About

Joan Duru has been one of the biggest surfing standouts in Europe for more than a decade. The lanky goofyfooter is equipped with an explosive repertoire of aerial moves, hard carving turns and great instincts in the tube. He cut his teeth in the renown beachbreaks of southwest France primarily at Ondres, between Anglett and Hossegor. While he enjoyed great success as a junior, however, the Frenchman took his time getting to the Championship Tour, but not intentionally. In 2011 he missed qualification by one slot after officials had to break a tie. Duru was 21 at the time, and didn’t think much of it. But several years passed before he’d ever get that close again. Injuries and partying didn’t help his cause. And Duru didn’t feel the urge to train. But after missing out again in 2014 and 2015 he’d finally had enough, and changed his approach. He teamed up with Matt Biolos for boards, started training hard with his longtime girlfriend Maude le Car, a CT hopeful, and he mastered the new four-man priority system. In 2016, his lethal backhand attack paid dividends at big QS events in South Africa, Portugal and Hawaii. Duru quietly climbed to No. 4 and qualified without a lot of fanfare. During his rookie season in 2017 he shined on the Tour’s high-quality breaks, earning fifth place finishes in Fiji and Tahiti, and requalifying via the Championship Tour, proving he belongs.

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  • Men's CT 2018
    #34
  • Heat wins
    2
  • Avg. heat score
    10.73
  • Avg. wave score
    3.23

Competition results

Men's Championship Tour #7
Complete
Aug 10 - 21, 2018
Place
25th
Defeated by
Men's Qualifying Series #39
Complete
Jul 30 - Aug 05, 2018
Place
25th
Defeated by
Men's Championship Tour #6
Complete
Jul 02 - 13, 2018
Place
25th
Defeated by
Men's Qualifying Series #36
Complete
Jun 25 - Jul 01, 2018
Place
49th
Defeated by

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Event results

NamePlacePointsPrize money
Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast25th420$10,000
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach25th420$10,000
Oi Rio Pro25th420$10,000
Corona Bali Protected25th420$10,000
Uluwatu CT9th3,700$14,700
Corona Open J-Bay - Men's25th420$10,000
Tahiti Pro Teahupo'o25th420$10,000

Career stats

YearRankPointsEventsHeatsMax heat scoreBest result
2018346,22071615.679th 
20172123,400113518.005th(x2)
2016495001215.3425th 
2010473,5002513.8317th(x2)
Joan Duru
France
Joan Duru
France
  • Stance
    Goofy
  • First season
    2006 Men's CT
  • Age
    29 Apr 25, 1989
  • Height
    5 ft, 10 in 176 cm
  • Weight
    169 lbs 77 kg
  • Hometown
    Bayonne, France
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