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Newquay is hosting the European Final of the Quiksilver King of the Groms and the last event of the ASP Pro Junior Circuit, the Quiksilver Pro Junior UK 4-Star this month (August 25-29).

The Champions of tomorrow will be at Fistral Beach 25-29 August to take on the waves at England’s most famous surfing beach. Situated in the South West of England, the Cornish coast provides the most consistent surfing in England. The Quiksilver Pro Junior UK 4* (only 4* in Europe) is the last of 7 events on the European Junior Tour, which will crown the European Junior Champion. 80 young international surfers are expected at this event fighting for a share of the $20 000 prize money. The best international riders will compete in the European Tour Event. All aged Under 21, the surfers will try everything to win this last event. Vasco Ribeiro, the current junior ratings leader hopes to end with a victory in England but nothing is settled yet. With a victory comes 1000 points, meaning many can still claim the European title.

After a European qualifying tournament, the names of the 32 surfers who have qualified for the final in Newquay are finally unveiled. All have participated in national qualification events to earn their ticket for this European Final. A wildcard will complete the final heat sheet. It has been given to the young Leonardo Fiorvanti; the 14 year old who was last year’s winner. The Italian has made an impression around the world after winning against older opponents. He will also participate in the Quiksilver Pro Junior UK 4*. The competition will be fierce. At stake for the top 2 continental finalists will be a ticket for the International final which will be held during the Quiksilver Pro France (4-13 October) where they will rub shoulders with the World’s elite surfers (Kelly Slater, Jeremy Flores, Dane Reynolds…) on the Basque–Landes coast of SW France.

The full list of surfers who have qualified for the European King of the Groms final follows:

UK: Arran Bright, Max Payne, Gearoid McDaid, Jobe Harris, Patty Daniel and Harry De Roth.
France: Aldric God, Nelson Cloarec, Titouan Deffarges, Charly Termeau, Arthur Lassée and Andy Criere.
Spain: Gonzalez Natxo, Yeregi Imanol, Iriondo Alex, Egiguren Julen, Botin Marcelino and Iribar Markel.
Portugal: Miguel Blanco, Joao Kopke, Pedro Coelho, Jacome Correia and Tomas Fernandes.
Canary Islands: Saùl Torres and Will Davey.
Morocco: Joris Greusard and Tarik El Basity.
Antilles: Tim Bisso and Elliot Ivarra.
Italy: Aaron Farina.
Benelux: Boris Feillon

Alongside the two competitions, a program of music offers the public the chance to see groups and DJ’s from across the UK. Headlining on Saturday will be ‘Auction for the Promise Club’, a local group from the village of St. Agnes in Cornwall. After touring the English summer festivals, they will play tracks from their album ‘One’ on stage at the Quiksilver Pro Junior UK, on Saturday 27 August. On Friday, ‘The Last Gentleman’ will ignite the stage. Based in Brixton, London, Lascelles and Adam Basey have swapped their guitars for a more electro sound. They will play Friday night after the final of the European King of the Groms. More information at www.quiksilverlive.com