SOPELANA, Spain (Sunday, August 5th, 2007)
The contest started at 8 o’clock with the girls. They had the good fortune of taking advantage of the best of the conditions to finish the semis and the final.
They put on a great show. The final had the spectators holding their breath. Canelle Bulard (FRA) and Laetitia Sudre (REU) battled against the conditions during the thirty minute heat, but couldn’t find the necessary waves. The leader for the first 20 minutes of the final was Justine Dupont with a 6.67 and a 5.43. But at the end of the heat, Pauline Ado found a long powerful 5 foot right and strung together 4 maneuvers, handing her the victory with a 9.53 ride, the best score of the entire contest.
A few minutes later, the beach at Sopelana was hit by a violent storm making the running of the semis a bit dangerous. A delay of thirty minutes was enough to restart the contest.
Bravo to all our surfers who put on a fantastic show. And a big thank-you to the organizers and sponsors who set up this new leg of the ASP European Pro Junior Tour.
See you all next week for the next stop in Lacanau, France !
1 Star Asp Europe Nikita Women’s Pro Junior
1 Pauline Ado, 15.03 points (FRA)
2 Justine Dupont, 12.10 points (FRA)
3 Canelle Bulard, 10.07 points (FRA)
4 Laetitia Sudre, 7.66 points (REU)
Courtois Straight Through to the Semis
– Pauline Courtois leads after first day