We bumped into WCT rookie Tim Boal the other day checking the dap down at Cavaliers, Anglet. There looked like there were a few fun ones out there. He was stoked to be back home for a couple of days to rest up before the next ‘CT leg in Brazil. Said he’s just been non-stop travelling the last few months. And going from the press release below penning new contracts too. With the Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro starting this weekend, we’ll be keeping an eye out on how he goes. See the press release below.

ASP World Tour surfer Tim Boal (Anglet, FRA), 25, recently signed contracts with Casio G-Shock and Ville d’Anglet following new deals brokered by Agency Sports International (ASI) Management.

The reigning ASP European Men’s Champion commented: “I’m really stoked to sign with G-Shock and super excited about the prospect of joining their team of talented action sports riders. It’s also a real pleasure for me to start working with Anglet as part of my hometown’s ongoing promotion as an international surf destination."

Only three events into his maiden year on the ASP World Tour, Boal currently finds himself tied in equal 25th place in the overall ratings. After two solid performances in Australia earlier this year, Boal most recently scored his third successive 17th equal finish of the year at the Billabong Pro in Tahiti.

Reflecting on his year to date from Anglet, Boal said: “This year has been non-stop – lots of traveling and contests in Australia and Tahiti, plus a couple of WQS events in Portugal and California thrown in for good measure. After working so hard to qualify last year, I’m just 100% focused on doing my best and also trying to enjoy every moment and heat. Hopefully I can get another good result down in Brazil later this month to cement my position inside the top 25."

Outside of competition, Boal has also been busy fulfilling his obligations to his sponsors, and recently returned from a memorable trip to the Mentawais with the Red Bull team. “It’s really nice to break away from the contest scene for a couple of weeks. I feel like my batteries are fully recharged now, and I’m looking forward to the next tour stop in Brazil – I’ve never been to the place before but I’m pretty sure it will be easier to figure out than Teahupoo."

Stay tuned to find out how Tim gets on at the Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro – the fourth stop on the ASP World Tour calendar scheduled to take place at the end of June.

Tim Boal’s sponsors include Reef, Red Bull, Oakley, Pull-in, Dakine, Surfersvillage, Pukas, Casio G-Shock and Ville d’Anglet.