Martinique welcomes Surfing World
World Surf League Qualification Series (QS) event highlights Martinique's dynamic watersports options
The eyes of the surfing world will be trained on Martinique this spring as The Isle of Flowers hosts the first Martinique Surf Pro, April 21-26, 2015. The only World Surf League (WSL) Qualification Series event to be held in the Caribbean in 2015, Martinique Surf Pro will be contested along the shores of Basse-Pointe, a «secret» surf spot cherished among locals and visitors «in-the-know» for its consistent, powerful and especially long waves that break right over an exposed reef break.
Organized by Martinique Surfing in partnership with the WSL, Martinique Surf Pro will attract 100 world-class surfers from the United States, Europe, Brazil, Japan and the Caribbean. These elite athletes will compete to gain valuable experience and earn WSL Qualifying Series points toward advancing to the WSL Championship Tour.
Some of the biggest stars will be present such as the Brazilian Ian Gouveia and the American Evan Geiselman, respectively 6th and 10th of the Qualification Series. The Caribbean Island with French Flair, The Isle of Flowers, The Rum Capital of the World, The Isle of the Famed Poet (Aimé Césaire) – Martinique ranks among the most alluring and enchanting destinations in the world.
The currency is the Euro, the flag is Le Tricolour, and the official language is French, but Martinique’s character, cuisine, musical heritage, art, culture, common language, and identity are of a distinctly Afro-Caribbean inclination known as Creole Martiniquais.