Martinique Surf Pro is back!

Dimitri Ouvre ( BLM)

Amongst the bluest waters of the Caribbean, international surfers gather to participate in the Martinique Surf Pro, organized in partnership with the Martinique Tourism Authority (MTA) and the World Surf League (the international professional surf league), the Martinique Surf Pro competition is the only Caribbean Qualifying Series in the world. On that note Karine Mousseau, the Martinique Tourism Commissioner said that “it is very important that the MTA support this world-class event and make sure that this wonderful initiative created by the two young Martiniquans, Nicolas Clémenté and Nicolas Ursulet continues. Thanks to their efforts, the Martinique Surf Pro has raised the island’s profile in many ways, showcasing the Isle of Flowers as world-class surf and eco-tourism destination.”

Among the novelties of the Martinique Surf Pro 2018 (from March 17 to 24), the competition is open to women and will welcome nearly 50 female pro surfers alongside a hundred surfers on the spot of Basse-Pointe.

The MSP (Martinique Surf Pro), scheduled for March 17-24, 2018 in Basse-Pointe, is “an international competition that will bring together the best surfers in the world,” announced the two founders, Nicolas Clémenté and Nicolas Ursulet. With two competitions, a men’s, bringing together 110 athletes, and a women’s, the MSP will gather for the first time, no less than 160 athletes.

The First Caribbean Stage

Organized in partnership with the World Surf League (the professional international surf league), Martinique Surf Pro is the first Caribbean stage of the Qualifying Series (QS) and the only one of the French West Indies, which is held on a spot that attracts competitors.

“With its cliffs and rocks, the spot of Basse-Pointe charms by its authenticity, its nature side but also by its proximity to the public. Its configuration allows the spectators to be really in the heart of the competition and not to miss anything the show offered by the competitors on the water. Also, the wave in Basse-Pointe is a great, long point break wave that allows the surfers to express themselves to the fullest.” – said Clémenté and Ursulet.

A Tool to Promote Martinique

Until now, the public settled on the beach and rocks. This year, the organizers have decided, for this 4th edition, to offer “more comfort to the spectators with real seats and misting on a larger part of the site”. “The competition is a leading tourism promotion tool for the destination Martinique and its nautical potential,” they add. The Martinique spots are thus more and more popular with amateurs coming from all over the world.

For more information about Martinique Surf Pro martiniquesurfpro.com/