The Pro Santa Cruz pres by Noah Surf House returns for a fifth edition from May 11-16, 2021.
The first of two back-to-back QS3,000 events in Portugal, this year the Pro Santa Cruz pres. by Noah Surf House will have a special flavor as it will be the very first regional event on the Qualifying Series for European athletes in over a year!
Surfers will be amped to finally get back to work, wear the WSL jersey and fight it out for money and points, as professional surfing gets back up to its feet after a one-year hiatus from competition due to the ongoing pandemic. What's on the line you may ask? Simple, the Championship Tour is back ON, which means qualification is on everyone's mind!
The early QS events will be the one and only key to unlock the door to the Challenger Series set to unfold later this year, and potentially a stepping stone to the CT down the line.
Halfway between Ericeira and Peniche, the golden beach breaks of Santa Cruz have become extremely popular with surfers looking for a quieter alternative to the main two surfing hubs.
The Noah Surf House ideally located above the beach is the perfect spot to hang post-surf and base yourself while exploring nearby spots.
Watch the Pro Santa Cruz pres by Noah Surf House LIVE on the WSL platforms from May 11-16, and check out daily recaps, pictures, videos and more right here.
In the meantime, check out a selection of images from the last held event in Santa Cruz: