WSL QS 1500 Men's Event
WSL QS 1500 Women's Event
La Chambre d'Amour, Anglet, France
August 25-30, 2015
Run of good surf continues in Anglet
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 26 August, 2015 - La Chambre d'amour - The Pro Anglet resumed on Day 2 in clean three-to-four foot waves at la Chambre d’amour to complete the men’s third round as well as the women’s first round and first four heats of the second round.
Jorgann Couzinet (REU) 21, belted the day’s highest combined heat total of 15.70 for his combination of powerful turns and aerial manoeuvers in the punchy lefts of Chambre d’amour.
“Waves were super fun and I’ve trained a lot here in these conditions,” Couzinet said. “I figured it’s just like freesurfing and I needed to do airs and land a couple. I couldn’t find the proper bowl section to go big but I’m super happy to have made the heat with good scores.”
Hailing from Reunion Island, Couzinet spends a lot of time in Anglet and has formed a good relationship with a local shaper, former Al Merrick crew now independant, to develop his quiver based on the conditions on hand. Local knowledge and fitting boards allowed the young surfer to exploit every section on offer south-side of the pier.
“I come to test all my boards here,” Couzinet continued. “This spot is very special and changes a lot through the different tides so it definitely helps to surf it very often and in all sorts of waves. I’m confident at the moment and really enjoying myself so I’ll keep at it and try to make a few more rounds. I love to train hard and improve so I’m going to do just that.”
Thiago Guimaraes (BRA) 23, made a statement of his own with a solid heat to conclude the men’s third round and will look to confirm his new found form when the top seeds enter the show as the event resumes.
“I was super lucky, conditions were tough and I managed to find two good waves right at the beginning,” Guimaraes said. “I sat out there with priority and waited for the set and luckily I got that good wave right at the end. I’m stoked to make it and continue to surf here in Anglet. It’s my first time surfing here and I love it so far we had fun conditions.”
Bailey Nagy (HAW) 19, came out on top of her round 1 bout, advancing ahead of current European Junior No.2 Teresa Bonvalot (PRT). With a good 14.67 heat total, Nagy bested the women’s field and will be trying to keep her momentum going into the second round when the event recommences.
“I’m really psyched, I’ve been doing terrible this year on the QS so to have that win was nice finally,” Nagy stated. “All my boards didn’t turn out well here so I’m actually riding a friend’s board and I’m really thankful that she rides the same size boards as me. I came to France last year and it’s super fun, it’s really beautiful and the food is amazing, plus the waves have actually been a lot better than last year when I came so I’m happy.”
Last minute heroics from Guadeloupe’s Kim Veteau (GLP) 17, saw the young regular footer take the win in the very last heat of the day, advancing ahead of round 1 sensation Dax McGill (HAW) and eliminating event No.2 seed Chelsea Tuach (BRB) in the process.
Local hero Pauline Ado (FRA) 24, took control of her opening heat in Anglet as well to easily qualify for the women’s third round of competition.
Surf Report, official forecaster of the Pro Anglet, calls for another push tomorrow in the four-to-five foot range with light winds early, turning onshore in the afternoon.
Thursday, surfers and event officials will reconvene at 7AM for a potential early start to capitalize on the morning offshore winds.
The Pro Anglet is scheduled from August 25-30, 2015 at La Chambre d’Amour, Anglet - France. 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 64 MATCHUPS:
Heat 1: Marc Lacomare (FRA), Timothee Bisso (GLP), Diego Mignot (FRA), Tommy Boucaut (FRA)
Heat 2: Thiago Camarao (BRA), Leandro Usuna (ARG), Mitchell James (AUS), Nomme Mignot (FRA)
Heat 3: Steven Pierson (PYF), David Van Zyl (ZAF), Robson Santos (BRA), Caiden Fowler (AUS)
Heat 4: Ramzi Boukhiam (MAR), Nicholas Squiers (AUS), Cody Robinson (AUS),Riley Laing (AUS)
Heat 5: Medi Veminardi (REU), Dylan Lightfoot (ZAF), Ethan Egiguren (EUK), Pierre-Valentin Laborde (FRA)
Heat 6: Bino Lopes (BRA), Hodei Collazo (EUK),Slade Prestwich (ZAF), Jatyr Berasaluce (EUK)
Heat 7: Vincent Duvignac (FRA), Marco Giorgi (URY), Ariihoe Tefaafana (PYF), Jackson Baker (AUS)
Heat 8: Joan Duru (FRA), Julien Thouron (FRA), Mihimana Braye (PYF), Tristan Guilbaud (FRA)
Heat 9: Maxime Huscenot (FRA), Romain Laulhe (FRA), Mitch Parkinson (AUS), Keoni Yan (HAW)
Heat 10: Kiron Jabour (HAW), Dale Staples (ZAF), Jorgann Couzinet (REU), O'Neill Massin (PYF)
Heat 11: Mateia Hiquily (PYF), Paul Cesar Distinguin (FRA), Gabriel Andre (BRA), Aldric God (FRA)
Heat 12: Jean Da Silva (BRA), Vicente Romero (ESP), Guy Sato (JPN), Shane Campbell (AUS)
Heat 13: Deivid Silva (BRA), Reo Inaba (JPN), Andy Criere (FRA), Gatien Delahaye (GLP)
Heat 14: Pedro Henrique (PRT), Victor Bernardo (BRA), Dimitri Ouvre (BLM), Teale Vanner (AUS)
Heat 15: Miguel Tudela (PER), Adrien Toyon (FRA), Nelson Cloarec (FRA), Max Longhurst (AUS)
Heat 16: Willian Cardoso (BRA), Imanol Yeregi (EUK), Thiago Guimaraes (BRA),Lliam Mortensen (AUS)
REMAINING PRO ANGLET WOMEN’S ROUND OF 32 MATCHUPS:
Heat 5: Mahina Maeda (HAW), Lee Ann Curren (FRA), Garazi Sanchez-Ortun (EUK), Marie Dejean (FRA)
Heat 6: Stephanie Single (AUS), Alizé Arnaud (FRA), Keshia Seelow-Eyre (GBR), Peony Knight (GBR)
Heat 7: Justine Dupont (FRA), Holly Wawn (AUS), Ariane Ochoa (EUK), Teresa Bonvalot (PRT)
Heat 8: Maud Le Car (FRA), Mainei Kinimaka (HAW), Bailey Nagy (HAW), Meah Collins (USA)
PRO ANGLET WOMEN’S ROUND OF 32 RESULTS:
Heat 1: Pauline Ado (FRA) 13.66, Lucia Martiño (ESP) 11.10, Ellie Francis (AUS) 9.40, Juliette Brice (FRA) 3.43
Heat 2: Paige Hareb (NZL) 14.00, Tessa Thyssen (BLM) 10.50, Ella Williams (NZL) 9.17, Monik Santos (BRA) 5.30
Heat 3: Georgia Fish (AUS) 12.64, Camilla Kemp (PRT) 12.03, Zoe McDougall (HAW) 8.46, Tanika Hoffman (ZAF) 4.50
Heat 4: Kim Veteau (GLP) 12.04, Dax McGill (HAW) 11.84, Chelsea Tuach (BRB) 11.20, Marie Moana Troja (FRA) 6.47
PRO ANGLET WOMEN’S ROUND OF 48 RESULTS:
Heat 1: Ellie Francis (AUS) 10.23, Paige Hareb (NZL) 9.66, Jess Grimwood (AUS) 8.70, Nina Reynal (FRA) 4.50
Heat 2: Monik Santos (BRA) 13.67, Lucia Martiño (ESP) 7.10, Ophelie Couchot (FRA) 3.67
Heat 3: Tanika Hoffman (ZAF) 11.50, Marie Moana Troja (FRA) 9.40, Leticia Canales Bilbao (EUK) 4.26, Evelyn Gontier (ARG) 3.56
Heat 4: Dax McGill (HAW) 14.47, Camilla Kemp (PRT) 8.44, Anne-Cécile Le Tallec (FRA) 3.50
Heat 5: Garazi Sanchez-Ortun (EUK) 10.76, Peony Knight (GBR) 9.57, Rubie Reents (AUS) 7.40, Ainara Aymat (EUK) 7.00
Heat 6: Keshia Seelow-Eyre (GBR) 8.90, Marie Dejean (FRA) 8.10, Carol Henrique (PRT) 7.60, Mahe Javegny (REU) 7.43
Heat 7: Ariane Ochoa (EUK) 11.26, Meah Collins (USA) 11.00, Jenna Cinedrawa (NCL) 4.77
Heat 8: Bailey Nagy (HAW) 14.67, Teresa Bonvalot (PRT) 10.77, Ana Morau (FRA) 9.24, Uhaina Joly (FRA) 7.07
PRO ANGLET MEN’S ROUND OF 96 RESULTS:
Heat 1: Diego Mignot (FRA) 11.87, Nomme Mignot (FRA) 11.06, Thomas Bady (FRA) 8.80, Johnny Noris (USA) 6.30
Heat 2: Mitchell James (AUS) 9.70, Tommy Boucaut (FRA) 9.60, Reubyn Ash (GBR) 9.37, Gony Zubizarreta (ESP) 9.13
Heat 3: Robson Santos (BRA) 10.67, Riley Laing (AUS) 8.73, Anthony Fillingim (CRI) 6.73, Angelo Bonomelli (ITA) 5.63
Heat 4: Cody Robinson (AUS) 10.83, Caiden Fowler (AUS) 9.87, Jake Davis (USA) 7.10, Joao Kopke (PRT) 6.57
Heat 5: Ethan Egiguren (EUK) 10.24, Jatyr Berasaluce (EUK) 9.10, Eduardo Fernandes (PRT) 8.86, Raphael Seixas (BRA) 7.90
Heat 6: Slade Prestwich (ZAF) 12.30, Pierre-Valentin Laborde (FRA) 12.04, Israel Barona (ECU) 9.97, Saxon Lumsden (AUS) 8.84
Heat 7: Ariihoe Tefaafana (PYF) 11.07, Tristan Guilbaud (FRA) 8.74, Charly Quivront (FRA) 8.20, Norman Landa (EUK) 6.46
Heat 8: Mihimana Braye (PYF) 12.40, Jackson Baker (AUS) 10.97, Matthew McGillivray (ZAF) 10.70, Harrison Mann (AUS) 8.70
Heat 9: Mitch Parkinson (AUS) 11.17, O'Neill Massin (PYF) 9.37, Aurelio Prieto (ECU) 7.53, Landon McNamara (HAW) 6.13
Heat 10: Jorgann Couzinet (REU) 15.70, Keoni Yan (HAW) 10.63, Caina Barletta (BRA) 10.40, Elliot Paerata-Reid (NZL) 7.03
Heat 11: Gabriel Andre (BRA) 12.30, Shane Campbell (AUS) 11.23, Lucca Mesinas Novaro (PER) 7.90, Gabriel Aramburu (PER) 4.96
Heat 12: Guy Sato (JPN) 12.50, Aldric God (FRA) 9.90, Dean Bowen (AUS) 9.40, Renato Galvao (BRA) 7.96
Heat 13: Andy Criere (FRA) 12.80, Teale Vanner (AUS) 12.50, Colt Ward (USA) 12.07, Eala Stewart (HAW) 7.30
Heat 14: Dimitri Ouvre (BLM) 11.87, Gatien Delahaye (GLP) 11.47, Natxo Gonzalez (EUK) 9.73, Jules Thomet (FRA) 8.40
Heat 15: Nelson Cloarec (FRA) 8.83, Lliam Mortensen (AUS) 8.13, Paulo Moura (BRA) 7.50, Miguel Blanco (PRT) 6.50
Heat 16: Thiago Guimaraes (BRA) 15.00, Max Longhurst (AUS) 13.27, Abdel El Harim (MAR) 8.40, Jerome Forrest (AUS) 7.07