The already classic Junior Pro Espinho comes back to the North Portugal coast for a fourth edition from June 22-25.
Stop No. 3 on the 2017 European Junior Qualifying Series (JQS), this event is second-to-last this season and will help determine the best four men and two female athletes to represent the region at the World Junior Championship of January next year.
With two events already in the books, this 2017 season shapes up to be an exciting battle of new talents and sees the emergence of unknown under-18 surfers fighting for the top spots.
Espinho has been a regular feature on tour for the past three years, and the iconic praia de Baia delivered excellent conditions repeatedly, to showcase the ever-improving talent pool the Old Continent grooms.
While the women’s field continues to be dominated by national star Teresa Bonvalot (PRT), an exciting fight for the number two spot has a number of potential threats ready to swoop in and potentially even dethrone the reigning European Junior champion.
In the men’s, the current number one, Kauli Vaast (PYF) hails from the distant Polynesian archipelago but adapted perfectly to the colder waters of Europe to secure a win and a runner-up place in the first two events this season. Once again the title race stays wide open with a flurry of contenders still in striking distance of the coveted Top 4 before the season ends, which promises yet another exciting event in Espinho.