Martinique Surf Pro

The Martinique Surf Pro in Photos

Hailed as the pineapple and banana cultivation area of Martinique, there is much more to this small town based on the Atlantic coast. The exquisite righthand pointbreak of Basse Pointe, Martinique, located in the French West Indies offers a world-class wave when swell is on offer. - WSL / Poullenot/Aquashot The competitor's area is filled with mixed emotions as their friends and family watch the action unfold, coming together from different parts of the world to enjoy the sport of surfing. Competitors, friends, and family look on as the contest gets underway in the four foot conditions for opening day. - WSL / Poullenot/Aquashot Jake Marshall (USA) Jake Marshall put on Opening Day's biggest performance with a near-perfect 9.80. The 17-year-old is looking to split time between Qualifying Series and Junior Tour events this year and is keen on doing well in both. - WSL / Poullenot/Aquashot Ethan Ewing (AUS) Already earning enough points to be crowned Australia's Junior Tour champion, Ethan Ewing is on a tear in 2016 and has continued that form onto the QS stage - winning his Round Two and Round Three heats. - WSL / Poullenot/Aquashot CT competitor Miguel Pupo's (BRA) younger brother Samuel has his boards being made by their father and is taking them to new heights. Only 15-years-old young, Samuel Pupo is already turning heads. Younger brother of CT competitor Miguel Pupo, Samuel has hopes of joining his brother on the elite tour. Keeping it a family affair, Samuel has his boards shaped by his father since the age of six and is taking them to new heights. - WSL / Poullenot/Aquashot Crowds on opening day. Keeping an eye on all the action from the tower, judges sit behind the window pane as spectators gather in swarms to witness all the action. Last year's showing was an impressive one and the hopes are only higher for more crowds this year. - WSL / Poullenot/Aquashot Yago Dora (BRA) is known for his antics above the lip and has proved he can land these radical maneuvers time and time again in free surf edits, as well as competitions. One surfer crowds will want to keep a close eye on is Brazil's Yago Dora. Featured in Ryan Thomas' film 'Psychic Migrations' for Volcom, Dora is now taking that free-spirited attitude into the competitors ring. - WSL / Poullenot/Aquashot Taylor Clark (USA) is from the wave-rich area of Encinitas, Calif. and can find waves to sharpen his backhand almost anywhere to prepare for Qualifying Series events that demand a strong backside performance. Taylor Clark came into Martinique with raised expectations after his first career QS win in Cocoa Beach, Fla. last month and is proving well thus far advancing into Round Four. - WSL / Poullenot/Aquashot Rafael Pereira (VEN) advanced past opening day at the Martinique Surf Pro and represents the country of Venezuela as its sole competitive surfer on the Qualifying Series. Representing Venezuela, Rafael Pereira is giving them something to cheer for as he continues to make heats in Martinique. Clinching a Round Four berth with some exciting surfing, Pereira is hoping to better his performance from the Ron Jon Vans Pro last month. WSL/ Poullenot - WSL / Poullenot/Aquashot With its cobblestone base, Basse-Pointe forms the remarkable righthand pointbreak that enables surfers an easy paddle out through the end of the channel. Basse Pointe is a classic cobblestone pointbreak which makes getting in and out of the water somewhat difficult and at a lower tide are in danger of finishing waves onto these rocks. WSL/ Poullenot - WSL / Poullenot/Aquashot Matthew McGillivray (ZAF) Martinique Surf Pro Matthew McGillivray hails from the immaculate surfing region of South Africa. McGillvray earned a place in Round Four with some strong surfing. WSL/ Poullenot - WSL / Poullenot/Aquashot Luke Hynd (AUS)  came out firing on opening day, winning both his Round 1 and Round 2 heats. Winning his Round Three heat over Brazil's Victor Mendes, Australian Luke Hynd looked in-form on his backhand and is adding to the list of goofyfoot threats in Martinique. - WSL / Poullenot/Aquashot Athletes Martinique Surf Pro Tune in and watch all the live action unfold each day at to get a glimpse into the beautiful scenery Martinique has to offer - along with the incredible talent in each heat. WSL/ Poullenot - WSL / Poullenot/Aquashot