Anglet Surf de Nuit
Vincent Duvignac and Pauline Ado steel the show
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 20 August, 2017 - The Anglet Surf de Nuit was completed last night with the victory of Team Rip Curl at the end of three exciting heats of night surfing. The event started at dusk and ran in great conditions to crown the winning team in front of a capacity crowd estimated at about 20,000 people.
In the first heat, Team Soöruz got the upper hand with young ripper Thomas Debierre (FRA), 16, smashing the fun two-to-three foot peaks at Chambre d’Amour. Debierre had just lost in the Caraïbos Lacanau Pro earlier the same day and made the drive down to Anglet to represent his brand and fight for a wildcard into the Pro Anglet next week.
“It’s pretty impressive to see all those people on the beach,” Debierre said. “There was such a fun vibe out in the lineup, we were all here to have fun and represent our team in a friendly spirit. I’m stoked to give Soöruz a first point and I’ll cheer on Tessa and Jorgann in the next two!”
World No. 13 Pauline Ado (FRA), 26, took out the second heat to give Team Rip Curl an important point before the final showdown of Heat 3. The Championship Tour surfer was a little slow to get her heat underway, but when she put the pedal to the floor nobody could match her flow in her home spot lineup.
“I can’t believe so many people showed up to watch us surf tonight,” Ado admitted. “It’s awesome to be a part of it this year, honestly us girls have been looking at it quite envious these past few years. It’s really beautiful out there, but pretty confusing cause you only see the waves right when they hit you pretty much, so you have to be sharp and alert at all times.”
The third and final heat came down to the wire with all six surfers putting on an unbelievable show with huge turns and rotations in the fun waves the Chambre d’Amour delivered. When the dust settled, Vincent Duvignac (FRA), 29, came out on top partly thanks to the biggest forehand rotation we’ve seen all night, to give his team the winning point.
“I’m super stoked to win with the team tonight, we’re going to proudly showcase that awesome trophy in our Rip Curl offices,” Duvignac said. “Thanks everyone who showed up to support us and the city of Anglet and WSL for putting it on, it was a lot of fun to be apart of.”
Vincent Duvignac & young Rip Curl rider Ellie Turner (GBR), 15, have been awarded the coveted wildcard slots into the QS 1,500 Pro Anglet starting Tuesday, August 22.
2017 ANGLET SURF DE NUIT FINAL RESULTS:
1- Team Rip Curl
2- Team Soöruz
3- Team Quiksilver / Roxy
4- Team Lastage
5- Team Billabong
6- Team Hurley
2017 ANGLET SURF DE NUIT HEAT 1 RESULTS:
1-Thomas Debierre (FRA) 13.00
2- Gearoid McDaid (IRL) 12.50
3- Gaizka Housset Ezponda (FRA) 12.23
4- Noa Dupouy (FRA) 9.67
5- Julien Thouron (FRA) 8.60
6- Dean Vandewalle (BEL) 4.90
2017 ANGLET SURF DE NUIT HEAT 2 RESULTS:
1- Pauline Ado 15.10
2- Tessa Thyssen 14.00
3- Neis Lartigue 7.90
4- Juliette Lacome 7.10
5- Ana Morau 6.63
6- Mahina Maeda 6.17
2017 ANGLET SURF DE NUIT HEAT 3 RESULTS:
1- Vincent Duvignac 13.57
2- Jorgann Couzinet 13.33
3- Mathis Crozon 12.30
4- Romain Laulhe 11.56
5- Tiago Carrique 11.50
6- Iker Amatriain 8.67