Located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, the Azorean Islands and their shores provide some of the best conditions in the world for wave sports. From beach breaks to point breaks, it is possible to enjoy wave sports all year round, as the water temperature is always mild. In the summertime, the waves are smooth and perfect, so the Azores also provide conditions for those who are at a learning stage or for a family surf trip. But in the wintertime there are intense, hollow and challenging waves, as those in the dreams of every surfer, breaking onto the rocky bottoms of the islands. Every year the World Championship Tour makes a stop at the Azores, with the SATA Airlines Pro, the prime event of the ASP qualification series. This is, in fact, one of the favorite events in the World Series, considering the strong, hollow waves of the Azores. The archipelago also hosts one event of the Euro junior, a surfing championship for younger athletes who compete in several areas of this sport.