01 Sep Anderson through to round 4 in spain
The Pantin Classic Galicia Pro, 28th edition of the event, launched in clean two-to-three foot surf and completed three rounds of the QS6,000 women’s event in Spain overnight
Newcastle’s Philippa Anderson found her two good waves in the tricky small surf to net the third highest heat total of the day, a 15.00 out of 20 possible. Scoring on both her front and backhand today, Anderson exploited all the little sections on offer to advance.
“There’s definitely waves out there, cause Paige dropped a 9.5, but it’s super tricky we spent 7 minutes of our heat without a wave sliding by,” Anderson said. “I got a first left and made a few turns which felt nice, then I went right a few times cause I feel more comfortable. I couldn’t hear my scores and only learnt them when I came in but I’m happy with how that heat went.”
The Australian, who has surfed in Pantin in previous years, sollicitated the help of a local coach to help her prepare for her heats and apprehend conditions at the ever-changing playa de Pantin.
“I’m with one of the local coaches here through my wetsuit sponsor and he’s been really good and helping,” Anderson continued. “Just to have someone to give you some tips and help with the local language is very useful. In the four heats prior to mine were all my friends so I watched them and was cheering for them. It’s a beautiful day and I feel all the girls were happy to surf.”