The inaugural edition of the Martinique Surf Pro, an event included in the World Surf League Qualification Series (QS) will take place from April 21 to 26, 2015. Wake, Wind, and Surf writes that, as the date draws near, the line-up is getting stronger and looks very promising. The event will be held at the finest surfing location on Martinique: Basse-Pointe, in the north-east of the island. There is an exceptional line-up for the event, including favorite surfers from Martinique and Guadeloupe: Cyril Lucu (see photo above), Louca Jourdan (see photo below), Jerry Schaefer, Gatien Delahaye, Enzo Cavallini, and Timothée Bisso. [Do any of our readers know which other Caribbean surfers will participate? Especially waiting to hear from the Rincón, PR crowd! Please comment below.]
The Martinique Surf Pro is already fully booked. And for good reason, the event has what it takes to attract competitors from the four corners of the Earth. Firstly, it will take place in a top quality location, Basse-Pointe, which offers one of the longest surfing waves on Martinique, which should ensure a great show, fantastic right handers (waves breaking towards the right when you are surfing them), which competitors are certain to enjoy… as will all those watching from ashore or on the water. At a time of year when the trade winds ease off, there is every chance that the waves will be glassy (perfectly smooth). All the ingredients are there to ensure that some of the world’s leading surfers can fully express themselves during the five days of this maiden edition from 21st to 26th April.
Caribbean, Europe, America, Asia…
In spite of its huge surfing potential, Martinique has never hosted an international professional surf competition. Organised by Martinique Surfing, in partnership with the WSL (World Surf League – ex.ASP), the Martinique Surf Pro will be the only Caribbean leg in the QS in 2015. It is no surprise that the event is attracting many surfers from Martinique and other Caribbean islands. Among others, we shall be able to see the Martinique surfers, Louca Jourdan and Jerry Schaefer, the surfers from Guadeloupe, Gatien Delahaye, Enzo Cavallini and Timothée Bisso, as well as the Barbados-based Joshua Burke and Dane McKie.
But the event is not only attracting surfers from the Caribbean. Far from it. It aims to be a truly international event and the line-up confirms this aspect. Registrations have only just opened, but already around forty competitors have signed up from four continents: Europe, America, Asia, Oceania. There will therefore be representatives from Brazil, the United States, Hawaii, Japan, Costa Rica, France, Mexico, Indonesia, Chile and Australia among others. [. . .]
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