Tim Bisso: a French star in the making | Photo: Eurosurf Junior 2014

Tim Bisso led France to victory in the Eurosurf Junior 2014, held at Praia de Santa Barbara, in the Azores Islands, Portugal.

Sunny skies and one-meter waves greeted surfers from 15 countries. The event run by the European Surfing Federation (ESF), the governing body for surfing in the Old Continent, crowned champions in eight divisions.

The Under 18 Surfing final had two French surfers, a German rider, and an Irish competitor. Bisso and Nelson Cloarec stole the top positions and helped consolidating their country's advantage.

"This is a very good result for my career. It will boost me in the future. I've overcome myself, it's the reward for all my efforts. In the last month, I've reconquered my confidence. Thank you to all my coaches What's nice is the support of coaches on my surfing and how I do things. Thank you to them, and to all the staff. I had a great week," expressed Bisso.

France collects the 10th team trophy, and its ninth consecutive victory at the Eurosurf Junior; individual titles also went to Benoit Carpentier (Under 18 Longboard), Marco Mignot (Under 14 Surfing), and Leo Paul Etienne (Under 16 Surfing).

Keisha Eyre took the Under 18 Surfing Women's title to England; Miguel Adão raised the Portuguese flag in the Under 18 Bodyboard division, and Alexandra Rinder, from Germany, won the Under 18 Surfing Women's competition.

Eurosurf Junior 2014 | Final Team Standings

1. France, 10970
2. Spain, 9619
3. Portugal, 8664
4. Morocco, 7841
5. Ireland, 6388
6. Channel Islands, 6333
7. Germany, 6248
8. Wales, 6178
9. Belgium, 6138
10. England, 5228
11. Italy, 4315
12. Denmark, 1675
13. Norway, 1308
14. Sweden, 1298
15. Austria, 610

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