Pictured: The lineup in Pantin on the opening day of competition. Credit: © WSL / Masurel

  • Fun Waves on Opening Day
  • A True Classic Returns
  • Challenger Series Spots Up For Grabs
  • More Available at WorldSurfLeague.com

The ABANCA Pantin Classic Galicia Pro launches today in Galicia and brings 150 competitors to the iconic playa de Pantin for a week of high-performance surfing.

Competition has been called ON early this morning and event officials anticipate a massive first day. Conditions this morning offer great little waves and plenty of scoring opportunities but the forecast looks difficult for the next few days before improving again on the weekend.

A True Classic Returns

Pictured: Pantin has delivered incredible days of competition in its rich 34 years history. Credit: © WSL / Masurel

It’s the 34th time surfers will take on the Galician surf in Pantin and the event has established itself as a classic destination on the European tour for decades. The very best in our sport has competed in Pantin over the years, with everything from juniors all the way to Championship Tour and Longboards as the event continues to evolve with time.

La ‘factoria de olas’ (wave factory) affectionately described by the locals, is a swell magnet that picks up every ounce of wave available in the region and channels it toward a punchy beach break. The playa de Pantin can do it all, from the small, fun peaks to solid and challenging rides groomed by offshore winds or affected by strong side and onshores at times.

Challenger Series Spots Up For Grabs

Pictured: Vasco Ribeiro is the leader in the European rankings after a fantastic start in Portugal. Credit: © WSL / Mestre

The final European Qualifying Series event counting for the 2021 season, this week is extremely important to surfers fighting for a seat in the rankings’ Top spots and a chance to compete on the upcoming Challenger Series.

10 men and 8 women will secure a spot for the Challenger Series when the dust settles on Sunday in Pantin. These surfers will have a shot at the dream of competing at the highest level through a series of limited-format, worldwide events all the way to the final run in Hawaii in December.

Scores, Results and LIVE Webcast in Pantin

Check out LIVE scores and results for the first three days of the event waiting period in Pantin, while a LIVE webcast will showcase all the action starting on Friday, July 2.

The ABANCA Pantin Classic Galicia Pro is scheduled from June 29 – July 4, 2021 at playa de Pantin, Galicia / Spain. For all results, photos, video highlights and press releases, log on to WorldSurfLeague.com. The event will be webcast LIVE starting Friday.

The ABANCA Pantin Classic Galicia Pro is supported by ABANCA,  Xunta de Galicia (Turismo de Galicia, Xacobeo 2021-22, Deporte Galego, Galicia Calidade), Concello de Valdoviño, Deputacion de A Coruña as well as Estrella Galicia, Cabreiroa, Vithas, Ecolife, Joyeria Jael, TAG Heuer, NON, Gadis, Volkswagen Yañez, Northside, Intermax, FGS and We Project.

About the WSL 
Established in 1976, the World Surf League (WSL) is the home of the world’s best surfing. 
 
A global sports, media and entertainment company, the WSL oversees international tours and competitions, a studios division creating over 500+ hours of live and on-demand content, and via affiliate WaveCo, the home of the world’s largest high performance, human-made wave. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, the WSL has regional offices in North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and EMEA.
 
The WSL annually crowns the men’s and women’s surfing World Champions. The global Tours and Competition division oversees and operates more than 180 global contests each year across the Championship Tour, the development tiers, including the Challenger, Qualifying and Junior Series, as well as longboard and big wave properties.  
 
Launched in 2019, WSL Studios is an independent producer of unscripted television projects, including documentaries and series, which provide unprecedented access to athletes, events, and locations around the world. WSL events and content are distributed on linear television in over 743M+ homes worldwide and across digital and social media platforms around the world, including WorldSurfLeague.com
 
WaveCo includes the Surf Ranch Lemoore facility and the utilizing and licensing of the Kelly Slater Wave System.
 
The WSL is dedicated to changing the world through the inspirational power of surfing by creating authentic events, experiences, and storytelling to inspire a growing, global community to live with purpose, originality, and stoke.  
 
For more information, please visit WorldSurfLeague.com.