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Espinho Pro Junior whittled down to the business end

Vasco Ribeiro ©ASP/Masurel



Espinho Surf Destination Pro Junior

ASP 2-Star Mens & Womens Pro Junior
Praia De Baia, Espinho, Portugal
26 - 29 June, 2014

Surfers Take it to the Air at the Espinho Surf Destination

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 28 June, 2014 - Praia de Baia Espinho, Portugal - The Espinho Surf Destination, stop No. 1 on the European Pro Junior Series, has completed another mammoth day of competition to reduce the field to only fourteen men and decide the women quarter-finalists, in wind affected 3-4Ft surf.

Diego Mignot (FRA) 18, entered a battle of the nines with Will Davey (GBR) in which he came out on top with a near-perfect 9.60 out of 10, the highest recorded score of the event so far, against Davey’s 9.10. 

“I was in third and needing a big score,” Mignot explained. “It was a super important wave, I caught that left on my forehand and started with a good air-reverse then had time a couple more big turns. I just gave everything I had in that wave and I’m stoked that the judges appreciated.”

Aldric God (FRA) 17, stamped his authority alongside the big dogs in the event, defeating reigning European Champion Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA) and Tahitian powerhouse Mihimana Braye (PYF) in the process. 

“That was a tough one, I felt like time couldn’t pass any slower waiting for the final horn,” God said. “It was very close between all of us and we all got at least one big score, so anyone could take it potentially. I’m stoked to have come up on top !”

Having secured one of the highest heat totals of the event in his first heat of the day, God continued to push his surfing to advance ahead of more experienced competitors. The young Frenchman gets one step closer to making his goal of surfing a man-on-man heat for the first time.

“I feel like everyone gave it 200% and we pushed each other to surf better,” God continued. “I want to continue and make at least one more heat to have the opportunity to surf a man-on-man, I’ve never done it before !”

Portugal’s Vasco Ribeiro (PRT) 19, also secured a solid heat win to confirm he’s leading the charge and try to keep the event trophy on home soil.

Tommy Boucaut (FRA) 19 who lit up the perfect conditions yesterday had his back against the wall in the round of 32 having only been able to find one high scoring ride with only seconds to go. The talented regular footer started on a last opportunity wave and managed to produce multiple hits to collect a 7.00 and the heat win.

“That was really stressing,” Boucaut reflected. “Conditions have changed a lot since this morning, and I spent ten minutes catching nothing basically. Then I got a 6 and it was one of the best waves of the heat so it gave me a little confidence to come back. I caught that little double-up right on the buzzer and cashed in four or five manoeuvers, and thankfully I got the score to advance.”

Long days of competition altered by lenghty high-tide lulls almost cost Boucaut his heat when he arrived late on site and couldn’t properly assess the conditions.
“Lesson learned,” Boucaut continued. “I got here late and didn’t watch the waves, I really thought there were going to be more coming through. I will not make the same mistake and definitely take more time to study the lineup and come up with strategy.”
The women’s field slimmed down to only eight with quarter-finalists decided in the very first morning heats. Event favourites confirmed their dominant position letting nothing to chance and advancing into the final rounds of the event. Contest officials will reconvene tomorrow morning at 8am to assess conditions for the final day of competition.

The ASP 2-Star Men and Women Espinho Surf Destination Pro Junior is scheduled from June 26-29, 2014 in Espinho, Portugal. For all results, photos, video highlights, press releases and LIVE webcast, log on to 

The Espinho Surf Destination Pro Junior is made possible with the support of the following event partners: Câmara Municipal de Espinho (City Council of Espinho), ON2 (Programa Operacional Regional do Norte), Praia Golfe Hotel, Castros and SuperBock amongst others. The official media partner is Jornal i.
Heat 1: Lens Arancibia Avila (FRA) 12.50, Nomme Mignot (FRA) 10.07, Titouan Deffarges (FRA) 7.93, Adrian Zorriketa (EUK) 6.26

Heat 2: Imanol Yeregi (EUK) 12.33, Joao Kopke (PRT) 10.97, Enzo Cavallini (GLP) 7.77, Luca Dioguardi (CNY) 6.10

Heat 3: Tomas Fernandes (PRT) 11.27, Luis Diaz (CNY) 8.67, Ignacia Guisasola (ESP) 5.73, Henrique Pyrrait (PRT) 4.97

Heat 4: Tom Cloarec (FRA) 10.17, Arne Bergwinkl (DEU) 8.80, Elliot Ivarra (GLP) 8.03, Yeray Garcia Ferrera (CNY) 5.80

Heat 5: Tommy Boucaut (FRA) 12.46, Mihimana Braye (PYF) 10.94, Luke Dillon (GBR) 8.83, Dylan Groen (DEU) 5.47

Heat 6: Charly Termeau (FRA) 12.24, Natxo Gonzalez (EUK) 11.00, Jobe Harriss (GBR) 7.67, Imanol Geledan (FRA) 5.86

Heat 7: Aldric God (FRA) 15.57, Gaspard Larsonneur (FRA) 14.67, Joao Andre (PRT) 10.77, Pierre Rollet (FRA) 5.60

Heat 8: Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA) 11.33, Lander Davila (ESP) 9.54, Jacome Correia (PRT) 5.43, Ruben Vita (PRT) 4.97

Heat 9: Tomas Ferreira (PRT) 9.80, Leon Glatzer (DEU) 9.66, Mateia Hiquily (PYF) 9.00, Patrick Mainstone (ESP) 5.30

Heat 10: Ethan Egiguren (EUK) 12.10, Will Davey (GBR) 9.57, Timothee Bisso (GLP) 9.50, Loyan Pons De Vier (FRA) 9.20

Heat 11: Diego Mignot (FRA)13.67, Luis Perloiro (PRT) 10.07, Harry Timson (GBR) 7.17, Ruben Vitoria (EUK) 6.37

Heat 12: Miguel Blanco (PRT) 13.16, Guilherme Fonseca (PRT) 9.63, Quentin Grenard (FRA) 8.53, Gonzalo Gutierrez (ESP) 6.90

Heat 13: Andy Criere (FRA) 14.00, Titouan Boyer (MAF) 10.74, Lucas Jannier (REU) 9.63, Arran Strong (GBR) 8.46

Heat 14: Charly Quivront (FRA) 12.27, Paul Cesar Distinguin (FRA) 11.33, Miguel Perez-Moneo (ESP) 7.83, Juan Ignacio Sebastia (CNY) 5.43

Heat 15: Nelson Cloarec (FRA) 13.17, Gatien Delahaye (GLP) 11.40, Pedro Coelho (PRT) 7.34, Frederico Magalhaes (PRT) 4.73

Heat 16: Vasco Ribeiro (PRT) 12.67, Julen Egiguren (EUK) 10.34, Miguel Betegon (ESP) 7.20, Alex Bauduin (CNY) 6.94
Heat 1: Arne Bergwinkl (DEU) 12.50, Lens Arancibia Avila (FRA) 11.66, Imanol Yeregi (EUK) 10.30, Luis Diaz (CNY) 7.80

Heat 2: Tom Cloarec (FRA) 11.10, Joao Kopke (PRT) 9.47, Nomme Mignot (FRA) 9.10, Tomas Fernandes (PRT) 7.40

Heat 3: Tommy Boucaut (FRA) 13.60, Gaspard Larsonneur (FRA) 10.10, Charly Termeau (FRA) 9.90, Lander Davila (ESP) 8.74

Heat 4: Aldric God (FRA) 13.87, Natxo Gonzalez (EUK) 12.97, Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA) 11.77, Mihimana Braye (PYF) 9.43

Heat 5: Ethan Egiguren (EUK) 11.30, Guilherme Fonseca (PRT) 10.67, Tomas Ferreira (PRT) 8.20, Luis Perloiro (PRT) 6.50

Heat 6: Diego Mignot (FRA) 15.97, Will Davey (GBR) 15.50, Leon Glatzer (DEU) 13.94, Miguel Blanco (PRT) 12.20

Heat 7: Charly Quivront (FRA) 14.66, Gatien Delahaye (GLP) 13.00, Andy Criere (FRA) 11.20, Julen Egiguren (EUK) 11.03

Heat 8:  Vasco Ribeiro (PRT) 16.76, Titouan Boyer (MAF) 12.50, Paul Cesar Distinguin (FRA) 9.83, Nelson Cloarec (FRA) 9.20
Heat 1: Gaspard Larsonneur (FRA) 12.50, Natxo Gonzalez (EUK) 9.63, Tom Cloarec (FRA)9.63, Arne Bergwinkl (DEU) 7.86
Heat 2: Tommy Boucaut (FRA), Lens Arancibia Avila (FRA), Aldric God (FRA), Joao Kopke (PRT)

Heat 3: Ethan Egiguren (EUK), Gatien Delahaye (GLP), Diego Mignot (FRA), Titouan Boyer (MAF) 

Heat 4: Charly Quivront (FRA), Guilherme Fonseca (PRT), Vasco Ribeiro (PRT), Will Davey (GBR) 
Heat 2: Lucia Martiño (ESP) 7.67, Tessa Thyssen (GLP) 7.10, Ana Morau (FRA) 6.06, Michelle Beach (USA) 1.94

Heat 3: Teresa Bonvalot (PRT) 12.83, Kim Veteau (GLP) 12.07, Ariane Ochoa (EUK) 8.93, Carina Duarte (PRT) 2.63

Heat 4: Keshia Seelow-Eyre (PRT) 12.00, Marion Bouzigues (FRA) 9.20, Yolanda Aneiros (ESP) 4.97, Victoria Capdepont (FRA) 3.50
Heat 1: Leticia Canales Bilbao (EUK) vs Tessa Thyssen (GLP) 

Heat 2: Camilla Kemp (PRT) vs Lucia Martiño (ESP) 

Heat 3: Teresa Bonvalot (PRT) vs Marion Bouzigues (FRA) 

Heat 4: Kim Veteau (GLP) vs Keshia Seelow-Eyre (PRT)

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