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Johanne Defay

Auvergne, France
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Born in the south of France, but having grown up in Reunion Island, Johanne Defay began surfing competitively at 12 years old. A few years later, she won her first European Junior Title and continued competing in many ASP-star events. In 2013, Johanne had a breakout year, winning both the Open and Junior European World Titles. She notably surfed her way to the podium in both the junior and 6-star divisions at the Swatch Girl’s Pro France, placing second to Courtney Conlogue, but beating Niki Van Dijk for the pro junior division title. She ultimately qualified for the 2014 Women’s World Tour.

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Fiji Highlights: Defay topples Moore to claim the Fiji Women’s Pro
Fiji Highlights: Defay topples Moore to claim the Fiji Women’s Pro
Bianca Buitendag & Johanne Defay: Disguised in Nature
"Life begins where your comfort zone ends"
2 August, 2015 - WSL CT & QS: Amid small waves and a massive crowd on the beach, Johanne Defay swept the field and won the Championship Tour Vans US Open...
World's best eagerly await Swatch Girls Pro France
13 August, 2014 - ASP WQS: With a week remaining to the start of the Swatch Girls Pro France, the world's best female surfers are arriving in Les Landes...
3 June, 2014 - BLOG: Some of the World Tour Women openly showed their emotions of nerves and anxiety while others kept their poker face, most of the time. It’s...
1 June, 2014 - TEAM: Reunion Island surfer Johanne Defay proved that she is right where she belongs, and that is among the top women surfers in the world....
15 October, 2013 : - TEAM: The completion of the recent EDP Cascais Pro, final event on the 2013 ASP Women's World Championship Tour, decided next year...
26 August, 2013 : - TEAM: La Fédération française de Surf adresse ses plus vives félicitations à Johanne...


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