Official Event Site
EVENT WINDOW: July 23-26, 2015
LOCATION: Playa de Sopela, Bizcaya / Basque Country
TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT +2
COORDINATES: 43.3814Â° N, 2.9792Â° W
BAGGAGE CLAIM: Bilbao Airport, Bilbao (BIO)
THE LOCATION: Set just a few minutes from the heart of Bilbao, Sopela is the perfect getaway location to escape the city and find yourself among green hills, steep cliffs and beautiful beaches battered by the winds and swells of the Bay of Biscay.
THE HISTORY: A regular stop on the European Junior series for several years, Sopela is a favorite amongst aspiring professional surfers. The event has witnessed a constant progression of the European surfing level and provides a great entertainment to the summer crowds.
THE WAVE: A punchy A-frame type beachbreak, playa de Sopela delivers excellent waves in the 2-4Ft range regularly with the occasional bigger swells that can produce classic conditions. Barrels, carves and air sections make for a complete canvas for Europe's best to push their performance levels every year.