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World Surf League qualifying event in Azores cancelled due to storms

The World Surf League (WSL) European qualifying circuit championship at Santa Barbara Beach, in the Azores, has been cancelled due to storms. “It was a difficult decision in a difficult week,” said event organiser Rodrigo Herédia. “Basically, we are between two big storms. We only had a small window to compete, but the swell is still too big. Herédia, a former Portuguese national champion (1993) said the hopes the event will return next season, not least because it is an “important event” for the Azores calendar.