The Pantin Classic Galicia Pro is scheduled to return this summer to Europe for it’s third decade. The Spanish beach break, Playa de Pantin, will be hosting both an ASP Europe 6-Star Women’s (the last qualifying event on the 2013 women’s tour) and a 3-Star Men’s event. Last year’s champions looking to defend their titles are Californian Sage Erickson and Germany’s Marlon Lipke, respectively. Top athletes will do whatever they can to snag the title from them and win valuable qualifying points with the ASP WCT on their minds.
You can watch the LIVE WEBCAST from Spain right here on TheSurfChannel.com:
The 2013 Pantin Classic Galicia Pro will be streaming LIVE ACTION during the waiting period from August 27 – September 1, 2013.
ASP Europe’s Tour Manager, Rob Gunning, acknowledges how important the Pantin event is to the European summer tour:
“The Pantin Classic Galicia Pro in it’s 26th year is forming an ever increasing importance on the world surfing stage,” Gunning stated. “This year, the women’s 6-Star will be the final qualifying event for the 2013 season, which will include a huge list of national and international female surfers looking for qualification to the elite ASP women’s World Tour.”
The beautiful Playa de Pantin is expected to once again bring out thousands of surf enthusiasts to enjoy this European event and all of the leading international and European competitors. Due to an extended Monday and Tuesday waiting period for the men and women, surf fans will be guaranteed a great performance, benefiting from epic surf conditions.
With Pantin returning to the tour, some of the best female surfers will be battling it out for the remaining spots on the Elite ASP Top 17 in 2014. Courtney Conlogue (USA) and Sage Erickson (USA) have been two World Championship Tour surfers to take home a win at Pantin. This little stretch of beachbreak has seen killer performances from Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Laura Enever (AUS), and Tyler Wright (AUS) in the past, before joining the WCT.
“The men’s 3-Star event is a building block for surfers looking to gain valuable rankings points as well as competitive experience leading into the second half of the 2013 season,’ Gunning continued. “La playa de Pantin has in the past delivered some great conditions for surfing and I am looking forward to seeing all the action unfold again this August at the Pantin Classic Galicia Pro.”
This year’s Pantin Classic Surfing event will include a great music festival presented by SON estrella Galicia. With great groups representing the modern and vibrant national and international music scene, including: WE ARE STANDARD, Chris Masuak & Los Eternos, Inlogic Band, Four Waves Rock, Sideburns Vanity and closing the night soiree Long-Brit DJs.
Come down to the beautiful Playa de Pantin on August 31st, 2013 at 7pm local time (19:00) and feel the pulse of the waves while dancing to these great groups!
The 2013 Pantin Classic Galicia Pro is scheduled from August 26 – September 1, 2013 in Playa de Pantin, Galicia. More info on: aspeurope.com.