The Team Rip Curl Start the Summer in Fine Form
Since the beginning of July, there’s been one surf competition after another and the Rip Curl team is ever present on the podiums! After some great top-three finishes at the Eurosurf comp in Anglet, the team is continuing to produce some very impressive results.
The summer season started in Portugal with the Pro Junior at Cordoama, during the SuperBock. The best junior surfers on the planet were there for the premier European Pro Junior of the season. After having gotten through each heat, many of the Rip Curl riders, both boys and girls, made it to the final. In the Women’s final, 3 of the 4 finalists were members of the Rip Curl team: Pauline Ado from Hendaye, Marie Dejean from La Vendée and the young lady from Reunion Island, Cannelle Bulard, 13 years old. During the final, the first to make a break is Pauline, who succeeded in hitting a high 7.00 for her first score. Her choice of waves is excellent, and she ends up resting ahead of the field with a last wave of 7.83, notably due to a series of pretty technical cutbacks executed with style. Pauline Ado wins the Pro Junior, followed by Alizée Arnaud, Cannelle Bulard and Marie Dejean.
Young man from the Landes, Pierre-Valentin Laborde, also had an impressive round, finishing second in the Pro Junior. "I’m really stoked with this podium finish. I knew it wasn’t going to be easy, especially in the semi-final. This result means that my position on the European rankings will increase!"
Last weekend the young lady surfers once again offered the public a rip-roaring spectacle. Twice in as many weeks, at the Pro Junior Biarritz, Marie Dejean, Pauline Ado, and Cannelle managed to get into the final! But this time, it’s Marie Dejean who stands out from the field, beating her fellow countrywomen hands down. Marie is in fine fettle, her moves are impressive and she totals 18.40 against Popo who finished with 13.30. Marie rode also the 4 best waves of the comp. A good result too for Cannelle Bulard, 13 from Reunion Island, who managed to get the podium once more! A good surfer to follow in the future! This time around it’s a 100 % Rip Curl podium. Well done Marie.
Next rendez-vous on August 3rd in the Spanish Basque country for the Pro Junior 1 star...