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Abdel el Harim wins Mada Hold Up Series & Maldives trip

Abdel el Harim : photo Mada Hold Up Tour/Laurent Masurel

Mada Hold Up Series

Presented by Salomon
Anglet France
28 - 29 May 2005

L'epreuve Sables d'Olonne 

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 3 June, 2005 : - - Those HOLD UP series were a serious good deal for the dirty fourteen ! Who was gonna rob the ticket to paradise ??? ...So, they all met on the “plage du club” in Anglet to confront their surfing ability and find out whose the chief of the 40 thieves! 

Well...ABDEL EL HARIM kicked in, took the prize and ran... After his qualification in Hossegor “Abdou” went through the semi and the quarter finals to enter the final of the final !  

The ultimate heat saw the confrontation of: 

1. Abdel EL HARIM Elite / Hossegor
2. Antoine DELPERRO Compétitor
3. Geoffroy HENNO Compétitor / Lacanau
4. Arnaud BINARD Lambda / Hossegor


Les Winners podium : photo Mada Hold Up Tour/Laurent Masurel


The 3 categories were represented in the final. One elite member (Abdel), 2 competitors (Geoff and Antoine) and one lambda (Arnaud) who missed the opportunity to use is mighty weapon - the “double whammy”. 

Abdel the “Golden Hood” won a trip to the maldives on a boat for 3 persons !
Antoine “Silver Hood” DELPERRO left the place with a quiver of blue boards
Geoffroy HENNO as the “Bronze Hood” was covered with neoprene wetsuits by Salomon
and Arnaud BINARD has his eyes seriously protected thanks to Electric eyewear.


Saturday Night Live : photo Mada Hold Up Tour/Laurent Masurel


On Saturday the evening party raged untill late, and a few bodies were found in the morning light !  

The next day an expression Session was launched... Jean Baptiste ADOLPHE a young surfer from the Reunion Island and currently studies in Bordeaux, pulled a couple of stylish backside 180 in windy conditions to take the lead and walk away with a Salomon blue board!

That’s it for the Mada Hold Up Series prsented by Salomon S-core !!!


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