Inagural Pro Anglet
QS 1,500 Men's and Women's Event
La Chambre d'Amour, Anglet, France
August 25-30, 2015
Forecast calls for groundswell producing four-to-five foot waves
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 24 August, 2015 - Former Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour competitor Pauline Ado (FRA) 24, and recent winner of the Soöruz Lacanau Pro Maxime Huscenot (FRA) 23, have joined forces with WSL officials and Anglet Mayor Claude Olive to announce the inaugural Pro Anglet, starting tomorrow at the iconic Chambre d’Amour.
A men and women’s QS1,500, the Pro Anglet will host the best European professional surfers as well as a flurry of international QS campaigners for a week of high performance surfing on the beautiful Basque coastline of Anglet.
“I’m super happy to be back surfing a professional event here in Anglet,” Ado said. “All the conditions are right to have a great event, waves look good for the week and surfers from all-over the World have come here to compete.”
“Winning in Lacanau was extraordinary,” Huscenot added. “We are lucky to have events at home in France and I have a lot of good memories in Anglet, that was one of my first victories as a grom.”
Official forecaster of the event, Surf Report calls for a West / North-West groundswell producing four-to-five foot waves on Tuesday with offshore winds in the morning, onshore breeze in the afternoon switching back offshore before sunset.
The city of Anglet and the World Surf League have associated to produce the inaugural edition of the Pro Anglet, bringing surfing back to its rightful roots on the Basque coast of France’s iconic South-West.
“We are extremely happy to welcome back professional surfing to Anglet,” Claude Olive, Mayor of Anglet stated. “This town has a long tradition of surfing events and we’re very supportive of the WSL to install the Pro Anglet in the future of our beautiful beaches.”
Event officials have convened surfers to a 7:30AM call on Day 1 Tuesday, which depending on conditions could see either of the men’s or women’s event start as early at 8AM.
The Pro Anglet is scheduled from August 25-30, 2015 at La Chambre d’Amour, Anglet - France. For all results, photos, video highlights and press releases, log on to worldsurfleague.com.
The Pro Anglet is supported by the city Council of Anglet and the Tourism Office, Azureva Hotel, SeventyOne Percent, Surf Report, Adrenaline and Virgin Radio among others.
UPCOMING PRO ANGLET MEN’S ROUND OF 144 MATCHUPS:
Heat 1: Arne Bergwinkl (DEU), Gony Zubizarreta (ESP), Finn McGill (HAW), Thomas Bady (FRA)
Heat 2: Harley Ross-Webster (AUS), Joao Kopke (PRT), Sebastian Brugmans (BEL), Jose Ferreira (PRT)
Heat 3: Roberto D'Amico (ITA), Pierre-Valentin Laborde (FRA), Jatyr Berasaluce (EUK), Damien Chaudoy (REU)
Heat 4: Brett Edwards (AUS), Matthew McGillivray (ZAF), Leon Glatzer (DEU), Israel Barona (ECU)
Heat 5: Aurelio Prieto (ECU), Aritz Aranburu (ESP), Luis Diaz (CNY), Titouan Deffarges (FRA)
Heat 6: Joao Guedes (PRT), Aldric God (FRA), Yassine Ramdani (MAR), Gabriel Aramburu (PER)
Heat 7: Francisco Usuna (ARG), Makai McNamara (HAW), Joshua Braddock (GBR), Kalani Da Silva (CNY)
Heat 8: Pedro Coelho (PRT), Abdel El Harim (MAR), Quentin Grenard (FRA), Sebastian Olarte (URY)
UPCOMING PRO ANGLET WOMEN’S ROUND OF 48 MATCHUPS:
Heat 1: Paige Hareb (NZL), Jess Grimwood (AUS), Ellie Francis (AUS), Nina Reynal (FRA)
Heat 2: Lucia Martiño (ESP), Jessica Anderson (CHL), Monik Santos (BRA), Ophelie Couchot (FRA)
Heat 3: Tanika Hoffman (ZAF), Leticia Canales Bilbao (EUK), Marie Moana Troja (FRA), Evelyn Gontier (ARG)
Heat 4: Dax McGill (HAW), Camilla Kemp (PRT), Anne-Cécile Le Tallec (FRA), Frances Gruchy (AUS)
Heat 5: Garazi Sanchez-Ortun (EUK), Rubie Reents (AUS), Ainara Aymat (EUK), Peony Knight (GBR)
Heat 6: Keshia Seelow-Eyre (GBR), Carol Henrique (PRT), Marie Dejean (FRA), Mahe Javegny (REU)
Heat 7: Meah Collins (USA), Maddie Peterson (USA), Ariane Ochoa (EUK), Jenna Cinedrawa (NCL)
Heat 8: Bailey Nagy (HAW), Teresa Bonvalot (PRT), Ana Morau (FRA), Uhaina Joly (FRA)