Travis Logie Leads Day One at Relentless Boardmasters Newquay

August 3rd, 2010 No comments

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RELENTLESS BOARDMASTERS
Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 5-Star Men’s Event

Stop No.4 of 12 on the 2010 ASP European Men’s Series
August 3 to 8, 2010
Newquay, England

Travis Logie Leads Day One at Relentless Boardmasters Newquay

Travis Logie (ZAF) [Photocredit:Aquashot/aspeurope.com]

NEWQUAY – England (Tuesday, August 3, 2010) - The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Relentless Boardmasters a Men’s Star Series $120,000 5-Star event kicked-off today with current ASP Dream Tour member Travis Logie (Durban North/ZAF) 31, leading the charge of international surfers on day one
of competition at the main contest site of Fistral beach, Newquay with a commanding performance in the first clash of the tournament setting the pace for the remainder of the day.

Consistent 3-4ft (1m) waves were on offer throughout the morning and early afternoon as the tide pushed in to allow event officials to run the first half of round one and with 5 days remaining in the waiting period and a swell increase expected a call was made for 8:30am tomorrow morning for heat nº 13 to start proceedings.

Travis Logie was the pace maker from the start today opening the event with a 14.43 out of a possible 20 to set the scale of what we could expect from the surfers in round one at the Relentless Boardmasters 2010. Fresh from a series of events including the World Tour Championship (WCT) in Jefferies Bay where he finished in 17 th position, his best for this season, that have given him
a confidence boost at the half-way point leading into the European leg of competitions.

“I have been at home lately for all the events there and I have had a good little run and I have got some results in the WQS events and I started to get through some heats in the WCT events after a really bad start so the middle third of my year is going really well so far. I want to keep going here with that sort of feeling and after this event I head off to the Azores for the 6-star Prime event and
then to Tahiti for the CT over there so this is a great event for me to get started on this next leg of contests.”

Logie went on to explain how his heat unfolded and opening his account with a 7.33 out of a possible 10 and then backing it up with a strong backhand series of cracks to claim a 7.10 late in the 25-minute clash.

“Right at the beginning of the heat I got a 7 on a good long left and then I got that really nice little right and got some turns in so a nice way for sure to start the event.”

Marc Lacomare (FRA) 18, current ASP European Junior Champion took time to gain experience in his first heat ever at the Relentless Boardmasters. Catching many low scoring rides throughout the heat Lacomare finally latched onto a bomb to score an 8.50 the highest single heat score of the contest.

Having arrived late yesterday afternoon and trying as hard as he could to adjust to the English surf and weather conditions Lacomare found that he needed almost the entire 25 minutes of his first heat to feel that both board and body are slowly getting into sync.

“It’s my first time here so I wanted to try my board and get to know the wave a little bit better so I decided to catch a lot of waves and focus on my board and try to catch the good waves but it is really hard to see from the water which one is good and which one is going to line up.”

“I surfed late at night yesterday and the water was cold and I had the wrong wax and was falling on all the waves,” explained Lacomare. “Now I feel good and my board is good so I am stoked to get through.”

As current European Junior title holder Lacomare is granted a wildcard spot into all of the major Men’s Star Series events scheduled this year in Europe thus forcing him to change his focus to the larger events putting aside for the moment the current ASP Pro Junior series.

“I am here this year because I have the wildcard from last year so I am going to focus on the WQS this year. Right now there is a junior event in Canary Islands but I want to practice here and get some points and a good result and then go to all the big WQ contests this summer.”

Russel Winter (GBR) topped the pile with a typical powerful display aggressive surfing to claim the highest two wave heat total of 15.33 out of a possible 20. Despite having left the tour full-time Winter is motivated to do well on home soil in front of his home crowd. Fitter than ever and taking it all very seriously with his unquenched competitive spirit Winter is one surfer the top seeds may have to be
wary of coming into the following rounds.

“I had a bit of a slow start to the heat because I wanted to get some good ones early but obviously I sort of built on it towards the end of the heat. I was anxious to try and impress everyone I guess so I should really try and calm down a bit. (laughs).”

“I am not travelling so much now,” continued Winter. “I have spent time training here a lot for this contest and as I don’t get the opportunity to do many events nowadays I would really like to try and win this one. I‘ve been training and I am as fit as can be and I have some good boards so hopefully if I get the waves but really everybody is ripping so one heat at a
time.”

Part of a massive weekend of music and sport the Relentless Boardmasters showcases the world’s best surfers as they vie for valuable ratings points on the One World Rankings in their attempt to pace highly and qualify for the ASP Dream Tour of 2011. For the European contingent the Relentless Boardmasters marks stop nº4 of 12 on the ASP Men’s European Series.

For more information and LIVE scores, photos, and news log-on to www.aspeurpe.com

REMAINING ROUND ONE MATCH-UPS RELENTLESS BOARDMASTERS
Heat 13: Messias Felix (BRA), Oli Adams (GBR), Britton Galland (USA)
Heat 14: Killian Garland (USA), Kyle Lane (ZAF), Jonny Fryer (GBR), Richard Dodd (GBR)
Heat 15: Alan Stokes (GBR), Madison Williams (AUS), Andre
Oziol (BRB), Dean Gough (GBR)
Heat 16: Jay Quinn (NZL), Manfred Adrio (ZAF), Robertson Goncalves (PRT), Matt Rodwell (GBR)
Heat 17: Heath Joske (AUS), Michael February (ZAF), Reubyn Ash (GBR), Jaime Mather
Heat 18: Chad Du Toit (ZAF), Nico Rupp (DEU), Anderson Santos (BRA), Josh Piper (GBR)
Heat 19: Hugo Savalli (REU), Romain Laulhe (FRA), Eric Castaldo (USA), Alex Piper (GBR)
Heat 20: Anthony Walsh (AUS), Joaquim Guichard (DNK), Jayce Robinson (GBR), Thomas
Good
Heat 21: Ruda Carvalho (BRA), Vincent Duvignac (FRA), Carlos Marques (ESP), Matt Capel
Heat 22: Jorge Spanner (BRA), Nathan Webster (AUS), Jared Thorne (USA), Cain Kilcullen (IRL)
Heat 23: Antonio Bortoletto (ZAF), Nick Riley (AUS), Tom Buttler (GBR). Christopher Schnitzer (ZAF)
Heat 24: Romain Cloitre (FRA), Luca Guichard (DNK), Cheyne Willis (HAW)

UPCOMING ROUND TWO MATCH-UPS RELENTLESS BOARDMASTERS
Heat 1: Travis Logie (ZAF), Abdel El Harim (MAR), Joao Guedes (PRT), Mark Harris (GBR)
Heat 2: Rudy Palmboom (ZAF), Christophe Allary (REU), Russel Winter (GBR), Odirlei Coutinho (BRA)
Heat 3: Freddie Meadows (SWE),
Frederic Robin (REU), Andre Teixeira (BRA), Brendon Gibbens (ZAF)
Heat 4: Adrien Toyon (REU), Klee Strachan (ZAF), Leigh McMahon (AUS), Sam Lamiroy (GBR)
Heat 5: Marc Lacomare (FRA), Txaber Trojaola (EUK), Billy Stairmand (NZL), Renato Galvao (BRA)
Heat 6: Gordan Fontaine (FRA), Beyrick De Vries (ZAF), Eduardo Fernandes (PRT), Russell Malony (AUS)

RESULTS ROUND ONE RELENTLESS BOARDMASTERS
Heat 1: Travis Logie (ZAF) 14.43, Reubin Pearce (ZAF) 9.53, Ricardo Lange (DEU) 9.47
Heat 2: Abdel El Harim (MAR) 11.83, Christophe Allary (REU) 10.80, Sam Scoble (GBR) 7.37, David Young (GBR) 4.60
Heat 3: Russel Winter (GBR)
15.33, Joao Guedes (PRT) 10.53, Richard Sills (GBR) 7.53, Stephen Michelsen (ZAF) 2.65
Heat 4: Odirlei Coutinho (BRA) 13.67, Mark Harris (GBR) 7.30, Omer Bar (ISR) 6.60, James Snyman (GBR) 4.87
Heat 5: Freddie Meadows (SWE) 8.90, Adrien Toyon (REU) 8.54, Ricky Basnett (ZAF) 7.77
Heat 6: Frederic Robin (REU) 11.87, Klee Strachan (ZAF) 9.57, Josh Ash (GBR) 7.86, Jack Clinton (GBR) 6.07
Heat 7: Leigh McMahon (AUS) 10.90, Andre Teixeira (BRA) 9.27, Mitch Coleborn (AUS) 7.94,
Ryan Thomas (GBR) 3.40
Heat 8: Sam Lamiroy (GBR) 9.34, Brendon Gibbens (ZAF) 9.24, Rudy Marechal (FRA) 7.17
Heat 9: Marc Lacomare (FRA) 15.00, Gordan Fontaine (FRA) 10.00, Gareth Llewellyn (GBR) 6.33
Heat 10: Txaber Trojaola (EUK) 12.50, Beyrick De Vries (ZAF) 12.17, Alessandro Piu (ITA) 7.86, Joshua Cleaver (GBR) 2.27
Heat 11: Eduardo Fernandes (PRT) 11.77, Billy Stairmand (NZL) 11.13, Lee Bartlett 7.46, Warren Tuck (ZAF) 5.33
Heat 12: Russell Malony (AUS) 11.87,
Renato Galvao (BRA) 10.34, Taylor Thorne (USA) 5.83


About ASP: The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) is the governing body of professional surfing. Crowning surfing’s undisputed world champions since 1976, the ASP sanctions the following tours: the ASP World Tour, the ASP Women’s World Tour, the World Qualifying Series (WQS) and the World Longboarding, Junior and
Masters Championships. The ASP is dedicated to showcasing the world’s best surfing talent in a variety of progressive formats and has revolutionized the way the world watches surfing via their webcasts. The organization is divided into seven different regions: Africa, Japan, Australasia, Europe, Hawaii, North America, and South America.
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Marathon Opening Day at Nikita Pro Junior Sopelana.

July 29th, 2010 No comments

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NIKITA PRO JUNIOR SOPELANA
ASP Pro Junior Grade-1 Men’s Event
ASP Pro Junior Grade-1 Women’s Event
July 29 to August 1, 2010
Sopelana, Basque
Country SPAIN

Marathon Opening Day at Nikita Pro Junior Sopelana.

Charly Martin (GLP) [Photocredit:Aquashot/aspeurope.com]


SOPELANA – Basque Country/Spain (Thursday, July 29, 2010) –
A total of 56 heats were completed today in a marathon session at The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Nikita Pro Junior Sopelana due to a poor swell forecast for the upcoming days. Event
officials gathered early this morning knowing they had to make good use of the conditions which greeted the competitors of round one. With only 32 of the 128 who started the event the best was left for the last round of the day when on high tide the little running swell converged to
form multiple 2-3ft (0.5-1m) waves to give competitors more than adequate conditions to vie for a place into the quarter-finals.

Emphasis was given to the men’s event in an attempt to complete the 128 man format over two days. With only 4 events on this year’s ASP Europe Pro Junior Men’s Series the chance of losing a result would be devastating for the overall series. Having one extra event this year the Nikita
Girls Pro Junior Sopelana will ge
t their chance tomorrow to take the stage as event officials are seriously considering  the option of crowning both event champions tomorrow with the weekend offering very little opportunity for contestable conditions.

Having decided to enter the Nikita Pro Junior Sopelana at the last moment Charlie Martin (GLP) had to battle his way through 4 rounds against many of the topseeds to secure his spot in the final 16. Surfing with style and flair on both his forehand and backhand Martin scored a handful of excellent rides overall looking fast and sharp in his
approach.

“I have done four heats today and it has helped me to get used to the wave and my board, chilli, which is going really good and the waves are hard but I still got some scores so I am happy”

“It is very physical out there in these kind of conditions on such long days with so many heats but I have just come back from Puerto Escondido where I surfed a lot and I feel good and having fun. Tomorrow it will be the same for everyone in the water so I just want to do my best and try to get the best waves which I think is the only thing that can really
help you when it is like this to help you make the heat so I hope for the waves and try to surf them good and not fall off and maybe win the event or make some heats at least.”

Filipe Jervis (PRT) was another of the standout surfers with a powerful display of surfing and physical fitness winning his heats and first to qualify for the quarters. A former quarter-finalist here and having trained extensively leading up to this his final assault on the ASP Pro Junior Series Jervis has set goals and a sense that he can attain
them.


“Last year I made the quarters as well but this year my goal is to go further because I have been training hard and trying some small wave boards for competitions and I have been training really hard this winter when I went to Hawaii then straight to Australia for 2 months working on my surfing and getting fit and working on getting good results this
year on my last year as a junior so I am feeling great and my surfing is better than it has ever been so I want to keep going and at least make the top 10 on my last pro junior year.”

After such a gruelling day of competition the young Portuguese surfers knows that he is only half way there and that the job ahead is going to be equally tough.

“Now with the high tide it is a little bit better than in the morning when I had my first heat it was pretty hard now there are some waves out there and it is good fun actually. It feels awesome to be through to the quarter-finals so I am going to home and rest a little for tomorrow and hopefully make it through to the finals.”

Pierre-Valentin Laborde (Hossegor/FRA) 19, made the most of the scarce offerings during the morning session to come home strongly with a dominating performance in round four getting off to an early lead and keeping his opponents in check for the remaining minutes to advance. Somewhat of a small wave specialist Laborde has a full array of repertoire coming into
events with these testing conditions.

“This heat was really good with conditions much more consistent with my first two waves a 5.5 and a 7.5 (out of a possible 10) so I am stoked to get through.”

“I have a new board here for small waves and it goes good,” explained Laborde. “I’m small and so I train in small waves which I think are better for me so in all conditions not only when it is perfect. These last days in Hossegor have been really small and I knew that at this contest it was going to be real small so it has
worked well for me today.”

First-call will be at 7:30am (local time) for both men and women with a possible crowning of the Nikita Pro Junior Sopelana Champions if conditions avail.

There are four events on this year’s ASP European Men’s Junior Tour, each and every heat will be crucial towards the prestigious ASP European Junior Championship as well as the qualification for the ASP World Junior Tour, the year-end ratings’ Top 4 securing their ticket for the two ASP Wold Junior title decider events in Bali and Australia.

For all results, photos, daily highlights and press releases log-on to www.aspeurope.com

UPCOMING QUARTER-FINALS NIKITA PRO JUNIOR SOPELANA
Heat 1: Filipe Jervis (PRT), Pablo Pola (FRA), Ian Fontaine (FRA), William Aliotti
(FRA)
Heat 2: Pierre-Valentin Laborde (FRA), Mario Azurza (EUK), Tom Cloarec (FRA), Marcos San Segundo (EUK)
Heat 3: Medi Vemenardi (REU), David Leboulch (FRA), Charles Martin (GLP), Edouard Delpero (FRA)
Heat 4: Igor Munian (EUK), Jose Ferreira (PRT), Jocelyn Poulou (PYF), Ramizi Boukiam (MAR)

UPCOMING ROUND ONE MATCH-UPS NIKITA GIRLS PRO JUNIOR SOPELANA
Heat 1: Joanna Giansanti (FRA), Camille Davila (FRA), Virginia Giesen (DEU),
Alizee Arnaud (FRA)
Heat 2: Fanny Brice (FRA), Loiola Canales (EUK), Raine Jackson (GBR), Elisa Bonomelli (ITA)
Heat 3: Ainara Aymat (EUK), Ana Morau (FRA), Kim Veteau (GLP), Yolanda Aneiros (ESP)
Heat 4: Joanne Defay (FRA), Marie Mitsuko Bochaton (FRA), Erika Franco (ESP)
Heat 5: Marie Dejean (FRA), Carina Duarte (PRT), Josephine Costes (FRA)
Heat 6: Maud Lecar (FRA), Ana Sarmento (PRT), Tessa Thyssen (GLP), Amaia Billecoq (FRA)
Heat 7: Garazi Sanchez
(EUK), Lucia Martino (ESP), Marina Lopez (ESP)
Heat 8: Marion Bouzigues (FRA), Leticia Canales (EUK), Lisa Girardet (REU), Tassy Swallow (GBR)

RESULTS ROUND FOUR NIKITA PRO JUNIOR SOPELANA
Heat 1: Filipe Jervis (PRT) 11.80, Mario Azurza (EUK) 11.33, Kieren Bulard
(REU) 8.90, Martin Dambreville (FRA) 8.80
Heat 2: Ian Fontaine (FRA) 10.73, Marcos San Segundo (EUK) 8.13, Luis Eyre (GBR) 6.00, Mikel Zamakona (EUK) 3.90
Heat 3: Pierre-Valentin Laborde (FRA) 13.00, Pablo Pola (FRA) 9.70, Tristan Guilbaud (FRA)  7.97, Lyndon Wake (GBR) 7.27
Heat 4: Tom Cloarec (FRA) 10.16, William Aliotti (FRA) 9.33, Toby Donachie (GBR) 8.97, Nelson Cloarec (FRA) 5.90
Heat 5: Medi Vemenardi (REU) 13.67, Jose Ferreira (PRT) 10.43, Vasco Ribeiro
(PRT) 9.90, Remi Cordier (FRA) 8.84
Heat 6: Charles Martin (GLP) 13.67, Ramizi Boukiam (MAR) 11.54, Frederico Morais (PRT) 11.06, Txaber Gaminde (EUK) 5.10
Heat 7: Igor Munian (EUK) 10.50, David Leboulch (FRA) 10.00, Demitri Ouvre (FRA) 7.97, Angelo Bonomelli (ITA) 7.48
Heat 8: Jocelyn Poulou (PYF) 9.93, Edouard Delpero (FRA) 9.54, Damien Chaudoy (REU) 9.50, Yann Guyonneau (FRA) 6.54

RESULTS ROUND THREE NIKITA PRO JUNIOR SOPELANA

Heat 1: Mario Azurza (EUK) 12.27, Luis Eyre (GBR) 9.90, Vicent Escale (FRA) 8.63Hugo Palmarini (REU) 7.90
Heat 2: Kieren Bulard (REU) 10.43, Mikel Zamakona (EUK) 9.70, Ander Mendiguren (EUK) 8.23, Lucas Jannier (FRA) 5.77
Heat 3: Ian Fontaine (FRA) 11.40, Filipe Jervis (PRT) 10.97, Jules Thomet (FRA) 10.93, Borja Agote (EUK) 7.77
Heat 4: Marcos San Segundo (EUK) 15.50, Martin Dambreville (FRA) 9.67, Jorgann Couzinet (REU)
6.23, Marc Audo (FRA) 5.03
Heat 5: Tristan Guilbaud (FRA)  11.00, Nelson Cloarec (FRA) 8.04, Tom Neuschwanger (REU) 7.16, Antoine Chamoux (FRA) 3.90
Heat 6: Pablo Pola (FRA) 9.54, Tom Cloarec (FRA) 9.16, Leonardo Belime (PRT) 7.84, Timothee Bisso (REU) 4.37
Heat 7: William Aliotti (FRA) 11.16, Lyndon Wake (GBR) 7.60, Lewis Clinton (GBR) 7.44, Hugo Debosc (REU) 6.97
Heat 8: Toby Donachie (GBR), Pierre-Valentin Laborde (FRA) 8.37, Kosme Fernandes (EUK) 5.64, Gaspard
Larsonneur (FRA) 5.60
Heat 9: Medi Vemenardi (REU) 15.14, Charles Martin (GLP) 11.67, Alex Gironi (EUK) 8.66, Mitxel Lopez (EUK) 5.67
Heat 10: Jose Ferreira (PRT) 14.50, Frederico Morais (PRT) 10.47, Stuart Campbell (GBR) 8.63, Harry Delanne (FRA) 6.90
Heat 11: Ramizi Boukiam (MAR) 12.34, Vasco Ribeiro (PRT) 10.00, Aldric God (FRA) 6.93, Kevin Bourez (PYF) 6.74
Heat 12: Txaber Gaminde (EUK) 9.84, Remi Cordier (FRA) 9.53, Ramon Taliani (ITA) 6.40, Nico Rupp (DEU) 3.72
Heat 13: David Leboulch (FRA) 12.00, Jocelyn Poulou (PYF) 11.43, Asier Makeda (EUK) 11.24, Remi Petersen (ZAF) 9.30
Heat 14: Igor Munian (EUK) 15.50, Yann Guyonneau (FRA) 8.83, Francisco Alves (PRT) 8.17, Roberto D’Amico (ITA) 8.13
Heat 15: Damien Chaudoy (REU) 16.20, Demitri Ouvre (FRA) 13.00, Maurice Meyerwestphal (REU) 7.53, Jordan Oueslati (FRA) 5.94
Heat 16: Edouard Delpero (FRA) 10.30, Angelo Bonomelli (ITA) 9.97, Javier Ascanio (CNY) 7.70, Andy Crière (FRA)
5.73


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Masters Championships. The ASP is dedicated to showcasing the world’s best surfing talent in a variety of progressive formats and has revolutionized the way the world watches surfing via their webcasts. The organization is divided into seven different regions: Africa, Japan, Australasia, Europe, Hawaii, North America, and South America.

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Medi Vemenardi and Pauline Ado Claim Oakley Pro Junior San Sebastian Titles

July 24th, 2010 No comments

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OAKLEY PRO JUNIOR SAN SEBASTIAN
ASP Pro Junior Grade-1 Men’s Event
ASP Pro Junior Grade-1 Women’s Event
July 22 to 25, 2010
San Sebastian, Basque Country SPAIN

Medi Vemenardi and Pauline Ado Claim Oakley Pro Junior San Sebastian Titles


Pauline Ado (FRA)
[Photocredit:Aquashot/aspeurope.com]

SAN SEBASTIAN – Basque Country/Spain (Saturday, July 24, 2010) – An amazing day of surfing unfolded at the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Oakley Pro Junior San Sebastian were Europe’s finest under-21 male and female surfers showed off what talent is on offer at the moment with
Pauline Ado (FRA) coming out on top in the Oakley Girls Pro Junior San Sebastian while Medi Vemenardi (REU) 19, claimed the Oakley Pro Junior San Sebastian men’s title.

Excellent 3-4ft (1m) peeling lefts and rights greeted event officials and surfers this morning offering competitors the perfect playing field to do battle in the 2010 edition of the Oakley Pro Junior San Sebastian. With a poor swell prediction for the following days officials did not hesitate to take advantage of the conditions to run the finals.

In a highly contested 35-minute men’s final Medi Vemenardi (REU) held on to take the victory and the lead in the ASP Europe Pro Junior ratings with his maiden win here at the Oakley Pro Junior San Sebastian over Tom Cloarec (FRA), Damien Chaudoy (REU) and Basque surfer Alex Gironi who finished in second, third and fourth place respectively.

From the opening siren Vemenardi had a set stratedy opening his account strongly with a 5.83 and a 7.50 out of 10 to take the lead in the first half of the final knowing that with the tide rising waves with scoring potential would be scarce in the remaining minutes and sticking to his game plan despite heavy pressure from his opponents managed to hold on until the final siren.

“I knew the tide was getting higher so I was sure I would have to get my waves in the first half of the heat. I was lucky enough to get those two waves in the first five minutes and after that I just waited for 30-minutes saying to myself that no more waves would come so I am so happy now with the win.”

“With the high tide there is only one peak,” explained Vemenardi. “Everyone wanted to get the good ones and there is only one spot and we were very close to each other so everyone was paddling for anything that came through so there was a lot of pressure for the entire heat. I tried this board yesterday and it went really well so I have used it today and it worked. I want to win as many pro
juniors as I can that is my goal and hope I can make it. It is three years now in the top 5 and I really want to make it this year.”

Local Basque surfer Alex Gironi (Sopelana/EUK) was the crowd favourite after securing his best result in an ASP Europe Pro Junior sanctioned event. Surfing hard on his backhand to impress the judges Gironi battled it out like a seasoned veteran not throwing in the towel in his attempt to get into the heat.

With his fourth place finish here and the Sopelana Pro Junior coming up next week Girioni will be hungry to better his result on home soil.

“I am happy but in the final I couldn’t catch any waves that would let me do any turns but it was great to be in the final with these guys and with all the people here on the beach. My semi was better because I got a wave with only two minutes left and I did some strong turns and made it through to the final, I just don’t know what to say I am just so happy right now.”

Pauline Ado (Hendaye/FRA) 19, was the standout surfer today in the Oakley Girls Pro Junior San Sebastian which she dominated from her open heat where she belted out a series of forehand turns to claim a 9.60 out of 10 and a combined heat total of 17.27 the highest of the entire event. Having missed the opening series event Ado jumps to fourth on the overall women’s pro junior ratings. With other
commitments at the US Open shortly Ado will have to leave her European title hopes to the last throw of the dice in the final ASP Grade-2 Pro Junior in Lacanau this August.

“My first heat of the day my quarter-final went really well with some good scores which gave me a big confidence boost so I just wanted to do the same in the semi and the final. I started well in the final but it felt so long the 30-minute final because I was in the lead and the girls were getting closer and closer but it finished really good because I didn’t do very well in the last contest so I
am pretty happy right now.”

“It is great to be on the ratings in fourth spot,” continued Ado. “I didn’t do the first contest but unfortunately I won’t be in the next pro junior in Sopelana because I am going to the US Open but I think here is a perfect training session for the WQS events with so many girls surfing so well. I have been preparing physically and on my technique for the summer leg of ASP
contests and I feel fit and inform and I hope I can continue like this.”

Cannelle Bulard (REU) who made her third consecutive Pro Junior final this year now leads the ASP Europe Women’s Junior ratings ahead of fellow finalists today Justine Dupont (FRA) who is currently second followed by Alizee Arnaud (FRA).

“I am happy with the result but the waves for the final were not the same as this morning with it getting smaller and difficult to find the best waves but I am happy. I really want to qualify for the World Juniors this year and I want to stay at the top of the ratings so it will be a difficult task but in Lacanau we will see how I finish and maybe I can win it if I am a bit lucky.

There are four events on this year’s ASP European Men’s Junior Tour which will eventually crown the prestigious ASP European Junior Championship as well as qualifying for the ASP World Junior Tour. Year-end ratings’ Top 4 securing their place in the two ASP Wold Junior title decider events in Bali and Australia.

First of two ASP Europe Sanctioned Pro Junior events taking place in Euskadi (Basque Country), the Oakley Pro Junior San Sebastian will also be a crucial event for surfers bidding for the 1000 Euro extra-prize money offered by Surfing Euskadi to the best male and female performer at both the Oakley Pro Junior San Sebastian and the upcoming Sopelana Pro Junior.

For all news, results, videos, photos, daily highlights of the Oakley Pro Junior San Sebastian  log-on to www.aspeurope.com

RESULTS FINAL OAKLEY PRO JUNIOR SAN SEBASTIAN
Medi Vemenardi (REU) 13.33, Tom Cloarec (FRA) 10.60, Damien Chaudoy (REU) 8.50, Alex Gironi (EUK) 6.27

RESULTS FINAL OAKLEY GIRLS PRO JUNIOR SAN SEBASTIAN
Pauline Ado (FRA) 13.67, Alizee Arnaud (FRA) 12.56, Cannelle Bulard (REU) 7.64, Justine Dupont (FRA) 5.93

RESULTS SEMI-FINALS OAKLEY PRO JUNIOR SAN SEBASTIAN
Heat 1: Medi Vemenardi (REU) 13.40, Alex Gironi (EUK) 11.66, Martin Dambreville (FRA) 10.27, David Leboulch (FRA) 10.17
Heat 2: Tom Cloarec (FRA) 14.00, Damien Chaudoy (REU) 14.00, Jules Thomet (FRA) 12.03, Tristan Guilbaud
(FRA)  9.97

RESULTS SEMI-FINALS OAKLEY GIRLS PRO JUNIOR SAN SEBASTIAN
Heat 1: Cannelle Bulard (REU) 13.77, Alizee Arnaud (FRA) 10.53, Joanna Giansanti (FRA) 7.57, Josephine Costes (FRA) 6.94
Heat 2: Pauline Ado (FRA) 13.50, Justine Dupont (FRA) 10.20, Garazi Sanchez (EUK)
9.46, Joanne Defay (FRA) 9.00

RESULTS QUARTER-FINALS OAKLEY PRO JUNIOR SAN SEBASTIAN
Heat 1: Martin Dambreville (FRA) 15.50, Alex Gironi (EUK) 10.50, Ramizi Boukiam (MAR) 10.03, Jorgann Couzinet (REU) 8.50
Heat 2: Medi Vemenardi (REU) 12.80, David Leboulch (FRA) 11.33, Jocelyn Poulou (PYF) 11.33, Pedro
Berasaluce (EUK) 8.00
Heat 3: Jules Thomet (FRA) 13.17, Tristan Guilbaud (FRA)  10.10, Guillaume Mangiarotti (FRA) 8.73, Andrew Petrelluzzi (GLP) 7.46
Heat 4: Tom Cloarec (FRA)  12.14, Damien Chaudoy (REU) 11.47, Vasco Ribeiro (PRT) 10.16, Ander Mendiguren (EUK) 7.94

RESULTS QUARTER-FINALS OAKLEY GIRLS PRO JUNIOR SAN SEBASTIAN
Heat 1: Cannelle Bulard (REU) 13.50, Joanna Giansanti (FRA) 11.66, Marie Dejean (FRA) 5.27, Ainara Aymat (EUK) 4.20
Heat 2: Alizee Arnaud (FRA) 12.50, Josephine Costes (FRA) 7.00, Ana Morau (FRA) 6.30, Ana Sarmento
(PRT) 5.17
Heat 3: Pauline Ado (FRA) 17.27, Garazi Sanchez (EUK) 10.00, Lucia Martino (ESP) 6.13, Erika Franco (ESP) 3.36
Heat 4: Joanne Defay (FRA) 12.50, Justine Dupont (FRA) 9.10, Marion Bouzigues (FRA) 5.76, Camille Davila (FRA) 5.56


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