Adur Letamendia wins Punta Galea Eve Challenge

January 4, 2012 | Surfing
Punta Galea Eve Challenge: are you going on this one? Photo: Jakue Andikoetxea

Adur Letamendia has conquered the Punta Galea Eve Challenge, in the Basque Country, Spain. The Zarautz big wave surfer took the highest prize money and the overall glory of the sixth edition.

"The entrance was dangerous. I was caught by several wave sets and thought I would not be able to enter. I was about to turn around, but when I got to the peak I had no more problems", reveals Adur Letamendia.

The Punta Galea Eve Challenge offered five-meter waves and very difficult conditions. The paddle out was only for experienced riders and not all waves were good for a go.

"It was very big and very difficult. I could only catch a couple of waves, but one of them was good for me. It was a super wave and I've surfed it to the end. For that wave, I deserved the final hot bath", added Letamendia.

The prize for the best surfer went to Pablo Solar. The best ridden wave was awarded to Indar Unanue, winner of the last two editions of the Punta Galea Eve Challenge. Finally, the best wipe-out went to Luis Rodríguez, from Galicia.

The Punta Galea Eve Challenge invited 16 big wave riders from Vizcaya, Guipuzcoa, France, Cantabria and Galicia. The local spot is known for having powerful and dangerous waves breaking on a slab of rock located on the base of the cliff of Punta Galea.