History

1988-2019

The Pantín’s championship was born 31 years ago when surfing wasn’t as known as now in Spain; although many people were already surfing in Galicia.

In Galicia, the first surf club was created in November 1987. Vicente Irisarri, Carlos Bremón, Gonzalo Barro, Carmen Aguilar and Fernando Montalvo, were the founders. Almost at the same time were born the Ocean Surf Club, the Aquasurf store and the Pantín Classic. The final aim was to create an event which was at the same level as others organized in France, Australia, California o Hawaii.

Eight world champions have competed in Pantín: Tom Curren, Mark Ochiluppo, C.J. Hoodgood, Damien Hardman, Sunny Garcia, Joel Parkinson, Gabriel Medina and Sofia Mulanovich. In 1999, the Pantín’s test already had 200 surfers (56 from Australia) and an amount of 25,000 supporters watching the victory of Joel Parkinson (the best surfer ever).

In 2000, the first female WQS in Spain took place in Pantín.

In 2008 the Praia de Pantín Club became the only organizer and in 2009 the Pantín Classic was elected as the best sports event in Galicia by the Xunta.

Already in 2010 Pantín became, together with the Azores, the only beach in Europe where a 6-star WQS male and female event was developed at the same time.

In 2019, the championship goes on and for the first time in its history will be a QS 10,000 test.

2018
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2018

WSL MEN'S QS/3,000, WOMEN'S QS/6,000 and JQS/1,000
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2017
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2017

WSL QS/6,000 MEN & WOMEN
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2016
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2016

El californiano de origen japonés Kanoa Igarashi y la también californiana Sage Erickson fueron los vencedores de la 29 edición del Pantín Classic, con...
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2015
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2015

More than 35000 people came to enjoy the event on this 28th edition. Malia Manuel, WCT pro rider and Pantín Classic Pro...
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2014
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2014

More than 180 riders from everywhere in the world. In this edition the surprise comes from Italy, Leonardo Fioravanti becomes the youngest...
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2013
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2013

The surfing championship remains the category of the 2012 edition, with three stars in the men and six stars in...
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2012
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2012

Newspaper: 25 years of history, 25 editions held uninterruptedly. The celebrations marked the 25th anniversary edition of 2012. In that...
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2011
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2011

The event loses a star male and female keeps the six stars. After five years Movistar stops sponsoring the event,...
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2010
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2010

Returns to the women’s championship calendar. In 2010 it has so far been the year in which the championship has...
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2009
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2009

Budget adjustments lead to disappear this year the women’s programming. For the first time in ten years only the men’s...
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2008
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2008

Definitely an issue that will be remembered for many reasons. After twenty years, the Ocean Surf Club gave the organization...
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2007
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2007

Within the celebrations of the twentieth anniversary of Torrente Ballester organized in the Cultural Centre the exhibition “Pantin Classic: collection...
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2006
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2006

Se iguala el número de estrellas en las dos competiciones, tres estrellas. Movistar pasa a ser el patrocinador principal del...
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2005
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2005

The event increases its star, going on to have a three star hotel in the men’s and women’s two star....
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2004
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2004

The Year of the Hawaiian T. J. Barrow. Adelina Taylor repeated title achieved in 2002. A young Jeremy Flores involved...
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2003
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2003

A new event beyond the surf brand competition. This year, the sinking of the Prestige. Eric Rebiere wins in a...
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2002
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2002

Category is maintained championship and become the big waves again. Shawn Sutton repeats the title won in 2001 beating Kai...
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2001
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2001

The championship is marked by the attack in New York on the twin towers, three days before the start of...
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2000
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2000

After the year of stars arrives the crisis . The tournament goes from 4 to 2 stars. As a new...
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1999
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1999

Again Headworx and Ballantines  return as main sponsor. 
The championship maintains its 4 stars, which is undoubtedly the year of...
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1998
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1998

Headworx is the new main sponsor in the championship that first reaches its maximum category 4 stars, and will be...
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1997
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1997

With Ballantines main sponsor, Tom Curren we visit again, and he is joined on the list of world champions participating...
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1996
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1996

The year of Red Bull Crane. For the second year in its history, the championship is held in August. 
Jeff...
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1995
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1995

Tom Curren at Pantín!. Three-time world champion play in our championship. He is accompanied by his daughter Lee Anne, current...
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1994
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1994

Return to autumn, the championship is between 22 and 25 September. Again, two parallel tests: valid for the WQS circuit...
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1993
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1993

The championship is held for the first time in summer, between July 29 and August 1, with a beach of...
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1992
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1992

UA top-five world for the first time in Pantín: Mark Occhilupo, Occy, participated in Pantín at a difficult time of his...
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1991
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1991

The first edition with huge waves. Quiksilver is incorporated as the main sponsor of the event, beginning a successful sponsorship...
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1990
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1990

He edits the magazine first championship with David Malherbe on the cover. The championship becomes part of the European Tour...
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1989
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1989

The South African David Malherbe wins the second edition of Mike Raven test British, Australian and Spanish Mat Manners Huppah...
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1988
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1988

First edition of the Pantín Classic, held between 23 and 25 September. 
Jorge Imbert (Euskadi) wins the final against Fernando...
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