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Basque Country set to host second edition of Pro Zarautz

the Pro Zarautz is back in 2017 © WSL / Poullenot

 

 

 

 

Pro Zarautz

World Surf League QS1500
Zarautz, Basque Country
19 - 23 ​April, 2017

A long and rich history has made Zarautz the focal point of development of the sport in the Basque Country

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 8 March, 2017 - The Pro Zarautz will come back in its second edition from April 19-23 as a men and women’s QS1,500 in the Basque Country. A huge success last year, the event crowned Jonathan Gonzalez and Pauline Ado as the event champions.

A long and rich history of competitive surfing has made Zarautz the focal point of development of the sport in the Basque Country and attracted talented surfers from all-over the world over the past decade. Past champions crowned in Zarautz include Gabriel Medina, Ramzi Boukhiam and local hero Aritz Aranburu amongst others.

The Pro Zarautz will be the third stop on the European Qualifying Series April leg  and offer another opportunity for regional surfers to build their rankings throughout the first half of the season.

The half-moon shaped bay of Zarautz provides an ideal playground for professional surfers to perform and display the ever improving level of progression in surfing. 

The inaugural edition in 2016 unfolded in pristine conditions with consistent and clean four-to-six foot surf and major crowds assembling on the beachfront to enjoy the spectacle.

The Pro Zarautz is scheduled from April 19-23, 2017 at Zarautz, Basque Country - Spain. For all results, photos, video highlights and press releases, log on to worldsurfleague.com. 

The Pro Zarautz is supported by Euskadi - Basque Country, Zarauzko Turismo Bulegoa, Gipuzkoako Foru Aldundia and Naiz: among others.

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Nicolas Leroy
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