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Juliette Brice Wins Airwalk Pro Junior at Lacanau and European Junior Tour

Juliette Brice Wins Airwalk Pro Junior at Lacanau and European Junior Tour

(TOP – Juliette Brice Photo by WSL / Laurent Masurel)

 

20th August 2015 – 16 year old Juliette Brice of France has won the Airwalk Pro Junior in a choppy final day of 1-to-2 foot surf at Lacanau’s main beach, in the south of France.

Juliette built a solid campaign agains Camilla Kemp in the final setting up her lead early with some of the strongest surfing of the event.

Camilla found an incredible 6.67 and took the lead early on, but Juliette was quick to reply with a smashing 8.50 on the scoreboard.

Juliette said after her win “I just can’t believe this just happened, I couldn’t have dreamt a better day. I’d love to win any of all contests but this one is definitely special for me. It’s home.”

A great way to step up from her recent 2nd place at Sopela two weeks ago, Brice kept her momentum going and managed to balance the pressure and excitment of surfing in front of her family and friends to claim her maiden win on the European Junior Tour. In the process, Brice eliminated previous leader Teresa Bonvalot (PRT) and takes control of the regional rankings.

“I trained a lot here, and even though the banks changed with the last storm I felt great out there,” Brice continued. “The Final was really stressful for me and I started pretty bad but I got a really good wave and turned it around. I’m extremely motivated and confident now looking ahead to the last junior event of the season.”

 

Europe’s best up-and-coming surfers will now enjoy a little break before the grande finale in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, which begins September 16.

Check out the World Surf League results

 

2015 Airwalk Pro Junior Results

 

FINALS

1st Juliette Brice FRA 13.83

2nd Camilla Kemp PRT 12.17

 

SEMI FINALS

Heat 1 – Juliette Brice 7.67 def. Ariane Ochoa 7.63

Heat 2 – Camilla Kemp 13.67 def. Leticia Canales Bilboa 8.64

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