• Victoria Feige (CAN), Mireia Cabañes (ESP), Marta Jordao (POR), Hanna Dines (GBR) and Sarah Almagro (ESP), great examples of women’s adaptive surfing.
  • Dana Cummins (USA): “to all who tell us what we can’t do, we are going to show what we do, and that is surf”.

The third edition of the ABANCA ADAPTIVE SURF has closed its doors demonstrating once again that these athletes are a great example of overcoming, resilience, and companionship.
The competitors agreed that this was undoubtedly one of the best events in which they have participated. In Pantín they have found an inclusive beach, where they have felt totally included and which has provided them with the best opportunity to make their sport visible.
Dana Cummins, the organizer of the Adaptive Surfing World Cup, commented on how exciting it has been to see how the surfing community has come out to support the participants. “To give all these athletes the opportunity to stand out and show their skills and how hard they work is a source of pride. We want to promote these competitions and to all those who tell us what we can’t do, we are going to show what we do, and that is surfing.”
The young Álvaro Méndez, who at only 15 years old, has shown the new generations that with the effort you can achieve anything. He finishes this event happy and wishes to have even more opportunities to continue doing what he likes the most, which is surfing.
In addition, we must highlight the female competitors Victoria Feige (CAN), Mireia Cabañes (ESP), Marta Jordao (POR), Hanna Dines (GBR), and Sarah Almagro (ESP), who represent great examples of motivation and resilience for women’s adapted surfing.
At the awards ceremony, we had the presence of Javier Niebla, director of Abanca in Valdoviño, who emphasized how, from Abanca, they want to promote the culture of sport and effort along with nature, and Pantín offers a unique setting for both.

The territorial secretary of the Xunta de Galicia in Ferrol, Patricia Busto, highlighted the importance of the support of the Xunta de Galicia to this type of event of an international magnitude that allows placing Galicia as a reference for sports tourism and, as an added value, helps to position the products of the brand Galicia Calidade on the map and put in value the sustainable and nature tourism promoted by Turismo de Galicia. He also added that “this pioneering project shares the philosophy and values that we intend to promote from the Xunta. To combine sport and inclusion is to talk about companionship, teamwork, but above all the desire to excel”.
Likewise, Enrique Moreno, marketing director of Vithas, expressed that “the promotion of health through sport is very important to us. Our purpose is to improve the welfare of people through health, and adapted sport is a fundamental part of this”.
Alberto González, mayor of Valdoviño, has emphasized the importance of the development of this type of test, which is a great opportunity to make this activity visible to athletes of such a high level. In addition, he added that “from Valdoviño, we have been working on inclusion for several years, and that right now we are the capital of adapted surfing is a great pride”.
Thus ends an event that continues growing and consolidating in its third edition, and that gives way to the beginning of the 35th anniversary of the ABANCA PANTÍN CLASSIC GALICIA PRO, which will start tomorrow Tuesday, July 12 at 8:30 am.

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