• The 2009 Billabong Pro Mundaka - D-4!

The 2009 Billabong Pro Mundaka - D-4!

The Billabong Pro Mundaka, Stop No. 8 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, will kick off next week at the picturesque site of Mundaka, Basque Country, Spain.

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PARKO STILL ON TOP
After an exciting week of competition last week in France, the event announces to be a showdown between two surfers: Billabongs Joel Parkinson ( Australia ) sitting on top of the ASP ratings and Mick Fanning ( Australia ) with just a few points behind.

THE PRESS CONFERENCE
Beside the mayors of Mundaka and Sopelana, contest directors and sponsors, Joel Parkinson will assist to the Billabong Pro Mundaka press conference that will be held on Friday, October 2nd. Also present: 2008 Billabong Pro Mundaka winner and ASP No 3 C.J. Hobgood ( USA ), ASP No 23 Tiago Pires ( Portugal ), the two Wildcards Hodei Collazo and Marcos San Segundo ( Basque Country ), 2004 Mundaka winner Luke Egan ( Australia ), the mayors of Mundaka and Sopelana, Contest Directors and sponsors.

DEMO SESSION WITH THE BILLABONG PRO MUNDAKA WATER PATROL
The Mundaka Pro water patrol will offer a course open to everyone starting Sunday 4th at 11 am and during the lay days of the contest. This course will have people understand the needs of the Jetskis not only for the surfers to take a taxi back to the peak but also the importance in case of an accident.

EUROPEAN PREMIERE OF STILL FILTHY PRESENTED BY OCCY!
Don’t miss the European premiere of STILL FILTHY, winner of the SURFER Poll Video Award, followed by cult movie FILTHY HABITS. Billabong will set up a giant screen in the middle of the village, broadcasting this two surfing movies mced by 1999 Billabong Pro Mundaka winner and former world champ Mark ( Occy ) Occhilupo and guests!

WATCH IT LIVE!
The Billabong Pro Mundaka can be viewed LIVE on www.billabongpro.com. See all the action with six different camera angles, LIVE interviews with surfing experts, locals and special guests, replays, backstage Info and LIVE commentaries in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

THE PROGRAMME:

- Friday, October 3rd 11 am
Billabong Pro Mundaka Press Conference at the Casino

- Sunday, October 4th from 11 am and during lay days at Contest Site
PWC and Rescue course, open to everyone

- Monday, October 5th 8 am
Official Opening Ceremony at the Contest Site, in presence of the Mayors of Mundaka and Sopelana

- Monday, October 5th until October 17th
Billabong Pro Mundaka Contest (pending on wave conditions). Backup Contest Site: Sopelana

- Saturday, October 10th 4 pm
Billabong Team Riders Signing Session at the Contest Site
Meet the Billabong Pros Joel Parkinson, Taj Burrow and Tiago Pires with the 3 Wildcards Hodei Collazo , Marcos San Segundo and Dean Bowen.

- Saturday, October 10th 10 pm
Screening of FILTHY HABITS on site, followed by the European Premiere of STILL FILTHY.

SPONSORS
The Billabong Pro Mundaka is supported by Euskaltel, Monster Energy Drinks, the villages of Mundaka and Sopelana with their respective Surf Clubs, Basque Tour and Bizkaia, Von Zipper, Nixon, Kustom, Yamaha and Cobra Jetski and the EHSF.

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