Friday, July 19, 2019
Updated: Saturday, July 20, 2019
The silhouette of Aurélien Buffet through crystal clear water in Capbreton.
Local Capbreton surf club wildcard Hugo Fiori was the youngest competitor in the event and put on a good fight against former European junior champion Kauli Vaast.
Justin Becret slides into a clean little barrel at low tide ...
... before flying off in the sun!
Kauli Vaast got his own taste of above-the-lip action in Round 3.
Kyllian Guerin advanced into Round 5 with brilliant surfing on waves he knows almost better than anyone.
Stanley Norman had a good run in Capbreton before falling out in Round 4.
Aelan Vaast has been ripping the rights and looks like a potential winner comes Sunday in France.
Hina-Maria Conradi had a good run in Capbreton but fell just short in a tough Round 3 matchup against the current European leader Lopes.
Elisa Cazenave suffered a similar fate in the following heat.
Juliette Lacome is trying to better an equal 5th finish this season but will have to take on the rankings leader to do so.
Laura De Los Reyes is a Spaniard on the rise, hailing from the Canary Islands.
Lucia Machado is another Canarian with a bright future, still in contention in Capbreton.