The first edition with huge waves. Quiksilver is incorporated as the main sponsor of the event, beginning a successful sponsorship relationship ending in 1997.
During the four days of the championship, held between 3 and 6 October, in two parallel tests: the European Championship, and the open event for surfers from around the world.
The prize amount reaches € 6,000 British and Spencer Hargraves wins both tests.
The South African Clyde Martin reaches Galicia for the first time. Held for the first time the tag-team, or international team championship with a team of Galician Luis Otero, Luis Novo, Gonzalo Casal “Super” and Leo Lugilde.
On Friday Gipuzkoa Pablo Postigo loses his board breaking the invention in a wave of 4 meters, and is aided by the British Jonathan Owen out of the water. It takes 20 minutes to do. In response, Philip Brun, head judge, temporarily suspended the championship in the absence of a helicopter who helps surfers.