Cris Collazo and Iago Formosel make it to the Gadis Longboard Festival of the WSL

The trials were held today in the waters of Esmelle by the Galician Surfing Federation

The two Galician surfers reached the direct pass to the main competition

Ferrol, June 13.- Cristina Collazo and Iago Formosel will be the two Galician surfers who will take part in the Gadis Longboard Festival in Ferrol, the first of the three WSL events in Galicia this summer. Both showed their joy after reaching the long-awaited wildcard today, the direct invitation of the World Professional Surfing League, by being the best in the respective heats and categories of the rounds played this Thursday in the waters of Esmelle beach, with almost plate sea and few waves. Iago Formosel Núñez from A Coruña reached the best score with a 7.77 ahead of Michi Gómez (2), Daniel Alvite (3) and Patrick Villano. In the women’s category, Cristina Collazo stood out, with an 8.57, ahead of Maria Lafuente (2) and Lola Bermúdez.

The delivery of the wildcards was brought forward due to bad weather and the competition will resume on Friday 14 in the main event from 9:00 a.m. It will be the beginning of the central event: LQS 1,000 of the WSL with 61 athletes: 32 men and 29 women, coming from Europe, South America and even the antipodes, with a representative from New Zealand. The championship will take place throughout the weekend with the epicenter at the AS Cabazas campsite, in Covas where a small surf village and a whole party on the beach are already installed.

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