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EVENT WINDOW: June 25-28, 2015
LOCATION: Praia de Baia, Espinho / Portugal
TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT
COORDINATES: 41.0000Â° N, 8.6333Â° W
BAGGAGE CLAIM: Porto International Airport, Oporto (OPO)
THE LOCATION: Just a few kilometers South of the main city of Oporto, Espinho is a preferred escape destination for the beach lovers in Northern Portugal.
THE HISTORY: The inaugural edition of the Espinho Surf Destination was completed in 2014 and crowned Portugal's Vasco Ribeiro and Tessa Thyssen (GLP) as the first champions. Ribeiro notoriously went on to claim both the European Junior Title and the coveted World Junior Champion title later that year in Ericeira while Thyssen won the European title as well and placed runner-up on the World stage.
THE WAVE: A regular beachbreak setup on small and medium swells that can turn into a classic righthand pointbreak when conditions cooperate along the jetty. The wave can change drastically depending on swell and tide conditions.