Maud Lecar (Saint Martin, FRA) has won the ASP 2-Star Airwalk Lacanau
Pro Junior today in clean consistent rippable three-foot (one meter) waves,
respectively in the women's divisions while Joanne Defay (St Leu,
REU) secured a second ASP European Women's Junior title after placing
runner-up in the event.
Taking a first ASP event win today and consequently qualifying for the ASP
World Junior Tour finishing second overall, French Caribbean Maud Lecar
(Saint Martin, FRA) was able to select the final's best waves and unleash
some solid carving surfing on the peeling shorebreak lefthanders to wrap-up
the 2011 ASP European Women's Junior Series in great fashion.
"To win my first Junior event in front of such a crowd and in good waves is
just amazing," Lecar said. "I was pretty stressed at the start of the final
but slowly got back to my game plan and waited for the bombs to let my
surfing go and finally win the thing. Finishing the year off like that and
now being secured for the Asp Women's World Junior Tour means everything
Final event on this year's ASP European Women's Junior Series, the Airwalk
Lacanau Pro Junior witnessed a close title showdown with rankings' leader
Canelle Bulard (Reunion island, FRA) missing out on the title in the final
heat of the year and letting 18-year-old and former champion Joanne Defay
take a second ASP European Junior Girls crown in Lacanau.
"I was stressed throughout the last events and went through a busy year with
high school graduation and the tour," Defay said. "I was losing a bit of
confidence but I felt good heat after heat here and to clinch the European
crown for the second time today has made my year. I was aiming at making the
ASP Women's World Junior cut and it's done, along with the title."
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