It may be unnecessary at this point to describe the conditions at Anza. Much the same as the previous few days; sunny, hot and the surf absolutely firing.
Day 6: Eurosurf Junior Games, Morocco 2016
It may be unnecessary at this point to describe the conditions at Anza. Much the same as the previous few days; sunny, hot and the surf absolutely firing. The drive down the hill toward the main contest site revealed yet again corduroy lines in the 3-4ft range, gently brushed by the morning offshore breeze.
Today would be mostly about the bodyboard divisions and first in were the U16 and U18 fourth repercharge rounds. David Vedor (POR) in the U16 impressed during his 4th round heat to advance to R5, which he then also won with Belal Bougouch (MOR) in second place. Both of whom move into the repercharge final and ensure that the winner of the division will come from either Portugal, Spain or Morocco.
The winner of the U18 boys bodyboard is also now guaranteed to come from the aforementioned three countries with the elimination of Irishmen Joe Breen and Jack Clohessy in R5. Abdenabi Maachou of Morocco collected a huge 16.5 total during the heat to leave the two Irish and Isaac Moreira of Portugal with no chance to usurp him.
In the U18 girls bodyboard, Ghita Guimmi (MOR) and Gabs Taylor (CHI) won their R3 heats, Maia Monaghan (IRE) and Richelle Salawanej (HOL) joining them in R4.
The Longboard division again saw Jack Unsworth (ENG) continue to impress. As the competition moves towards the sharp end of competition it is clear his confidence is rising rapidly, racking up 8 point waves and even pulling in on his last wave, much to the delight of the spectators on the beach. His style complimenting the right handers at Anza perfectly.
In the U16 boys fourth repercharge round, Fynlee Miller (ENG) put on a ridiculous display to progress. Finding his feet on the rippable right hand walls, the diminutive natural foot regularly sent spray to the sky to impress judges and fans alike, each turn seemingly more powerful than the last. A performance that will no doubt inspire confidence going further into the final days of the event.
Adur Amatrian (SPN) was the highlight of R4 in the second heat of the round, beating the in form Dean Vanderwalle (BEL) into second place. Although both, of course, live to resume battling in R5 of competition when the event resumes tomorrow.
With the surf resembling an African Trestles, the U18 girls suited up and hit the water for their R4 heats. Nadia Erostabe (SPN) was superb, and her performance one of the days highlights; beating the in form Englishwoman Ellie Turner into second position during their heat in the absolutely flawless 4ft surf.
The event will resume tomorrow morning at 9am and can be followed via eurosurfing.org or alternatively on the European Surfing Federation Facebook page. The ESF would also like to thank the event sponsors, without whom none of this would be possible.....
Wipaya of Agadir
Ministry of Youth and Sport
Office Nations of Tourism
AP Omrane Agadir