Hundreds of spectators lined up at Chambre d'Amour beach to watch Jorgann Couzinet win the Anglet Surf de Nuit 2016 being contested just a stone’s throw from our Biarritz surf camps.
Held in fun, three foot waves in contestable punchy waves at
the Anglet beach break, spectators were treated to some aerial displays in the
darkness with LED lights allowing the crowd, and more importantly, the judges
to see the action unfold.
Even an unseasonal summer downpour couldn’t dampen
the crowd’s spirits for this fantastic event.
After some solid surfing right from the start, it was
Jorgann Couzinet who took out the win after taking to the sky with a tail
spinning forward rotation to the delight of the crowd.
A perfect warm-up to his
next QS event, the Pro Anglet.
Speaking of this unusual contest, the winner had this to
"It was tough at first to get used to the board, but
once I got a hang of it, it was fun! I couldn't believe people stuck around
with the rain and thunder - the crowd was going off!
“Surfing in the dark is definitely extraordinary, even with
all the balloons and LEDs on the board you never quite see as well as during
the day. I've repeatedly worked to land those manoeuvres, so it's become kind
of automatic now."
The full results were:
1. Jorgann Couzinet
2. Leo Paul Etienne
3. David Leboulch
4. Roland Lefeuvre
5. Vincent Duvignac
6. Thomas La Fonta
Watch the action below:
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