Day 3: Eurosurf Junior Games Morocco 2016
The third day of competition began under blue skies and glassy 2-3ft surf at the main contest site at Anza. The longboarders got things underway on podium 1 and soon got to work in the perfect surf. Jack Unsworth (ENG) was undoubtedly the standout: the Skindog Surfboards protege posted massive scores with some nimble footwork and classic traditional surfing, solidifying his tag as one of Europe’s finest youngsters on 9ft boards.
The U14 boys were next up, and Selyann Zouhir of Morocco continued his impressive form and will now face England’s Stanley Norman when competition resumes, and with the Englishman in impressive form it will be a heat worth watching.
The repercharge round 1 of the U16s saw an impressive showing by Wales’ Patrick Langdon Dark, who washed off yesterdays disappointment with two scoring waves of 7.27 and a 5.83, which his powerful backhand attack warranted. The bodyboard divisions finished at lunchtime on podium 2 and competition commenced on podium 1 for the remainder of the afternoon. Ellie Turner was outstanding today, the English finalist from the ISA Junior World Games held in the Azores this year recovered from illness which meant she was unable to surf in P1 yesterday to continue her excellent form. Her surfing was technical and stylish, impressing judges and spectators alike.
With the swell dropping and the tide rising officials made the decision to call competition off for the day at around 3pm, with the event set to resume first thing tomorrow morning. As with previous days, the competition can be followed via eurosurfing.org or the European Surfing Federation Facebook page.
The ESF would again like to thank its sponsors, without whom the event would not be possible.
Wipaya of Agadir
Ministry of Youth and Sport
Office Nations of Tourism
AP Omrane Agadir
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