Tanner Gudauskas: attacking Lacanau | Photo: ASP/Laurent Masurel

Tanner Gudauskas has conquered the Soöruz Lacanau Pro 2014, after defeating Leonardo Fioravanti in a fading two-to-three foot swell, at Grande Plage, Lacanau.

The Californian goofy-footer got the most out of his powerful backside to surf the best waves, and steal the final from the reigning ASP European Junior champion.

"It was fun. You know, every heat I was like 'ok cool I made it!' I wasn't looking too far ahead, and the guys were ripping, Charly, Vincent and Leo were really in form all event. Just to win an event feels so good I haven't done that in a long time!," tells Gudauskas.

Tanner took home an impressive $20,000 cheque and the 2,000 ranking points, to add another strong result to his season-tally. What will he do next?

"I'm off to Virginia beach and will be back in Europe for the Azores. I'm traveling with my brother Patrick and Masatoshi (Ohno) and the three of us are just trying to get fired up to qualify this year. I love Europe. It's insane. I just love coming over here and hang out; the vibe is so punk rock. I'll be back for sure!", he adds.

Soöruz Lacanau Pro 2014 Final
Tanner Gudauskas (USA), 15.17 def. Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA), 11.33