Bino Lopes and Pauline Ado win inaugural Pro Anglet 2015

August 31, 2015 | Surfing
Bino Lopes: too shy to show his face | Photo: Masurel/WSL

Bino Lopes and Pauline Ado have conquered the inaugural Pro Anglet 2015, at Chambre d'Amour, in Anglet, France.

The Brazilian surfer defeated Andy Criere in the men's final, held in two-to-three-foot A-frame waves. Bino opened his account with a strong 8.17 and backed it up with a 9.40 for a collection of vertical backside snaps.

"I'm over the moon; I can't even describe the feeling. I feel so lucky to have had the best waves in the semis and final, cause I matched with the top guys, and they were really tough heats," expressed Bino Lopes.

"I knew Andy was ripping in all his heats, and so I really needed to be on the best waves and go big. Fortunately, it went my way."

In the women's final, Pauline Ado waited for the best-looking rollers and capitalized on the local knowledge to ride to victory. Alizé Arnaud had to settle for runner-up.

"I'm super-happy; I had this extra little pressure being here at home and knowing the spot so well. Even though it's only 1,500 points on the line, this is a very important event," explained Ado.

"We had some awesome waves, and I really wanted to do well. I hope this gives me enough confidence to go claim another big result in the next event of Pantin."

Pro Anglet 2015 | Finals

1. Bino Lopes (BRA), 17.57
2. Andy Criere (FRA), 15.37

1. Pauline Ado (FRA), 16.16
2. Alizé Arnaud (FRA), 11.50