Punta Galea Challenge (Basque Country, Spain)
ARNETTE PUNTA GALEA CHALLENGE 2012/2013.
Punta Galea is located 15 kilometres from Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain in a small city area called Getxo. This is the birthplace of some of the best European surfers such as Axi Muniain, Adur Letamendia, Indar Unanue, Pablo Solar, Pilou Ducalme, Jaime Fernández, etc
This Qualifying event will pit top local surfers along side some of the best European big wave riders for a prize purse offered by presenting sponsor Arnette and a wild card spot in one of the BWWT southern hemisphere main events.
The wave at Punta Galea breaks at the bottom of a 60-meter cliff, on the right-hand side of the Abra bay opposite Bilbao Commercial Harbor. Easily reached by boat, the spot is located less than three miles away from the Puerto Deportivo of Getxo (Getxo sports port). The contest format for the one-day event will consist of two 1hr15m Semi Final heats of eight surfers each. The top two scores during that time will be counted with the best wave being doubled. Risk equals reward. The final will be 1hr30m and made up of the top four riders from each Semi Final heat battling it out for the top prize, the coveted wild card spot and €3,000.00 Euros.