Euro juniors intensify as Gijon Pro approaches

Gijon, Asturias Spain © Jonathan Ruiz

Gijon Pro Junior

ASP 1-Star Men's Pro Junior
ASP 1-Star Women's Pro Junior
Gijon Asturias, Spain
1 - 4 August 2013

Live Coverage Results/Photos/Videos etc

Anticipation Builds Up for Stop No.3 of the European Junior Series in Gijon

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 30 July, 2013 : - - Gijon, Asturias Spain - Stop No.3 on the European Men and Women Junior Series, the ASP 1-Star Gijon Pro Junior shapes up to be yet another exciting four-day event for the best under-20 surfers Europe counts. While anticyclonic systems are still bringing the beloved Summer weather to all exposed coastlines of Europe, swells have found their way back to our shores and all conditions are met for a great event.

Men's and Women's regional rankings have just been shaken up following the completion of the second Pro Junior event in Sopelana and Diego Mignot (FRA) will assume the number one position coming in to Gijon.

The talented goofy-footer who grew up along the West facing coast of Mexico nurtured a progressive surfing repertoire and seems to have found his rythmn in 2013 attainning the semi-finals in the opening event of the season and winning the second stop.

Behind Mignot on the rankings sit an army of up-and-comers ready to step-in on the first occasion including Tom Cloarec (FRA), winner of the inaugural event in Royan, Andy Criere (FRA) super consistent and waiting on his big break, Ian Fontaine (FRA) and William Aliotti (FRA) closely followed by runner-up of the last event Italia's Leonardo Fioravanti.

"The first two events have been great," Rob Gunning, ASP Europe's Tour Manager stated. "Boys and girls have improved again and the level on tour is incredible. With so many people being able to clinch an event win, the title race will be really tight and exciting all the way til the end of the season !"

In the women's, Reunion Island's Cannelle Bulard and Johanne Defay have taken an event win and a second place each and are both sharing the first place commanding position. Leticia Canales Bilbao (EUK) has collected two thirds already and will be looking to go all the way and claim her maiden event win when competition commences in Asturias. Finally, local rider Lucia Martino (ESP) currently in 7th position is the undeniable dark-horse in this competition where her local knowledge and hometown support advantage may help give her the push needed to advance into the final and onto the podium.

The inaugural Gijon Pro Junior will be webcasted LIVE from Friday onwards and offer the unique chance to the public to discover the coastal city of Gijon, the waves and activities in the area and most of all display the incredible level of performance our Top European Juniors have reached again this year.

The 2013 Gijon Pro Junior is scheduled from August 1-4, 2013 at playa de San Lorenzo, Gijon, Asturias-Spain. For all results, photos, video highlights, press releases and LIVE webcast, log on to

Heat 1: Will Davey (GBR), Juan Ignacio Sebastia (CNY), Luis Ansin (ESP), Gesalaga Oliva (EUK)
Heat 2: Luca Dioguardi (CNY), Tom Dubos (FRA), Francisco Almeida (PRT), Luca Carlisle (CHE)
Heat 3: Mateia Hiquily (PYF), Inaxio Illarramendi (EUK), Nicolas Guimont (GLP), Lewis Leadbetter
Heat 4: Juan Diaz-Teran (ESP), Titouan Boyer (MAF), David Dorne (GLP), Pedro Rua (PRT)
Heat 5: Thomas Delplace (FRA), Joshua Braddock (GBR), Tomas Ferreira (PRT), Nitai Rotschild
Heat 6: Arthur Lasse (FRA), Leon Glatzer (DEU), Lander Bracamonte (ESP), Liam Turner (GBR)
Heat 7: Gatien Delahaye (GLP), Alex Bauduin (CNY), Jobe Harriss (GBR), Joao Andre (PRT)
Heat 8: Malik Berho (FRA) Eliott Ivarra (GLP), Alban Chovet (BLM), Arran Strong (GBR)
Heat 9: Vehiatua Prunier (PYF), Marco Mignot (FRA), Paul Cesar Distinguin (FRA), Pablo Aspiroz
Heat 10: Maxime Bobet (FRA), Enzo Cavallini (GLP), Andre Faria (PRT), Jacome Correia (PRT)
Heat 11: Joao Kopke (PRT), Ruben Vitoria (EUK), Eritz Urrusolo (EUK)
Heat 12: Vincent Vandeputte (BEL), Miguel Perez-Moneo (ESP), Nacho Mari (ESP), Kalani Da Silva
Heat 13: Imanol Geledan (FRA), Arne Bergwinkl (DEU), Selim Barkat (DZA), Gonzalo Gutierrez (ESP)
Heat 14: Andy Criere (FRA), Ignacio Guisasola (ESP), Tom Simon (REU), Shadi Lahrioui (MAR)
Heat 15: Julen Egiguren (EUK), Miguel Betegon (ESP), Gearoid McDaid (IRL), Tommy Boucaut (FRA)
Heat 16: Titouan Deffarges (FRA), Diego Alvarez Lourido (ESP), Augustin Arrive, Henrique Pyrrait

Heat 1: Cannelle Bulard (REU), Tessa Thyssen (GLP), Alice Melissa Limoigne (REU), Paula Fraga
Heat 2: Loiola Canales Bilbao (EUK), Marion Bouzigues (FRA), Camilla Kemp (PRT), June Erostarbe
Heat 3: Josephine Costes (FRA), Erica Franco (ESP), Marina Lopez (FRA), Eveline Hooft (NDL)
Heat 4: Leticia Canales Bilbao (EUK), Keshia Seelow-Eyre (PRT), Lilia Lissardy, Victoria Capdepont
Heat 5: Lucia Martino (ESP), Yolanda Aneiros (ESP), Amaia Billecoq (FRA), Teresa Bonvalot (PRT)
Heat 6: Ainara Aymat (EUK), Ana Morau (FRA), Maddi Aizpurua (ESP), Rey Maravillas (ESP)
Heat 7: Carina Duarte (PRT), Ariane Ochoa (EUK), Lisa Girardet (REU), Michelle Beach (USA)
Heat 8: Johanne Defay (FRA), Lucie Milochau (FRA), Noa Iturripea (EUK), Emily Currie (GBR)

Source: ASP Europe

Author: Nicolas Leroy

Tags: ASP Europe, Junior, Gijon

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