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Weekend of the 23rd of March was the day for the start of the Karramarro Fish event held at the one and only “Club” in the Ville known as Anglet.
Sunshine, offshore winds and waves were there but it was also known that they would get better through out the day. Split banks is always a favorite of mine to ensure that we are able to run this VQS event and as always to “let the kids ride free” which means more now than ever it these hard times.
Divisions such as Squids (10 and under), Groms (Under 13) , Juniors (Under 16) Pro Am (Under 20) and Womens (Under 20) was the stage and it was game on for all. I will let the pictures tell the 1000 words that I won’t write and the video to hopefully do more with its motion.
During the high tide the surfing action had to have a rest, which in turn means that it’s low tide for games and there were some great ones that included tugh-a war, sack races with flour bombs to the face to make it more interesting and also cold fish soup with the goal to finish at least 5 cups with the last cup doused with Tabasco sauce to spice it up and to have the men step up and separate them from the boy’s and girls. I witnessed five go down and heard later that twelve was the record in the end, chapeau is the word for that but apparently he only won some flip-flops instead.
There was also enough time to run an airshow heat/final with some friends of somebody paddling around with an inflatable raft trying to have fun and annoy those who were trying to come down from the air.
Never the less everyone was a winner and then the tide became friendly again with the best conditions of the day to come and to carry on for the remainder of the event until early nightfall.
The names of those who placed in finals will not be mentioned above but only below in the section with the results.
Pierre Rollet took the win in the Pro-Am division and 500€ from Volcom and Ocean& Earth, while Lucas Jannier won the Juniors and a sweet 250€. All finalists qualify for the 2013 European VQS Champs that will be held in Hossegor (April 30, May 1st)
Thanks to everyone who came to enjoy the day with us.
Also big thank you to the Anglet Surf Club and Anglet city council, to Ragdoll, the staff and judges Yann Martin, Vincent Guelfi, Arnaud Darrigade and their crew.
Last but not least to our event partners Ocean and Earth and Superbrand and to our product partners Seventy One Percent and Vitamin Water.
Next stop in Cornwall with some pasties and crazy tides…
1. Justin Becret
2. Kilian God
3. Tiago Carrique
4. Thibault Manson
1. Florian Grennrd
2. Enzo Poulat
3. Julen Marticorena
4. Hugo Graciet
1. Lucas Jannier (250€)
2. Charly Quivront
3. Aldric God
4. Julen Egiguren
1. Ariane Ochoa
2. Clara Chaudevielle
3. Amaia Billecoq
4. Maud Le Car
1. Pierre Rollet (500€)
2. Loyan Pons de Vier
3. Louis Sempe
4. Guillaume Cassaigne
AIR: Joan Duru (250€)