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After two Lay Days Lacanau Pro resumes in tricky conditions

Nelson Cloarec © WSL / Masurel




Sooruz Lacanau Pro 

World Surf League QS Men's Event
World Surf League QS Women's Event
Grande Plage, Lacanau, France
14 - 23 August 2015

Not a solid swell, but enough to get the comp going

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 21 August, 2015 - Grande Plage, Lacanau - Following two successive lay days, competition resumed in Lacanau in clean two-to-three foot surf to complete two rounds of competitions. The Soöruz Lacanau Pro’s top seeds will now enter the show when the event recommences, bringing International surf stars into the mix.

Guy Sato (JPN) 18, collected one of the day’s top scores, an excellent 8 point ride for a combination of four good manoeuvers on a fast little runner. The talented Japanese opened his Lacanau campaign the best of ways and will look to confirm in the following round.

“I knew exactly what I wanted to ride out there, the second wave of a set and thankfully I got a nice wave,” Sato said. “That was my plan and it worked out, I’m super happy. This board is from a French shaper Clean Cut and I’m very happy with it.”

Northern Peru’s Lucca Mesinas Novaro 19, secured the round’s highest combined heat total in the very last heat of the day. The young Junior dominated his 20-minute bout to earn his ticket for the first prizemoney round.

“It’s my first time traveling and surfing in Europe and I’m super happy to be here,” Mesinas Novaro said. “It’s a fun wave, I hope we get a bit more size as right now they’re really fast. I’m going to compete in Anglet and Pantin next, and head home for a North-America Junior event, I’m trying to qualify for the World Juniors there.”

Luke Dillon (GBR) 20, advanced alongside compatriot Reubyn Ash into the top seeds round, with a solid performance despite the very tricky lineup. Winner of the final Junior event of 2014 in Lanzarote, Dillon transitioned to now battle amongst the Qualifying Series for a spot into the major events.

“The waves were a bit small and it’s difficult, but I tried to get the little bigger ones and it worked out,” Dillon said. “It’s good to surf in the bigger events and surf against the better guys. We just had a heat with Paulo Moura, I used to see him on the CT so that’s definitely a bit different from the Pro Juniors. I want to do a few events this year, try to get a seed and get into the bigger events next season, so Lacanau is the start !”

Mihimana Braye (PYF) 19, came out on top of an international heat opposed to Australians Harrison Martin and Caiden Fowler (AUS) and South-Africa’s Slade Prestwich. The powerful Tahitian managed to adapt to the day’s conditions and played his cards right to take the win.

“We’ve been waiting two days for waves and today was tricky but I think everyone was happy to finally surf,” Braye stated. “We’ve had fun and relaxed on the lay days with my Tahitian friends, there’s a really good crew here and we hope to do good in the event. It’s definitely harder for some of us who are surfing for the first time in Europe and experiencing these conditions, but I’ve personally been coming here for some time and I feel quite good even in the small surf.”

Surfers and event officials will reconvene on Saturday at 7:30AM for a potential early re-start to the competition. Up first will be a 100% French matchup between Charly Martin (GLP), Paul Cesar Distinguin (FRA), Nelson Cloarec (FRA) and Edouard Delpero (FRA) in the first heat of the fourth round.

The 2015 Soöruz Lacanau Pro is scheduled from August 18-23, 2015. The Soöruz Lacanau Pro is made possible with the support of the following event partners: Soöruz and NRJ amongst others.



Heat 1: Charly Martin (GLP), Paul Cesar Distinguin (FRA), Nelson Cloarec (FRA), Edouard Delpero (FRA) 

Heat 2: Mateia Hiquily (PYF), Steven Pierson (PYF), Teale Vanner (AUS), Reo Inaba (JPN) 

Heat 3: Deivid Silva (BRA), Kiron Jabour (HAW), Dimitri Ouvre (BLM), Jorgann Couzinet (REU) 

Heat 4:  Mitch Crews (AUS), Vicente Romero (ESP), Pierre-Valentin Laborde (FRA), Harrison Mann (AUS) 

Heat 5: Victor Bernardo (BRA), Leandro Usuna (ARG), Thiago Guimaraes (BRA), Tommy Boucaut (FRA) 

Heat 6: Gony Zubizarreta (ESP), Dale Staples (ZAF),Adrien Toyon (FRA), Imanol Yeregi (EUK) 

Heat 7: Jean Da Silva (BRA), Thiago Camarao (BRA), Natxo Gonzalez (EUK), Reubyn Ash (GBR) 

Heat 8: Joan Duru (FRA), Nomme Mignot (FRA), Luke Dillon (GBR), Shane Campbell (AUS) 

Heat 9: Dylan Lightfoot (ZAF), Timothee Bisso (GLP), Tristan Guilbaud (FRA), Robson Santos (BRA)

Heat 10: Jose Ferreira (PRT), Pedro Henrique (BRA), Eduardo Fernandes (PRT), Harry Timson (GBR) 

Heat 11: Marc Lacomare (FRA),David Van Zyl (ZAF), Aldric God (FRA), Slade Prestwich (ZAF) 

Heat 12: Ramzi Boukhiam (MAR), Marco Giorgi (URY), Mihimana Braye (PYF), Diego Mignot (FRA) 

Heat 13: Willian Cardoso (BRA), Hodei Collazo (EUK), Mitchell James (AUS), Bino Lopes (BRA) 

Heat 14: Lucas Silveira (BRA), Vincent Duvignac (FRA), Abdel El Harim (MAR), Kalani Ball (AUS) 

Heat 15: Medi Veminardi (REU), Miguel Tudela (PER), Guy Sato (JPN), Elliot Paerata-Reid (NZL) 

Heat 16: Maxime Huscenot (FRA), Makai McNamara (HAW), Lucca Mesinas Novaro (PER), Dean Bowen (AUS) 



Heat 1: Nelson Cloarec (FRA) 12.23, Reo Inaba (JPN) 11.87, Andy Criere (FRA) 10.26, Jerome Forrest (AUS) 9.77

Heat 2: Teale Vanner (AUS) 11.10, Edouard Delpero (FRA) 10.14, Johnny Noris (USA) 8.04, Arthur Lassee (FRA) 7.13

Heat 3: Dimitri Ouvre (BLM) 11.33, Harrison Mann (AUS) 11.30, Robbie Rickard (AUS) 10.96, Lliam Mortensen (AUS) 9.07

Heat 4: Pierre-Valentin Laborde (FRA) 9.20, Jorgann Couzinet (REU) 9.20, Renato Galvao (BRA) 8.00, Nicholas Squiers (AUS) 7.27

Heat 5: Thiago Guimaraes (BRA) 11.40, Imanol Yeregi (EUK) 8.83, Angelo Bonomelli (ITA) 6.44, Nanook Ballerin (BLM) 5.73

Heat 6: Adrien Toyon (FRA) 10.76, Tommy Boucaut (FRA) 10.56, Colt Ward (USA) 10.50, Miguel Blanco (PRT) 10.06

Heat 7: Natxo Gonzalez (EUK) 10.47, Shane Campbell (AUS) 9.70, Guilherme Fonseca (PRT) 9.67, William Aliotti (FRA) 7.27

Heat 8: Luke Dillon (GBR) 12.77, Reubyn Ash (GBR) 9.40, Ethan Egiguren (EUK) 8.33, Paulo Moura (BRA) 5.40,

Heat 9: Tristan Guilbaud (FRA) 11.07, Harry Timson (GBR) 10.90, Cody Robinson (AUS) 10.73, O'Neill Massin (PYF) 10.30

Heat 10: Eduardo Fernandes (PRT) 12.90, Robson Santos (BRA) 12.77, Charly Quivront (FRA) 10.83, Saxon Lumsden (AUS) 6.53

Heat 11: Aldric God (FRA) 10.33, Diego Mignot (FRA) 8.70, Matthew McGillivray (ZAF) 7.03, Gabriel Andre (BRA) 6.93

Heat 12: Mihimana Braye (PYF) 12.60, Slade Prestwich (ZAF) 11.63, Harrison Martin (AUS) 9.74, Caiden Fowler (AUS) 7.04

Heat 13: Mitchell James (AUS) 13.14, Kalani Ball (AUS) 10.54, Norman Landa (EUK) 7.24, Mitch Parkinson (AUS) 6.16

Heat 14: Abdel El Harim (MAR) 11.34, Bino Lopes (BRA) 10.24, Gatien Delahaye (GLP) 9.37, Tomas Fernandes (PRT) 8.73

Heat 15: Guy Sato (JPN) 12.70, Dean Bowen (AUS) 10.34, Matt Lewis Hewitt (NZL) 9.73, Alonso Correa (PER) 6.27

Heat 16: Lucca Mesinas Novaro (PER) 13.66, Elliot Paerata-Reid (NZL) 8.03, Joao Kopke (PRT) 4.50, Landon McNamara (HAW) 4.00



Heat 1: Andy Criere (FRA) 11.40, Edouard Delpero (FRA) 9.70, Luis Diaz (CNY) 9.60, Enzo Cavallini (GLP) 5.53

Heat 2: Arthur Lassee (FRA) 11.93, Nelson Cloarec (FRA) 11.50, Louis Gillick (AUS) 10.50, Caina Souza Da Silva (BRA) 6.23

Heat 3: Lliam Mortensen (AUS) 15.60, Jorgann Couzinet (REU) 14.47, Anthony Fillingim (CRI) 14.20, Pedro Coelho (PRT) 10.10

Heat 4: Pierre-Valentin Laborde (FRA) 8.96, Robbie Rickard (AUS) 8.57, Caina Barletta (BRA) 8.43, Remi Petersen (NLD) 5.27

Heat 5: Angelo Bonomelli (ITA) 13.07, Miguel Blanco (PRT) 10.10, Eala Stewart (HAW) 8.33, Tomas Lopez Moreno (ARG) 5.00

Heat 6: Colt Ward (USA) 10.27, Nanook Ballerin (BLM) 8.30, Arne Bergwinkl (DEU) 7.17, Samuel Etchelecou (FRA) 4.07

Heat 7: Guilherme Fonseca (PRT) 11.10, Reubyn Ash (GBR) 10.96, Max Longhurst (AUS) 9.43, David Watkins (NZL) 3.30

Heat 8: Luke Dillon (GBR) 12.10, Natxo Gonzalez (EUK) 11.40, Michael Zaugg (CHE) 5.84, Nate Dorman (USA) 4.90

Heat 9: O'Neill Massin (PYF) 14.46, Eduardo Fernandes (PRT) 13.53, Vasco Ribeiro (PRT) 10.17, Jackson Baker (AUS) 9.26

Heat 10: Saxon Lumsden (AUS) 11.73, Harry Timson (GBR) 10.43, Tereva David (PYF) 10.30, Joshua Braddock (GBR) 6.60

Heat 11: Matthew McGillivray (ZAF) 16.00, Harrison Martin (AUS) 11.77, Allen Schuyler (HAW) 5.67, Brett Edwards (AUS) 5.60

Heat 12: Caiden Fowler (AUS) 12.50, Aldric God (FRA) 11.80, Julen Egiguren (EUK) 7.36

Heat 13: Kalani Ball (AUS) 17.07, Abdel El Harim (MAR) 11.77, Facundo Arreyes (ARG) 7.67, Harrison Steele (AUS) 6.83

Heat 14: Bino Lopes (BRA) 13.20, Norman Landa (EUK) 10.83, Ariihoe Tefaafana (PYF) 10.73, Gabriel Andre (BRA) 3.03

Heat 15: Dean Bowen (AUS) 13.76, Joao Kopke (PRT) 10.83, Tomas Ferreira (PRT) 7.97, Riley Laing (AUS) 1.07

Heat 16: Elliot Paerata-Reid (NZL) 10.50, Alonso Correa (PER) 8.33, Luis Perloiro (PRT) 6.77, Francisco Usuna (ARG) 6.33

Nicolas Leroy

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