01-05-2012 - Surfen, Nieuws

Aritz & company eye Cabreiroa Pantin Classic Pro

Een van de meest prestigieuze wedstrijden van de ASP European Tour, de Cabreiroa Pantin Classic Pro, zal ook dit jaar weer plaatsvinden en meteen zijn 25e verjaardag vieren bij het iconische ‘Playa de Pantin’ in Galicia, met een ASP 6-Star vrouwen event en een 3-Star event voor de mannen. Miguel Galeiras en Marcos Rodriguez co-organisatoren van het event hebben bevestigd dat beide evenementen zullen worden gehouden dit seizoen met hun support voor niet alleen mannen maar ook voor vrouwen die surfen in Europa.

«The Cabreiroa Pantin Classic Pro for many years has supported women’s surfing because we consider that it is put to one side by the surfing industry and what we need to support is equality in sport», stated Galeiras. «Especially when dealing with an event or a World circuit where the entire world is watching the image we are giving of ourselves. The Cabreiroa Pantin Classic Pro will continue in it’s venture in the future and we hope it is an example to everyone.»

There has been a lot of changes made since the inaugural edition of the Cabreiroa Pantin Classic Pro in 1987 but the goal has remained to showcase the best of surfing and the incredible potential the region of Galicia has to offer. 2012 will come to confirm that Playa de Pantin deserves its spot on the ASP World Tour European leg and organizers have been working hard to make this year count.

«To tell you the truth we feel a little nervous because it is a great responsibility organising this edition but at the same time it has filled us with a sense of pride and we hope the original founders of the Cabreiroa Pantin Classic Pro see in this edition their dream arrive to a consolidated future and that we are up to the standards they originally imagined for the event», Rodriguez said.

«The Cabreiroa Pantin Classic Pro is the surfing event that represents Galicia to the rest of the world. Each year the people from Galicia host a world tour event through this emblematic event which shows us as a people, committed, consistent and lovers of the sea each year no matter what happens.»

As part of the European Tour, Pantin will once again host some of the World’s best surfers male and female, and an ASP event is always a great occasion for the local surfing community to learn from the best. In all events, Wildcards are allocated to potential future stars of the sport, and Pantin will be no exception.

«In all editions of the Cabreiroa Pantin Classic Pro we invite to both categories young up-and-coming surfers from Galicia. This year we can announce that Yolanda Rodriguez in the women’s event  will repeat her presence and for the men’s event we are yet to decide. We will let you know.»

Miguel Galeiras and Marcos Rodriguez will once again put all efforts in making the Cabreiroa Pantin Classic Pro a public-friendly event with entertainment aside the main ASP surfing event. They have been pushing towards a great week of fun and sports in Galicia for all the September tourists and regional enthusiasts, with free surfing lessons by the local surfing school, beach football & rugby tournaments as well as concerts and food on-site.

«It is well known that this event has always been very family orientated and we want to thank the efforts of all the people, sponsors and Government bodies who colaborate with the Cabreiroa Pantin Classic Pro. Without their help and support it would be impossible to get the event up and running. And finally this edition of the Cabreiroa Pantin Classic Pro is dedicated to Javier Porta who sadly has left us forever but who has left a path that many of us will follow.»

The 2012 Cabreiroa Pantin Classic Pro will run from September 12-16 in Playa de Pantin, Galicia.