The 2012 SATA Airlines Azores Pro Men's competition will run from September 4 to 9, and the Women's competition from September 27 to 30, 2012.
SATA, together with the Union of Surfers and Bodyboarders Azores, announced the "SATA Airlines Azores Trials" qualification for two "wildcards" to surfers to participate in the Azores "SATA AIRLINES AZORES PRO 2012," six-star event, on the qualification for the ASP World Tour of the Association of Surfing Professionals.
Scheduled for September 2, this event, which takes place on the sands of Santa Barbara, in Ribeira Grande (S. Miguel) is open to all surfers from the Azores. The winner of these "trials" have direct access to the "Round 96" and the second "Round 144." www.aspeurope.com
The Azores Islands are series of nine islands, an autonomous region of Portugal. Sitting some 800 miles west of the mainland, they are Europe's closest point to the United States. The islands are characterized by volcanic mountains, seaside villages, black sand beaches and steaming geysers. SATA is the only airline to fly directly to the Azores from the United States. The flying time to the Azores is just four hours from Boston
SATA has connected New England with the Azores and mainland Portugal for more than 25 years. For more information and reservations, contact your travel agent or SATA at 800-762-9995, www.SATA.pt.