French surf phenomenon Marc Lacomare (Capbreton, FRA), 20, has added another great achievement to his young nonetheless brilliant career today after securing the 2010 ASP European Men’s title in Gran Canaria.
Lacomare, who was one heat win away from clinching the regional crown coming to the final event of this year’s European tour, the ASP 5-Star Islas Canarias Ocean & Earth pro, did not miss the opportunity today advancing through to Round 2 of competition with a brilliant performance including a near perfect 9.8 point ride.
“I didn’t expect it to happen so early in the contest,” Lacomare said. “I am really happy with the European title. It has been a good year for me for sure and I hope I can continue my good momentum [through the end of the year].”
Lacomare, a former ASP European Junior champion (2009), stepped-up against the world’s best for his first year competing on the ASP Star and Prime Series to finish his European run atop a hungry field of world-class athletes, including current regional ratings’ No. 2 Tim Boal (Anglet, FRA), former ASP Elite member and ASP European Champion (2008).
“That heat in the event today was really tense as I started it slow falling on my first wave,” Lacomare said. “While paddling back out that wave stood-up in front of me, I turned around, pulled into the barrel and made it. It is perfect to win the title with a 9.8 point barrel.”