PRAIA DE DONIÑOS, Ferrol / Galicia – Spain (Wednesday, May 11, 2022) – The Cabreiroá Junior Pro Ferrol, Stop No.2 on the World Surf League (WSL) European Junior Qualifying Series (JQS) has officially launched this morning with the men’s opening round of 128 and is scheduled to continue later today with the men’s Round of 96. LIVE scoring and results can be found at wsl.tv/ferrol22.
It was a very short rest for the best European surfers under-20 who competed in Morocco last week for the season opener and now find themselves on the beautiful coast of Galicia for a second opportunity to score points in the race to qualify for the World Junior Championships at the end of the year.
The Cabreiroá Junior Pro Ferrol comes back for a second edition after a successful first event in 2021, but this time with a full, 5-day waiting period and a very promising forecast for the entire week of competition.
Praia de doniños has a reputation to serve quality peaks of all shapes and sizes and will offer plenty of opportunities to some of the most promising talents in the European region. The Basque pair of Bitor Garitaonandia (ESP) and Janire Gonzalez Etxabarri (ESP), victorious last week at the Junior Pro Morocco Mall leads the way on the rankings but with four events remaining (including Ferrol), the race towards the European Junior title is a marathon, not a sprint, and they will face plenty of adversity from the rest of the fields.
The event boasts Ferrol and Galicia as top destinations for surfing and international tourism, highlighting the exceptional quality of its coastline. A lot of side activities will run during the week such as the NewLife project of Cabreiroá, which promotes the importance of recycling, giving a new life to all the plastic used in the event. Another great addition is a playroom developed by The Galician Government which supports and helps families by taking care of their youngest who can enjoy playing games and discovering workshops based on the values of surfing, a healthy lifestyle, and family. Increasing from 3 to 7 days of competition in this second edition (including local trials), the event has become a huge tourism catalyst for Ferrol and Galicia.
With a whopping 102 heats of competition to be run this week, plenty of action will take place every day, and the final two days will be webcast LIVE across the world via our platforms WorldSurfLeague.com and the free WSL app.
The Cabreiroá Junior Pro Ferrol is scheduled from May 11-15, 2022 at praia de doniños, Ferrol / Galicia – Spain. Find out all about the event’s live scores, results, and updates at WorldSurfLeague.com, on the free WSL app as well as on our social networks Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
The Cabreiroá Junior Pro Ferrol is an event organized by Club Praia de Pantín / Classic Surf Pro, and has the institutional support of Ayuntamiento de Ferrol, Xunta de Galicia, Xacobeo 21-22, Deporte Galego, Diputación de A Coruña, Consellería de Emprego e Igualdade, Plan Corresponsables, Gobierno de España Ministerio de Igualdad and Federación Galega de Surf; as the sponsorship of CABREIROÁ, ABANCA, GADIS, VITHAS, ECOLIFE YARNS by BELDA LLORENS, JAEL JOYERÍA, INTERMAX technology and SURFLOGIC.