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Johanne Defay claims ASP Euro Womens 09 Junior title


Pauline Ado, Johanne Defay, Charlie Martin : photo Aquashot/ASP Europe


Oakley Pro Junior

ASP Grade 2 Mens Junior event
ASP Grade 2 Womens Junior event
Lacanau Ocean, France
13 - 17 August 2009

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Johanne Defay claims the 2009 ASP European Women’s Junior title

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 16 August, 2009 : - - Lacanau, France – Johanne Defay (REU), 15, became the youngest surfer to claim the ASP European Women’s Junior title after placing 3rd in the ASP Grade-2 Oakley Pro Junior today. Defay, who finished her 2009 campaign with a third final in four events, showed she was the most consistent competitor this year and will represent ASP Europe in the ASP Women’s World Junior Championships (WJC) at Narabeen next January along with regional No. 2 Alizee Arnaud (Hossegor, FRA).

“It’s pretty unbelievable to win the title,” Defay said. “I never thought of that before coming to Europe and starting touring but it appeared more and more makeable and I am so happy to grab that crown. I made three finals in four events, the waves were tough today and I am not really at ease in small conditions so I couldn’t do any better. It’s been a very close race and I am glad to finish on top of the ratings.”


Johanne Defay 2009 ASP Europe Womens Junior Champion : photo Aquashot/ASPEurope


Defay, who raised her regional title trophy in front of a massive and cheering crown, will be much expected for her first appearance in the ASP Women’s WJC, the Reunion island born surfer having the skills to cause some upset if the swell offers consistency.

“I am stoked to get that spot into the WJC in January,” Defay said. “I’ve been there already but never as a competitor and it’s going to be hard, but it’s great to become part of that lucky pack and get a chance to surf with the world’s best Under-21 female surfers.”

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Women’s Final

1st, Pauline Ado (FRA), 15.96 pts
2nd, Justine Dupont (FRA), 12.84 pts
3rd, Johanne Defay (REU), 11.94 pts
4th, Bianca Buitendag (ZAF), 9.33 pts

Women’s Semifinals
Heat 1: Justine Dupont (FRA) 14.50 pts, Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) 9.06 pts, Garazi Sanchez (EUK) 7.30 pts, Marie Dejean (FRA) 7.14 pts
Heat 2: Pauline Ado (FRA) 9.17 pts, Joanne Defay (REU) 8.14 pts, Joanne Panzini (FRA) 7.83 pts, Maud Lecar (FRA) 7.10 pts

1st, Johanne Defay (REU)
2nd, Alizee Arnaud (FRA)
3rd, Marie Dejean (FRA)
4th, Garazi Sanchez (EUK)
5th, Justine Dupont (FRA)

Previous reports:
# 1 :
Oakley Pro Junior to kick-off tomorrow at Lacanau Ocean
# 2 :
Dantas rocks Day #1 of ASP Grade-2 Oakley Pro Junior...
# 3 :
Big names steal the show at Oakley Pro Junior Lacanau
# 4 : Arnaud exits event as Oakley Pro Junior eyes showdown

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