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Stormy Surf on Day 2 of Soöruz Lacanau Pro

Joao Guedes © ASP/Masurel




Soöruz Lacanau Pro

ASP Europe 5-Star Men's QS Series 
Grande Plage, Lacanau France
12 - 17 August 2014 

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Soöruz Lacanau Pro completes third round of competition

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 13 August, 2014 -  Grande Plage, Lacanau  France - Stop No. 2 of 5 on the European QS Series, the Soöruz Lacanau Pro completed the third round of competition in wind-blown 4-5Ft surf. Once again the European field of under-20 surfers, fresh-off the Lacanau Pro Junior event, took out most of the day’s qualifying spots for round 4.

Charly Quivront (FRA) 18, and Tom Cloarec (FRA) 20, lit up this afternoon with back-to-back dominant performances. The youngest, Quivront was the only surfer to score two waves in the excellent range all-day. “I was able to get two good waves with a clean long wall despite the strong winds,” Quivront explained. “There’s a strong rip and the lineup is huge, so the help from my coach Yann Martin on the beach with signals was really beneficial.”
The current European Junior No.9, Quivront stayed to compete against the crowd of QS campaigners in Lacanau. At a young age and not focused on the Qualifying Series rankings yet, he was able to surf stress-free and display the talent he’s developped in the nearby province of Charentes.
“I was a little frustrated with my result in the juniors, I feel like I made myself lose,” he continued. “So I just want to surf here and have fun, I have no goal whatsoever but to enjoy and try to make a few rounds.”
A well known aerialist, William Aliotti (FRA) 20, sticked to a more traditional rail-to-rail approach today to advance into the top seeds round of the Soöruz Lacanau Pro. “The waves were a little fat and very frothy today, so definitely not the best conditions for airs,” Aliotti reflected. “I’m doing more events this year, I want to build a ranking to do all the major events next year, so I’m taking it seriously here and I want to do a good job.”
Rafael Teixeira (BRA) 21, collected one of the highest combined totals in challenging stormy surf. His ability to pick up the best waves in a difficult lineup combined with a powerful surfing repertoire were rewarded by the judges.
“I’m stoked, these conditions were so hard,” Teixeira stated. “There’s a lot of paddling involved, but I waited for two good waves and I’m happy to advance. I’m off to relax now and rest for tomorrow.”
A new face in the lineup, the Rio De Janeiro native is traveling through France for the first time and soaking in the European vibes. “I love it so far, I hope the wind backs off in the next few days, but there are waves so it should be fun.” Teixeira added.
Gaspard Larsonneur (FRA) 20, managed to take the advantage in a tight back and forth battle against Vicente Romero (ESP) and Mitchell Parkinson (AUS).  “Its complicated out there, it’s bigger than early this morning and it’s a bit of a mess at low tide.” Larsonneur stated. “I’m a little tired after the Juniors, but now I have time to rest so I’ll be back tomorrow in form.”
Showing maturity at an early age, Larsonneur surfed a smart heat and didn’t let the pressure of time running out get to him. The talented surfer from Britanny sat patiently and secured the win in the last 30 seconds. “I had an average first wave but sneaked into a little reform on my way back and got my best score,” Larsonneur explained. “Even though I wasn’t leading cause of a poor backup, I took my time and waited for a good enough wave to be sure. It came very close to the end but thankfully it worked out.”
Adrien Toyon (FRA) 24, squeezed into the second qualifying spot in Heat 6. With a solid 7.67 on the board, Toyon was unable to find an equally high backup and could only take second place. “I knew I had an alright wave, but I had no idea of the situation, I couldn’t hear anything out there,” Toyon said. “It’s actually a good thing that I didn’t get first, cause I would have had to surf against my good friend Joan.”
Contest officials have set the next call at 9:00am local time on Thursday to decide wether conditions allow for the start of Round 4.

The 2014 Soöruz Lacanau Pro is scheduled from August 12-17, 2014 at Grande Plage, Lacanau - France. The Sooruz Lacanau Pro and Lacanau Pro Junior are made possible with the support of the following event partners: Soöruz and NRJ amongst others.
Heat 1: Maxime Huscenot (FRA), Lucas Silveira (BRA), Shun Murakami (JPN), Luel Felipe (BRA) 

Heat 2: Nic Von Rupp (PRT), Leandro Usuna (ARG), Frederico Morais (PRT), Tristan Guilbaud (FRA) 

Heat 3: Gony Zubizarreta (ESP), Masatoshi Ohno (JPN), Gaspard Larsonneur (FRA), Mateia Hiquily (PYF)

Heat 4: Marc Lacomare (FRA), Hiroto Arai (JPN), Imanol Yeregi (EUK),Vicente Romero (ESP) 

Heat 5: Alex Ribeiro (BRA), Italo Ferreira (BRA), Rafael Teixeira (BRA), Adrien Toyon (FRA) 

Heat 6: Joan Duru (FRA) Vasco Ribeiro (PRT), Miguel Blanco (PRT), Jerome Forrest (AUS) 

Heat 7: Marlon Lipke (PRT), Cory Arrambide (USA), Michael February (ZAF), Miguel Tudela (PER) 

Heat 8: Patrick Gudauskas (USA), Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA), Heremoana Luciani (PYF), Gatien Delahaye (GLP) 

Heat 9: Charly Martin (GLP), Pedro Henrique (BRA), Tommy Boucaut (FRA), Teale Vanner (AUS) 

Heat 10: Santiago Muniz (ARG), Steven Pierson (PYF), William Aliotti (FRA), Noe Mar McGonagle (CRI) 

Heat 11: Ramzi Boukhiam (MAR), Medi Veminardi (REU), Dylan Lightfoot (ZAF), Balaram Stack (USA) 

Heat 12: Hodei Collazo (EUK), Hiroto Ohhara (JPN), Tom Cloarec (FRA), Timothee Bisso (GLP) 

Heat 13: Carlos Munoz (CRI), David Van Zyl (ZAF), Charly Quivront (FRA), Jatyr Berasaluce (EUK) 

Heat 14: Jack Freestone (AUS), Connor O'Leary (AUS), Vincent Duvignac (FRA), Takumi Nakamura (JPN) 

Heat 15: Jean Da Silva (BRA), Ian Gouveia (BRA), Matheus Navarro (BRA), Cody Robinson (AUS) 

Heat 16: Tanner Gudauskas (USA), Paul Cesar Distinguin (FRA), Marco Giorgi (URY), Monty Tait (AUS) 

Heat 1: Shun Murakami (JPN) 13.66, Tristan Guilbaud (FRA) 13.10, Tomas Fernandes (PRT) 9.43, Jorgann Couzinet (REU) 8.07

Heat 2: Frederico Morais (PRT) 12.33, Luel Felipe (BRA) 11.20, Kaito Kino (HAW) 9.94, Joao Guedes (PRT) 6.67

Heat 3: Gaspard Larsonneur (FRA) 10.84, Vicente Romero (ESP) 10.50, Mitchell Parkinson (AUS) 10.37, Oney Anwar (IDN) 9.37

Heat 4: Imanol Yeregi (EUK) 11.84, Mateia Hiquily (PYF) 8.10, Nobuyuki Osawa (JPN) 7.90, Eduardo Fernandes (PRT) 7.44

Heat 5: Rafael Teixeira (BRA) 14.00, Jerome Forrest (AUS) 12.40, Nelson Cloarec (FRA) 12.27, Jake Kelley (USA) 10.83

Heat 6: Miguel Blanco (PRT) 13.10, Adrien Toyon (FRA) 11.54, Ethan Egiguren (EUK) 8.57, Vehiatua Prunier (PYF) 7.64

Heat 7: Michael February (ZAF) 11.54, Gatien Delahaye (GLP) 11.30, Mihimana Braye (PYF) 9.64, Kaisa Kawamura (JPN) 8.40

Heat 8: Heremoana Luciani (PYF) 13.50, Miguel Tudela (PER) 13.40, Angelo Bonomelli (ITA) 11.73, Keoni Yan (PYF) 9.56

Heat 9: Tommy Boucaut (FRA) 14.16, Noe Mar McGonagle (CRI) 12.56, Diego Mignot (FRA) 12.37, Flavio Nakagima (BRA) 11.16

Heat 10: William Aliotti (FRA) 13.14, Teale Vanner (AUS) 11.93, Victor Bernardo (BRA) 10.13, Matt Lewis Hewitt (NZL) 9.37

Heat 11: Dylan Lightfoot (ZAF) 13.83, Timothee Bisso (GLP) 9.47, Dimitri Ouvre (GLP) 9.47, Deivid Silva (BRA) 6.22

Heat 12: Tom Cloarec (FRA) 15.50, Balaram Stack (USA) 11.03, Ian Crane (USA) 10.56, Ruben Gonzalez (PRT) 9.83 

Heat 13: Charly Quivront (FRA) 16.40, Takumi Nakamura (JPN) 12.27, Thiago Guimaraes (BRA) 11.83, Parker Coffin (USA)10.67

Heat 14: Vincent Duvignac (FRA) 13.03, Jatyr Berasaluce (EUK) 10.60, Pedro Coelho (PRT) 9.26, Nicolas Remi (FRA) 8.84

Heat 15: Matheus Navarro (BRA) 9.94, Monty Tait (AUS) 9.76, Romain Laulhe (FRA) 6.50, Alan Donato (BRA) 6.07

Heat 16: Marco Giorgi (URY), Reo Inaba (JPN), Nomme Mignot (FRA), Cody Robinson (AUS)

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