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World Surf League throws specialty night surf event in France



YNTHT Surf De Nuit
pres. by SoWest Cola

WSL Specialty Event
Plage de la Chambre d'Amour, Anglet, France
14 August 2015

Huge balloons filled with helium gaz will light up Chambre d’Amour beach 

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 31 July, 2015 - Plage de la Chambre d'Amour, Anglet - WSL is proud to announce the addition of the YNTHT Surf De Nuit pres. by SoWest Cola to the European Specialty Events list. The night air-show is scheduled for Friday, August 14 at 9pm.

The concept: huge balloons filled with helium gaz will light up the Chambre d’Amour beach where 12 surfers will compete in a best-aerial format. Their boards will also be lighting the scene with LED colored stripes on the deck.

“The ‘Surf de Nuit’, which dates all the way back to 1994, is an original concept developped here in Anglet. Traditionally, our Tourism Office has partnered with industry leaders and have made this event sustainable to keep it fresh and relevant for more than 20 years,” Claude Olive, Mayor of Anglet stated. 

“All this hard work is now universally acknowledged and we’re excited to have it featured in the World Surf League specialty events list,” Olive continued. “We’re very happy to welcome you all in Anglet on August 14, and look forward to seeing some of the best European surfers put on a great show once again.”

The list of competitors has been announced and most are full-time WSL competitors in the names of:

    * Marc Lacomare (FRA)  

    * Ramzi Boukhiam (MAR)  

    * Medi Veminardi (REU)  

    * Vincent Duvignac (FRA)  

    * Edouard Delpero (FRA)  

    * Tristan Guilbaud (FRA)  

    * Gaspard Larsonneur (FRA)  

    * Leo Paul Etienne (GLP)  

    * Romain Laulhe  

    * Selim Barkat (DZA)  

    * Roland Lefeuvre (FRA)  

    * Thomas Lafonta (FRA)

Defending event champion, Veminardi who has been on a tear lately — most recently attaining Rd4 of the QS10,000 Ballito Pro — will lead the pack looking to go back-to-back in Anglet.

“The night surf is firstly fun, but it is always a little challenging,” Veminardi said. “Doing airs in the dark is not that easy even with floodlights all over the beach ! I’m looking forward to the event and trying to defend my title.”

Earlier in the day, visitors will also be able to enjoy and test some equipment in the event’s village with the Shaperoom and Philips, as well as discover surf art in an exhibition area. The afternoon will then give way to a concert of Dutch band ‘Jack and the Weatherman’ at Sunset, followed by DJ sets to accompany the main surfing event.

The 2015 YNTHT Surf De Nuit pres. by SoWest Cola is scheduled on August 14, 2015 at Chambre d’Amour, Anglet - France. 

Nicolas Leroy

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