2012 Cabreiroa Pantin Classic Pro Kicks Off Day One with Fun Surf
Day one of the Men’s ASP 3-Star Cabreiroa Pantin Classic Pro
kicked off Wednesday with clean 2-3ft waves at Playa de Pantin in Galicia, Spain. The men kicked off the event with an impressive show with Brazilian competitor Messias Felix scoring the highest heat total of the day.
Day one of the 2012 Cabreiroa Pantin Classic Pro kicked off Wednesday. Photo: ASP/Masurel
“I’ve been suffering from a back injury for the last four years and I’m not feeling the pain anymore at the moment,” Felix shared. “My body feels great. I enjoy surfing so much more! After my win last week, I believe a lot more in myself and I’ll advance heat by heat knowing I have something to do here.”
Messias Felix (BRA) scored the highest heat total for day one. Photo: ASP/Masurel
Spain’s very own Vicente Romero started his heat off strong with an 8.83 out of 10 and showed off his boosting capabilities for the crowd.
“I had a good heat with a lot of waves coming,” Romero reported. “Dmitri was surfing another peak so it was just the three of us out there, and it was easier to get waves. In the first minutes I found my 8.83 so after that I was a lot more relaxed through the heat. The conditions are good and I think it’s only going to get better!”
Romero recently finished his 2012 European Junior season ranked third and is now competing in the Star events, which have proved to host some intense competition. Though Romero is still trying to find his rhythm amongst the more experienced competitors, his power surfing and progressive aerial maneuvers prove that he is capable of winning some events.
“I want to try and surf the whole Star Tour, even though it’s pretty tough without sponsors,” Romero said. “My objective is to get a good result in the upcoming World Junior Finals and try to find a sponsor then to be able to do the full tour next year.”
Vicente Romero (ESP) boosted for the crowd after securing a score of 8.83. Photo: ASP/Masurel
Perth Standlick from Australia impressed at the Men’s ASP 3-Star Cabreiroa Pantin Classic Pro
on day 1 with an 8.00 for a combination of powerful gauges on a left in the opening round. Standlick hopes to regain momentum from the Zarautz competition where he placed 2nd in the competition.
“Even though I just won, I still feel I had a shocker!” Standlick said. “I was struggling at the beginning of the heat to find a decent wave, and then I went to my plan B… to sit and wait for the lefts, not even go near anyone on the rights and just do my own thing. It’s a pretty fun left, but it’s a little bit fat, so you got to really pick the right one that’s going to stand up.”
Australian competitor Perth Standlick started strong in his first heat scoring an 8.00. Photo: ASP/Masurel