Josh Moniz: powerful and creative | Photo: Poullenot

Joshua Moniz has conquered the inaugural Martinique Surf Pro, at Basse-Pointe.

The Hawaiian surfer defeated Michael February in superb wave conditions. During the 40 minutes of the final, Moniz and February rode eight waves each. But with a 9.07 and an 8.87, Joshua Moniz set the bar high and celebrated a tasty victory.

"I feel so good, I came here and I really wanted to win. I was pretty nervous in the last final, and I am so happy to come out with the win. This is my first QS win ever. I'm stoked. I hope that this contest continues because the waves are fun," said Joshua Moniz.

"I know Michael is super experienced. I have watched a lot of his surfing, and he surfs so well, so I was super nervous going into the heat and I knew he was capable of getting very high scores."

The organisers of the Martinique Surf Pro 2015, Nicolas Clémenté and Nicolas Ursulet are very pleased. The event will return in 2016.

"At Basse-Pointe the waves are long and powerful and, therefore, perfect for this competition. They enabled the surfers to show us their full potential. The judges handed out almost 100 excellent scores (between 8 and 10), which is huge for a QS event. This Martinique Surf Pro was clearly a truly successful event," stressed Nicolas Clémenté.

Martinique Surf Pro 2015 | Final

1. Joshua Moniz (HAW) 17.94
2. Michael February (ZAF) 16.10