Delpero and Dupont are the 2014 European Longboard champions

September 14, 2014 | Surfing
Edouard Delpero: that is not a shortboard | Photo: ASP/Laurent Masurel

Edouard Delpero and Justine Dupont have claimed the Vieux Boucau Longboard Festival 2014, in small wave conditions, at Plage Nord, in France. They are the new European Longboard champions.

In the Men's final clash, Delpero found a decisive long right-hander to collect one of the top scoring rides. Edouard, who was surfing against brother Antoine, and French compatriots Emilien Fleury and Rémi Arauzo, carried his rhythm all the way to the buzzer.

"I was first to hit the peak way out the back, and I was lucky enough to score that super nice right, a very smooth wave with a cleaner face and I managed to do a hang-ten and a couple maneuvers to finish it clean," explains Edouard Delpero.

"The level was super high all-event, so I'm stoked to get that win and the European title. I came close a couple years ago in another final with Antoine, so it makes the victory even sweeter today."

Justine Dupont, a former Dream Tour surfer and big wave adventurer, secured victory in the last moments of the Women's final with excellent nose-riding skills.

"I'm super happy, I haven't won heats in some time so to come here and compete at home, surf with all my friends and win was great. I'm so thankful to Vieux Boucau for putting up this event, I had a great time catching up with all the longboarders here," expresses Justine.

"I love doing all of this; each is a different side of the sport and I just enjoy myself in the ocean no matter what board I ride. I never get bored in the water; this is my passion and I'll spend as much time out there as I can."

Vieux Boucau Longboard Festival 2014 | Men's Final
1. Edouard Delpero (FRA) 17.03
2. Antoine Delpero (FRA) 16.70
3. Emilien Fleury (FRA) 12.40
4. Rémi Arauzo (FRA) 10.64

Vieux Boucau Longboard Festival 2014 | Women's Final
1. Justine Dupont (FRA) 14.03
2. Alice Lemoigne (REU) 12.50
3. Coline Menard (FRA) 8.97
4. Victoria Vergara (FRA) 6.27

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