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EVENT WINDOW: September 22-27, 2015
LOCATION: Praia de Santa Barbara, Sao Miguel / Azores
TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT
COORDINATES: 37.7667Â° N, 25.4667Â° W
BAGGAGE CLAIM: Joao Paulo II Airport, Ponta Delgada / Sao Miguel (PDL)
THE LOCATION: Sao Miguel is one of nine islands of the Azores archipelago, the biggest and most populated. Lush green hills and massive cliffs drop into the wild Atlantic ocean.
THE HISTORY: The annual SATA Airlines Azores Pro brings some of the world's best surfers to the iconic Santa Barbara beach since 2009. The event has seen its share of drama in the ever-important qualifying points race and delivered a few epic sessions in pumping waves.
THE WAVE: Located on the North shore of Sao Miguel, Santa Barbara is a secluded black-sand beach producing powerful surf. Several peaks break along the beach with the main two sitting at both extremities.