Last Updated on April 1, 2022 4:10 pm by Erwin Noguera
The emotions of the 2022 World Surf League season calendar continue and, above all, in the QS 3000 division. Here the best European surfers are seeking to add as many points as possible, which will allow them to qualify for the Challenger Series. This division is one step below the highest category of surfing worldwide, the Championship Tour.
The top 9 male surfers and the top 7 female surfers, plus 1 wildcard in each category, will compete in the Challenger Series. The next stop of the European Qualifying Series will be the QS 3000 Estrella Galicia Caparica Surf Fest. It will be held from April 5 to 10, 2022 in Caparica, Portugal.
The Best Contenders – Estrella Galicia Caparica Surf Fest – 2022 Surf – Men’s & Women’s
Top 2 Men’s
- Vasco Ribeiro
The Portuguese surfer Vasco Ribeiro arrives at this Estrella Galicia Caparica Surf Fest with the label of favorite to win this match. He is one of the few surfers who has just participated in the Championship Tour this year. More specifically, in the MEO Pro Portugal, where he ranked #33 and scored 265 points.
In last season’s Challenger Series, Vasco Ribeiro did not have a good performance. His best result was a #17 finish in the Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold Haleiwa Challenger.
- Joan Duru
The 32-year-old French veteran, Joan Duru, arrives at this Estrella Galicia Caparica Surf Fest with the mission of returning to being that successful surfer he was several seasons ago. Then he participated in the Championship Tour for four consecutive years, from 2016-to 2019. Duru comes from occupying position #25 in the Seat Pro Netanya of the QS, adding 500 points.
Top 2 Women’s
- Leticia Canales
The experienced Spanish Leticia Canales Bilbao is the favorite in the women’s branch to take first place in this Estrella Galicia Caparica Surf Fest 2022. Leticia has just had the year 2021 full of many tournaments, both in the QS and CS. Although she did not have an outstanding performance in the 2021 Challenger Series, Canales managed to add 1800 points in the Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold Haleiwa Challenger, where she finished at #25.
- Pauline Ado
The other veteran who will say present at this event is the French Pauline Ado, another who wants to return to the glory days in which she played the Championship Tour for 10 consecutive years, specifically from 2009 to 2018, so, we will be witnessing a surfer who has had the privilege of rubbing shoulders with the best in the world.
The last event in which Pauline has participated is the Seat Pro Netanya, where she ranked #25 and scored 500 points.