Former World Champion Jeff Hubbard (Hawaii) and Eunate Aguirre (Spain) both spoke to the press and expressed thanks to the sponsors and organizers for another exciting event.
"These European events are very important to the riders" said Hubbard.
"We are all just as passionate about surfing the small beach-breaks as we are the reef breaks of Hawaii or Chile so when you win, where ever it is, the feeling and the points are the same".
"For sure, its been a long time in between contests and the break has been a long one for the girls on the WWT" said Eunate.
"I am leading the ratings now but Neymara Carvalho (Brazil) is such a strong competitor That I will have to do my best here for a win".
"I have been training hard and I feel good. Yes, I do want to win the World Title but its a long way off yet", said the Spaniard.
After the press conference the crew went for a look at the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao.
Its one of the most unique and thought-provoking tours that you could ever imagine and is just of of the many tourist highlights in Bilbao.