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Portuguese QS Spring Leg to Debut in Santa Cruz

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The Pro Santa Cruz pres. by Noah Surf House returns for an exciting fourth edition in April.

The Pro Santa Cruz pres. by Noah Surf House will return for a fourth consecutive edition to the central coast of Portugal.

What?

The first of two back-to-back QS3,000 events in Portugal, this event will be Stop No. 3 on the European Qualifying Series following the start of the season in Israel and the Canary Islands.

Marcos Correa (BRA) during Round Six of Pro Santa Cruz 2018 presented by Oakley Marcos Correa WSL / Damien Poullenot

Some of the world's best surfers have competed here the last couple of years, and even though dates will coincide with the Gold Coast in 2019, rest assured the field will be as strong as ever with the finest qualifying hopefuls coming to rack up precious points early in the season.

Where?

What used to be a quiet, deserted stretch of sand in between major surf spots on the Portuguese coast, has gained worldwide attention and drawn crowds for the quality of its breaks.

lifestyle during Round Six of Pro Santa Cruz 2018 presented by Oakley lifestyle WSL / Damien Poullenot

Powerful and consistent waves break here year-round, and conditions range from the classic dumpy shore break to all-time A-frames when the right swell, winds and sand align.

When?

Watch the Pro Santa Cruz pres. by Noah Surf House LIVE on the WSL platforms from April 8-13, and check out daily recaps, pictures, videos and more right here.

In the meantime, check out the following gallery of images from last year's edition of the Santa Cruz QS!

WSL / Damien Poullenot
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WSL / Damien Poullenot
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