CAPTION: Arnette Punta Galea Challenge producing some big waves at last year’s event. CreditJakue Andikoetxea /3Sesenta
Oceanside, CA (December 18, 2013) – The Arnette Punta Galea Challenge has been given a “Green Light” to run Europe’s only stop on the Xpreshon Big Wave World Tour this Sunday, December 22nd.
Just in time for the Holiday Season, the North Atlantic is firing on all cylinders and producing large swells headed straight for Europe. A deep water swell of 18-20’+ inside the bay of Biscay with a long 16-19 second swell period will offer up waves in the 30+ foot face range with light winds and clean, ocean surface conditions.
This one-day, big wave event will take place in the town of Getxo, located 15 kilometers from Bilboa, Basque Country, Spain. After last year’s success, the Arnette Punta Galea Challenge has been elevated from a qualifying event to a Main Event.
European big wave riders such as last year’s winner, 17 year old, Natxo Gonzalez, Indar Unanue, Jaime Fernandez, Axier Muniain, and others will be pitted against International standouts such as Peter Mel, Greg Long, Grant “Twiggy” Baker and Carlos Burle for $50,000 USD in prize money and valuable points towards the Big Wave World Tour Title race.
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