Young French surfer Alize Arnaud dominated the European junior circuit before her graduation to the elite division. She won the French Junior Championships in 2005 and 2007, and was also named ASP European Junior Champion in 2008. Her time as a junior culminated in 2010 when she was crowned ASP Women’s World Junior Champion. The following year, she continued to impress with a fifth place in the Open division at the ISA World Championships in Panama. In 2012 following a series of solid results at ASP 6-Star events, including a fifth place at the Hunter Ports Women’s Classic at Newcastle, Australia, and a runners-up spot at the Cabreiroa Pantin Classic Pro, she finished the season ranked equal first at the the top of the ASP Europe standings. Born on 15th February 1990 in Creteil near Paris, Alize grew up in Capbreton in south-western France. Following in the footsteps of her older brother Harry, she started surfing at the age of nine and by the age of 15 she was winning competitions, including the Queen of the Groms and the Rip Curl Gromsearch Europe. Despite missing her sport on the 2013 World Championship Tour by one heat, there is no doubt that Alize is a highly dedicated and talented surfer with a bright future ahead of her. Riding with a regular stance, she says that she enjoys barrels more than any other trick (‘nothing is better than a good barrel’), and her favourite waves are her home break at Capbreton, as well as nearby Hossegor and Bell’s Beach.
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