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Swatch Girls Pro France funnels down to just 18

Quincy Davis © ASP/Masurel




Swatch Girls Pro France

ASP Women's 6-Star event
ASP Women's Pro Junior Event
Seignosse-Hossegor, France
20 - 24 August 2014

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Epic Opening Day at Swatch Girls Pro France

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 20 August, 2014 - Plage Des Bourdaines - Seignosse, France - From the break of dawn until the going down of the sun the world's best surfers tore apart fun waves on the opening day of the Swatch Girls Pro France. 33 heats were completed making for an epic day of surfing as the field of 84 surfers was narrowed down to 18.

"From the water you look back on the set up and it's such a cool scene," said Australian Laura Enever, who won her Round 3 and 4 heats. "The crowds are fantastic and Swatch and the other sponsors spoil us so much. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else."

"It's been a long day, but a good one," said Coco Ho (HAW), who is scheduled to surf her Round 4 heat tomorrow morning. "The waves were small, but at least there was a lot of them. You have to stay busy and, as ever, the crowd is right behind you."

Les Bourdaines © Swatch/Poullenot


The best cheers were reserved for local hope Pauline Ado (FRA), who progressed through to the Round of 24 along with Enever in the last heat of the day. "It's fantastic to be surfing here at home. You kick off after a wave and the crowd is right there in the water with you," said Ado. "It's pretty special and I'm so happy to get through and get the chance to surf again."

Australian world ranked No. 10 Nikki Van Dijk was one of the day's best performers, with two convincing heat wins. "I love France and everything about it; the food, the culture and the waves," said Van Dijk. "While it's small, the waves are still fun. I was pleasantly surprised this morning, you just have to stay moving and think lightly."

The highest heat total of the day, a 15.75 out of 20, was scored by young Tataina Weston-Webb from Hawaii. "I just went out to have fun and not think about the scores too much," said Weston-Webb. "I wanted to try and catch as many waves as possible and it paid off."

Conditions are expected to be similar for tomorrow with organizers making a call at 7:00 a.m.

Coco Ho © Swatch/Poullenot


Heat 4: Lee Ann Curren (FRA), Stephanie Single (AUS), Quincy Davis (USA), Mahina Maeda (HAW) 

Heat 5: Bianca Buitendag (ZAF), Silvana Lima (BRA), Anali Gomez (PER), Chelsea Tuach (BRB) 

Heat 6: Holly-Sue Coffey (AUS), Alizé Arnaud (FRA), Paige Hareb (NZL), Coco Ho (HAW) 

Heat 1: Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 13.25, Keely Andrew (AUS) 9.40, Johanne Defay (FRA) 9.20, Nao Omura (JPN) 7.00

Heat 2: Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 12.00, Ellie-Jean Coffey (AUS) 10.80, Brianna Cope (HAW) 8.35, Bronte Macaulay (AUS) 7.55

Heat 3: Pauline Ado (FRA) 10.00, Laura Enever (AUS) 8.90, Dimity Stoyle (AUS) 7.45, Tanika Hoffman (ZAF) 6.20
Heat 1: Johanne Defay (FRA) 13.10, Brianna Cope (HAW) 11.45, Meah Collins (USA) 8.25, Bailey Nagy (HAW) 8.15

Heat 2: Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 14.80, Ellie-Jean Coffey (AUS) 11.15, Jacqueline Silva (BRA) 9.95, Brittani Nicholl (AUS) 9.60

Heat 3: Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 15.75, Keely Andrew (AUS) 12.55, Mikaela Greene (AUS) 8.90, Ana Morau (FRA) 6.00

Heat 4: Bronte Macaulay (AUS) 11.85, Nao Omura (JPN) 11.80, Nage Melamed (HAW) 11.45, Kim Veteau (GLP) 9.75

Heat 5: Laura Enever (AUS) 13.50, Lee Ann Curren (FRA) 8.60, Isabella Nicholls (AUS) 8.15, Ella Williams (NZL) 7.55

Heat 6: Pauline Ado (FRA) 11.45, Stephanie Single (AUS) 9.50, Maud Le Car (FRA) 9.00, Frankie Harrer (USA) 8.40

Heat 7: Quincy Davis (USA) 11.30, Tanika Hoffman (ZAF) 9.35, Justine Dupont (FRA) 8.85, Sage Erickson (USA) 7.30

Heat 8: Mahina Maeda (HAW) 11.00, Dimity Stoyle (AUS) 8.50, Carina Duarte (PRT) 5.10, Rina Katazawa (JPN) 3.60

Heat 9: Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) 9.80, Holly-Sue Coffey (AUS) 9.05, Sofia Mulanovich (PER) 8.40, Lucia Martiño (ESP) 7.10

Heat 10: Silvana Lima (BRA) 13.15, Alizé Arnaud (FRA) 11.50, Sophia Bernard (AUS) 5.40, Marie Dejean (FRA) 4.30

Heat 11: Paige Hareb (NZL) 8.00, Anali Gomez (PER) 7.10, Georgia Fish (AUS) 5.95, Crystal Vail (AUS) 5.00

Heat 12: Coco Ho (HAW) 11.15, Chelsea Tuach (BRB) 9.25, Laura Poncini (AUS) 8.90, Marion Bouzigues (FRA) 7.05

Heat 1: Meah Collins (USA) 10.00, Jacqueline Silva (BRA) 9.70, Tessa Thyssen (GLP) 8.80, Dominic Barona (ECU) 7.70

Heat 2: Brittani Nicholl (AUS) 12.25, Bailey Nagy (HAW) 7.75, Joanne Dennison (GBR) 3.60

Heat 3: Mikaela Greene (AUS) 12.30, Nage Melamed (HAW) 10.95, Codie Klein (AUS) 10.15, Keshia Seelow-Eyre (PRT) 7.35

Heat 4: Nao Omura (JPN) 10.75, Ana Morau (FRA) 7.00, Reika Noro (JPN) 7.00, Jessica Anderson (CHL) 3.95

Heat 5: Isabella Nicholls (AUS) 11.65, Frankie Harrer (USA) 11.10, Garazi Sanchez-Ortun (EUK) 8.45, Yolanda Aneiros (ESP) 2.00

Heat 6: Stephanie Single (AUS) 10.00, Lee Ann Curren (FRA) 6.50, Carol Henrique (PRT) 4.10, Ophélie Couchot (FRA) 1.35

Heat 7: Quincy Davis (USA) 12.25, Rina Katazawa (JPN) 7.65, Anat Lelior (ISR) 7.25, Anne-Cécile Le Tallec (FRA) 2.85

Heat 8: Mahina Maeda (HAW) 15.50, Tanika Hoffman (ZAF) 7.30, Natsuki Suda (JPN) 6.00, Demi Boelsterli (USA) 3.75

Heat 9: Holly-Sue Coffey (AUS) 13.25, Marie Dejean (FRA) 12.30, Laura Macaulay (AUS) 11.35, Sarah Beardmore (GBR) 4.60

Heat 10: Sophia Bernard (AUS) 12.65, Sofia Mulanovich (PER) 12.65, Ainara Aymat (EUK) 7.90, Minami Takechi (JPN) 6.15

Heat 11: Anali Gomez (PER) 12.25, Laura Poncini (AUS) 9.90, Teresa Bonvalot (PRT) 8.00, Kloee Openshaw (USA) 3.15

Heat 12: Marion Bouzigues (FRA) 6.30, Crystal Vail (AUS) 4.95, Teal Hogg (ZAF) 4.55 

Heat 1: Tessa Thyssen (GLP) 10.50, Joanne Dennison (GBR) 3.45, Matisse Patterson (DEU) 3.00, Mahe Javegny (REU) 2.50

Heat 2: Nage Melamed (HAW) 10.50, Ana Morau (FRA) 6.50, Jasmine De Beer (BEL) 2.35

Heat 3: Yolanda Aneiros (ESP) 6.50, Ophélie Couchot (FRA) 4.15, Alice-Mélissa Lemoigne (REU) 3.40

Heat 4: Anat Lelior (ISR) 7.55, Tanika Hoffman (ZAF) 6.75, Lisa Girardet (REU) 5.65, Caroline Perret (FRA) 2.20

Heat 5: Sarah Beardmore (GBR) 9.00, Ainara Aymat (EUK) 8.00, Camilla Kemp (PRT) 4.65

Heat 6: Teresa Bonvalot (PRT) 10.25, Teal Hogg (ZAF) 3.05, Camille-Elena Lavocat (GLP) 2.90

Stéphanie Protet

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