450 ATHLETES COMPETE AT THE 2015 FRENCH SURFING CHAMPIONSHIP IN BIARRITZ

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PODIUM_HAND_ALLONGE_CDF2015_DAY9_©FFS_JUSTES__JUS6679Adaptive Surfing podium at the French Surfing Championships. Photo: Surfing France/Jus Justes

From October 17th to 25th, 450 competitors surfed during the nine day window at the French Surfing Championships in Biarritz, south west of France, that is probably a world record for a national surfing contest. All the surfing sports are represented in both Open and junior divisions : surf, longboard, tandem, kneeboard, stand up paddle, bodyboard, bodysurf and adaptive surfing. In all 31 titles were awarded! To compete at the French Championships, surfers must be selected by their own region. So, final regions ranking crowned the Aquitaine (south west).

Aquitaine, Regions Champ

After six days of competition on nine granted, Aquitaine takes out big winner of this 52nd edition of the French Surfing Championships, with 18 titles, 16 silver medals and 17 bronze medals. The harvest is impressive. Behind untouchable Aquitains, the Bretons removed four individual titles and realize the better result of their whole history. With its talented reservoir, Guadeloupe is on the podium which seems from now on to go away for Reunion Island with the sharks crisis whom it knows. Special mention for Paca (Mediterranean Sea), which with its two titles is 5th of the championships.

RICO&SARAH_CDF2015_DAY9_©FFS_JUSTES__JUS5631 Rico Leroy and Sarah Burel Compete in the Tandem Surfing Division. Photo: Surfing France/Jus Justes

Individual performances

Two times 2015 french champion in surfing and longboard, Justine Dupont did not miss his reunions with a competition in which she had not participated any more for four years. These championships will have been the ones the confirmation for Kim Veteau (junior surfing), Caroline Angibaud (SUP), Rico Leroy and Sarah Burel (Tandem), Noah Capdeville (bodyboard younger U16) and Jerome Blanco (kneeboard); those of the reconquest for Jonathan Despergers (bodysurf) and Edouard Delpero (longboard); and the first ones for in particular Romain Laulhe (surfing), Arthur Lassee (surfing juniors), Justin Becret (surfing U14), Yann Salaun (bodyboard Open) and Alexis Deniel (SUP).

A tribute for the junior French team

The championships demonstrate as every year the increase in importance of the young French surfers, more and more numerous to knock down Open division surfers. France has a very rich pool to talents, which it is however necessary to hatch and to make work. The national results from the beginning of 2000s in performances at the highest international level. Just like this magnificent French team, silver medal at the Vissla ISA World Junior Surfing Championship, 10 days ago in California, and put in the honor during the closing ceremony on sunday.

Handi_Surf_CDF2015_DAY6_©FFS_ARRIETA_CDF2015_DAY6_©FFS_ARRIETAARR_1247 Young surfer competes in the Adaptive Surfing Division. Photo: Surfing France/Guillaume Arrieta

 Huge one for Handi Surf

The 2015 championships will also have been marked by the first edition of the French Adaptive Championships, organized jointly by the French Surfing Federation and the National « Handi Surf » Association. About 20 competitors, among whom all the members of the French team who was also in California last month for the first ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship, so wrote the history of French surfing. We shall hold the world premiere for the « autism » category, with four children who competed with their instructors.

 Ceremonie_Elio_CDF2015_Day9_©FFS_ARRIETA_698A tribute to Elio Canestri and other shark attack victims from Reunion Island on the final day of competition . Photo: Surfing France/Guillaume Arrieta

 A very strong tribute to the shark attack victims in Reunion Island

An emotional tribute was returned on last sunday on Grande Plage (main beach) of Biarritz by all the delegations of the French Surfing Championships. To the appeal of the French Federation of Surfing and the father of Elio Canestri, the young surfer of the Reunion Island Team, lethally attacked by a shark last April. This tribute addressed Elio Canestri and all the victims of the shark attacks in Reunion Island : 18 attacks including 7 deaths (5 surfers and 2 swimmers) since April 2011.

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RESULTS

Regions ranking

1 – Aquitaine : 18 gold, 16 silver, 17 bronze

2 – Bretagne : 4 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze

3 – Guadeloupe : 3 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze

4 – Reunion Island : 2 gold, 5 silver, 4 bronze

5 – Paca : 2 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze

6 – Pays de Loire : 2 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze

7 – Charentes : 1 silver, 2 bronze

Surf Open

1 – Romain Laulhé (Aquitaine)

2 – Charly Quivront (Charentes)

3 – Ian Fontaine (Bretagne)

4 – Len’s Arancibia (Aquitaine)

Surf Women Open

1 – Justine Dupont (Aquitaine)

2 – Cannelle Bulard (Reunion Island)

3 – Alizé Arnaud (Aquitaine)

4 – Ana Morau (Aquitaine)

Surf U18

1 – Arthur Lassée (Aquitaine)

2 – Titouan Boyer (Guadeloupe)

3 – Len’s Arancibia (Aquitaine)

4 – Sam Lagadec (Bretagne)

Surf U18 girls

1 – Kim Véteau (Guadeloupe)

2 – Tessa Thyssen (Guadeloupe)

3 – Lucie Milochau (Pays de Loire)

4 – Camille Lavocat (Guadeloupe)

Surf U16

1 – Thomas Debierre (Guadeloupe)

2 – Léo-Paul Etienne (Guadeloupe)

3 – Thomas Doumenjou (Guadeloupe)

4 – Lucas Bernard (Reunion Island)

Surf U16 girls

1 – Uhaïna Joly (Aquitaine)

2 – Neis Lartigues (Aquitaine)

3 – Lisa Girardet (Reunion Island)

4 – Jade Bertaux-Dubut (Aquitaine)

Surf U14

1 – Justin Bécret (Aquitaine)

2 – Kilian God (Aquitaine)

3 – Téva Bouchgua (Aquitaine)

4 – Dorian Gomez (Aquitaine)

Surf U14 girls

1 – Illona Goasguen (Bretagne)

2 – Hina Conradi (Pays de Loire)

3 – Ainhoa Leiceaga (Aquitaine)

4 – Elisa Cazenave (Aquitaine)

Longboard Open

1 – Edouard Delpero (Aquitaine)

2 – Alexis Deniel (Bretagne)

3 – Antoine Delpero (Aquitaine)

4 – Nathan Sadoun (PACA)

Longboard Women Open

1 – Justine Dupont (Aquitaine)

2 – Alice Lemoigne (Réunion)

3 – Justine Mauvin (Réunion)

4 – Poéti Norac (Pays de Loire)

Longboard U18

1 – Maël Dauguet (Bretagne)

2 – Hugo Bevilacqua (Réunion)

3 – Nathan Sadoun (PACA)

4 – Julen Marticorena (Aquitaine)

Longboard U18 girls

1 – Lucie Milochau (Pays de Loire)

2 – Maïna Salles Loncan (Aquitaine)

3 – Louison Grospiron (Aquitaine)

4 – Camille Dubrana (Bretagne)

Stand Up Paddle Open

1 – Alexis Deniel (Bretagne)

2 – Pierre Rollet (Aquitaine)

3 – Antoine Delpero (Aquitaine)

4 – Léo-Paul Etienne (Guadeloupe)

Stand Up Paddle Women Open

1 – Caroline Angibaud (Pays de Loire)

2 – Lydie Soulé (PACA)

3 – Tinina Etienne (Guadeloupe)

4 – Emma Neuschwanger (Reunion Island)

Surf Tandem

1 – Rico Leroy et Sarah Burel (Aquitaine)

2 – Alban Méric et Lydia Roess (Aquitaine)

3 – Jean Marie et Gwenaelle (Aquitaine)

4 – Nicolas Padois et Mathilde Arassus (Aquitaine)

Bodyboard Open

1 – Yann Salaün (Bretagne)

2 – Maxime Castillo (Aquitaine)

3 – Martin Mouradian (Aquitaine)

4 – Alexandre Castillo (Aquitaine)

Bodyboard Women Open

1 – Aurore Soulier (Aquitaine)

2 – Lisa Labadie (Aquitaine)

3 – Anne-Cécile Lacoste (Aquitaine)

4 – Isabelle Doriotz (Aquitaine)

Bodyboard drop knee

1 – Yves de Lapelin (Reunion Island)

2 – Martin Mouradian (Aquitaine)

3 – Mathias Przygoda (Aquitaine)

4 – David Chaillot (Pays de Loire)

Bodyboard U18

1 – Milo Delage (Reunion Island)

2 – Raphaël Bardou (Aquitaine)

3 – Corentin Provençal (Charentes)

4 – Arthur Buggle (Reunion Island)

Bodyboard U18 Girls

1 – Kim Véteau (Guadeloupe)

2 – Julie Thomas (Reunion Island)

3 – Hina Conradi (Pays de Loire)

4 – Alycia Tonon (Charentes)

Bodyboard U16

1 – Noah Capdeville (Aquitaine)

2 – Merlin Thiallet (Reunion Island)

3 – Léo Demartin (Reunion Island)

4 – Kevin Labour (Bretagne)

Bodyboard U14

1 – Ethan Capdeville (Aquitaine)

2 – Titouan Allamagny (Bretagne)

3 – Mathieu Aguirre Gomez Corta (Aquitaine)

4 – Tanguy Morel (Pays de Loire)

Bodysurf Open

1 – Jonathan Despergers (Aquitaine)

2 – Yann Badina (Aquitaine)

3 – Norbert Sénescat (Reunion Island)

4 – David Dubes (Aquitaine)

Bodysurf U18

1 – Hugo Hiriart (Aquitaine)

2 – Lucas Espil (Aquitaine)

3 – Mateo Clemente (Aquitaine)

4 – Arthur Picard (Aquitaine)

Kneeboard

1 – Jérôme Blanco (Aquitaine)

2 – Jérémy Rocker (Aquitaine)

3 – Fabrice Carral-Gruson (Charentes)

4 – Norbert Sénescat (Reunion Island)

Handi Surf

Stand Up

1 – Eric Dargent (PACA)

2 – Benoit Moreau (Aquitaine)

3 – Laurent Marouf (Aquitaine)

4 – Jean Gonzague Duthoit (Aquitaine)

5 – Vincent Puig (Aquitaine)

Knee

1 – Maxime Cabanne (Aquitaine)

2 – Benoit Moreau (Aquitaine)

3 – Pierre Pochat (Aquitaine)

4 – Mathis Bonich (PACA)

5 – Julien Blanchet (Pays de Loire)

Prone

1 – Mathis Bonich (PACA)

2 – Pierre Pochat (Aquitaine)

3 – Maxime Cabanne (Aquitaine)

4 – Julien Blanchet (Pays de Loire)

Assist

1 – Gwendal Halna du Fretay ; with Jérémy (Aquitaine)

2 – Alexis Mundubelz ; with Pauline Ado (Aquitaine)

3 – Thomas da Silva ; with Amandine Sanchez (Aquitaine)

4 – Cédric Montagner (Aquitaine)

Quadriplegic

1 – Cédric Montagner (Aquitaine)

Deaf

1 – Pierre-Olivier Coutant (Aquitaine)

2 – Jérome Bonnelli (PACA)

Autism

1 – Ruben Teissère (instructor : Pierre Rollet)

2 – Raphaël Teissère (instructor : Pauline Ado)

3 – Yan Lagache (instructor : Julien Caste)

4 – Théo Chasarac (instructor : Neis Lartigue)

Complete results : http://cdf.surfingfrance.com/resultats