27 August, 2019

The ABANCA Galicia Surf Pro is presented as a unique surfing event in Europe

  • • The presentation ceremony took place on Tuesday (August 27) on the beach of Pantín and was attended by the Regional Minister of Tourism and Culture of the Xunta de Galicia, Román Rodríguez, and the General Secretary of the Galician Xual Igualdade, Susana López, among other institutional representatives. 
  • The event will take place between August 28 and September 7, at the Pantín beach (Valdoviño, Ferrolterra, A Coruña province) and is included in the World Surf League circuit. 
  • El evento se desarrollará entre los días 28 de agosto y 7 de septiembre, en la playa de Pantín (Valdoviño, Ferrolterra, provincia de A Coruña) y está incluida dentro del circuito de la World Surf League. 

The ABANCA Galicia Classic Surf Pro was officially presented this Tuesday (August 27), an event that will take place from August 28 to September 7 at the beach of Pantín (Valdoviño, Ferrolterra, province of A Coruña), included within of the World Surf League (WSL) circuit.

The event was attended by the Minister of Tourism and Culture of the Xunta de Galicia, Román Rodríguez; the general secretary of Igualdade de la Xunta de Galicia, Susana López; the mayor of Valdoviño, Alberto González; the representative of ABANCA, Ramón González; the coach of Sports Sponsorship of Children of Rivera, Jaime Perozo and the president of the Praia de Pantín Club, Marcos Rodríguez (organizer of the event).

On behalf of the World Surf League, there was the presence of Tour Manager in Europe, Robert Gunning, and Longboard Commissioner Devon Howard.

Representatives of the companies and collaborating organizations such as Gadisa, VAZVA, Yáñez S.L., Quirón Salud and Instituto Tecnológica de Galicia (ITG) also attended. 

In addition, riders Justin Quintal and Cloe Calmon, leaders of the World Longboard Championship Tour, were present in the men’s and women’s categories respectively; as well as the winners of the Donial Trials played last Monday (August 26): Jatyr Berasaluce (Men’s Surf), Ariane Ochoa (Women’s Surf), José Luis Berasaluce (Men’s Longboard), Carlota Jaúregui (Women’s Longboard), Miguel Pérez -Moneo (best Galician) and Isabel Gundín (best Galician). 

The Councilor for Tourism and Culture of the Xunta de Galicia, Román Rodríguez, said “that the competition has had a great leap in quality this year that places Galicia in the international top along with New York or Australia, among others.”

“The ABANCA Galicia Classic Surf Pro is a sporting action that has a first-rate tourist impact, since it takes advantage of a natural resource such as our Galician coast, ideal for the development of a sport like surfing,” he explained. 

The president of the Praia de Pantín Club, Marcos Rodríguez, thanked “both the attendance at the event and the collaboration of all present” and stressed that “without their support it would not be possible to carry out a test of the level achieved this year” . 

“We have worked hard to organize a joint event that revolves around the best surfing competition in the world and we invite everyone, fans or not to this sport, to approach Pantín Beach and enjoy a different experience” , argument.

For his part, the representative of ABANCA, Ramón González, indicated that the firm “is pleased to collaborate in an event of the magnitude of the Galicia Classic Surf Pro”. 

“In addition to the mobile office that we will bring to the beach of Pantín, where all our clients can carry out all the transactions they need. As a novelty, all those who use the App La Vuelta will get a free consumption, as well as different discounts in the stores of the event, ”he said. 

As for the sports sponsorship technician of Hijos de Rivera (Estrella Galicia, Cabreiroá, etc.), Jaime Perozo, remarked that “it is a joy” for the brand “to be one more year collaborating in an event that is still growing. Already in 2018 changes were announced and have been confirmed with the level increase ”. 

“It is done in our house, we are a Galician company that collaborates with our brands: Estrella Galicia and Cabreiroá. We always say it, extraordinary things happen in Galicia and we have to show them to the world and this event is a perfect scenario, ”he said. 

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In the meeting, all attendees agreed on the importance and relevance of an event that will bring together more than 350 competitors from 31 different nationalities, making Pantín the center of attention in the world of surfing for more than ten days, gathering thousands of attendees . 

The ABANCA Galicia Classic Surf Pro is, along with the one developed during the current month in California, one of the QS / 10,000, which brings together the men’s and women’s competitions, an unprecedented event in Europe. The Praia de Pantín Club, faithful to its philosophy of parity, has decided to bet on organizing a QS / 10,000 event for the women’s competition, in which the prizes are also equitable. 

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In addition, the Longboard Classic Galicia completes the modalities triplet, included within the World Longboard Championship circuit, with WLC / 6,000 value, being the only one that takes place in Europe, of the four that make up the world calendar: Noosa (Australia); New York; Taiwan and Galicia.

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ABANCA Galicia Classic Surf Pro counts with the collaboration of Xunta de Galicia (Turismo de Galicia, Xacobeo 2021, Deporte Galego, Galicia Calidade, Secretaria Xeral de Igualdade, Conselleria de Medioambiente), Diputacion de A Coruña, Ayuntamiento de Ferrol, Ayuntamiento de Valdoviño, Sociedad Mixta de Turismo de Ferrol, Costa das Ondas y Federación Galega de Surf; así como las firmas ABANCA, ESTRELLA GALICIA, CABREIROA, HOSPITAL QUIRON, INTERMAX, VOLKSWAGEN YAÑEZ, TAGHEUER, JOYERIA JAEL, SIROKO,GADIS, GAM, ITG Y VAZVA.