including some of the World’s best athletes who have been supporting the Cabreiroa Pantin Classic Pro throughout the years. With a promising forecast for the week, everything’s set for another exciting event to come.
“Pantin is a classic event every year,” Rob Gunning, ASP Europe’s Tour Manager stated. “It’s always a great experience for everyone travelling to Galicia, the Pantin area is a really beautiful place and waves often get excellent ! This year’s European Title race has been exciting so far and I’m looking forward to see it get shaken up again in Pantin this week.”
Third to last event on the International calendar, the ASP 6-Star Women’s Cabreiroa Pantin Classic Pro will be decisive for the girls trying to qualify for the elite ASP Women’s World Championship Tour in 2013. With only three events remaining, it’s make-or-brake time for all aspiring pro-surfers, and Pantin will host some of the World’s top talents in the hunt for precious ranking points.
“The girls are always enthusiastic about our European leg of events,” Gunning said. “This year we’ll have six World Championship Tour surfers joining us in Pantin and a handful of young up-and-comers looking for their first big result, another Tour victory, or the amount of points they require to qualify. It’s always an exciting end of the season in Europe which decides who we’ll see join the ASP Top 17 in 2013.”
One of the oldest surfing competitions in Europe, the Cabreiroa Pantin Classic Pro wil celebrate its 25th anniversary this year with a busy entertainment program besides the main ASP event. Surf lessons, beach rugby, football and volley-ball games, art exhibitions and a special musical evening will complete this year’s schedule of the Cabreiroa Pantin Classic Pro.
“It is an honor to organize the 25th edition of the Pantin Classic, especially considering the number of events that have suffered from the crisis.” Marcos Rodriguez, co-organizer of the event said. “If it wasn’t for the support we are getting from our sponsors, we could never celebrate the 25th Cabreiroá Pantin Classic Pro.. I’ll tell you a little secret, we are preparing a big party at Reina Sofia Park in Ferrol and singer Vega Cordoba will perform in a free concert on Saturday, after the women’s final.”
The 2012 Cabreiroa Pantin Classic Pro is scheduled from September 12-16, 2012 in Playa de Pantin, Galicia. For all results, photos, video highlights, press releases and LIVE webcast, log on to pantin.aspeurope.com.
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The Cabreiroa Pantin Classic Pro is made possible with the support of the following event partners: Estrella Galicia, Cabreiroa, MINI, Ferrol, Diputacion de A Coruna, Concello de Ferrol, Concello de Valdovino, Xunta de Galicia, Deporte Galego, Ferrol Turismo, Concello de Cedeira, Concello de Neda, Kentes, Gadis, Pago, McDonald’s, PSVITA, Intermax, Nilox, Federacion Galega de Surf e bodyboard, Oceans Surf Club, Wahrld, Vazva.