Pressure builds as Europe's best longboarders are joined by international competitors at the upcoming Longboard Pro Vieux Boucau this weekend.
With a good forecast on their hands for the weekend, contest officials have already called Friday - the opening day of the event's waiting period - OFF, and will be assessing conditions on Saturday at 7:30AM for a possible early start of either the men or women's event.
Surf Report, official forecaster of the Longboard Pro Vieux Boucau, announces waves in the three-to-four foot range for Saturday with light to medium onshore winds, decreasing to two-to-three foot surf on Sunday with offshore winds in the morning.
The second and final stop on the European Longboard Qualifying Series in 2015, Vieux Boucau will re-ignite the fierce battles that took place in Newquay - Cornwall last month, to decide both the European Titles but also the much-coveted tickets for the World Longboard Final.
Defending event champions Justine Dupont (FRA) 24, and Edouard Delpero (FRA) 25, will be back in Vieux Boucau to defend their titles once again. Delpero, who won the opening event in England, will have at heart to stay undefeated on European soil and build momentum towards the international final. Dupont on the other hand, missed the first event of the season, and will have a target on her back with surfers trying to defend their current rankings status.
"I'm super happy to compete in Vieux Boucau again this year," Dupont said. "My shortboard season is now over and I'm eager to get back on a longboard in competitions. It's an important event for European longboarding, the vibe there is always great and we're in for a good show. I wish everyone good luck and hope the Frenchies take it all out again !"
"It's great to have this event so close to home again," Delpero added. "It should be an awesome weekend of action, the heatdraw is filled with great surfers, so I'm sure the level will be through the roof !"