In Galicia the first surf club was created in November 1987. Vicente Irisarri, Carlos Bremón, Gonzalo Barro, Carmen Aguilar and Fernando Montalvo, were among others, those who decided to start it. Oceano Surf Club was born.
In Pantín have been eight world surfing champions: Tom Curren, Mark Ochiluppo, C. J. Hoodgood, Damien Hardman, Sunny Garcia, Joel Parkinson, Gabriel Medina and Sofia Mulanovich.
Given that professional surfing comes relatively late to Spain, this data puts into perspective the magnitude of this championship. In the 1999 edition the number of entries in the competition played a record of 200 surfers – 56 of them Australians. That same year 25,000 people witnessed the triumph of one of the best surfers of all time: Joel Parkinson.
In 2000 it held in Pantín the first female WQS of Spain. In 2008 the Club Praia de Pantín takes over as organizer and in 2009 Pantín Classic is named best sports event by the Xunta de Galicia.
In 2010 Pantín becomes, along with Azores, the only beach in Europe held in a male and female test WQS 6 stars simultaneously.
UA top-five world for the first time in Pantín: Mark Occhilupo, Occy, participated in Pantín at a difficult time of his career. Seven years later get the world title, remaining to this day in the [...]