[mpora_video id='U6iyJ31Yp'] Oct 5th-17th, Euskadi 2009 - 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.

FORECAST

At present no swell is forecast for the beginning of the waiting period, but with the surf having been unusually small for the last two weeks in the Bay of Biscay, something big and meaty must be brewing on the horizon for the tail-end of the competition waiting period.

WORLD TITLE RACE BACK ON

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.

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 mc’ed 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.