ZARAUTZ –Basque Country
Spanish Surfer Gonzalo Zubizarreta, 24, claimed the ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS) 5-Star San Miguel Pro Zarautz after beating runner-up Blake Thornton (AUS), 24.
Weather was a bit over cast for the final day on Saturday, Sept 5th but waves were a nice 3 foot. Take a look at the final day below:
Zubizarreta, who pocketed valuable 2000 ratings' points, finishes atop the 144-man field after four days of intense competition that saw local hero Aritz Aranburu (Zarautz, EUK) post the event's best scores. The Spanish performer is guaranteed to jump into the coveted ASP WQS Top 20 and getting closer to the 10000 point mark and qualification for the ASP next year.
SAN MIGUEL PRO ZARAUTZ FINAL:
1 - Gony Zubizarreta (ESP) 12.73 pts
2 - Blake Thornton (AUS) 11.87 pts
The ASP WQS Pro takes place every September in the Basque town of Zarautz, 20kms West of San Sebastian. Its a perfect base for a surf holiday in Spain.
Take a look at the Zarautz Surf Holiday page on our site. You can spend all your time surfing Zarautz's 2.5km beach or go on day surf trips to San Sebastian (20 minutes away), Mundaka, Bilbao or Biarritz & Hossegor in France - all within an hours drive. We offer hotel accommodation 100 metres from the beach and new self-catering apartments. And we can give you surf lessons and Surf Pilates just let us know...