Guadeloupe surfers dominate the 2014 Sopela Pro Junior

July 25, 2014 | Surfing
Tim Bisso: a Guadeloupe star | Photo: ASP/Damien Poullenot

Tim Bisso and Kim Veteau conquered the 2014 Sopela Pro Junior, in small surf conditions, in Bizcaya, Basque Country.

The Men's final saw two French surfers battling for victory. Timothee Bisso capitalized on his opponent's mistakes and surfed a smart heat to take the win.

"I'm super happy. I managed to sneak-in in second place through all rounds and to take the win in the end is very special. I'm looking ahead at Lacanau already, and I hope I can make another final and who knows even win again," says Bisso.

Kim Veteau, also from Guadeloupe, won her maiden ASP Pro Junior event. She was the only female surfer in Sopela to break the 9-point barrier. Veteau used her backhand to explore all possible sections.

"I came into the final super relaxed, maybe that's the difference with Leti, who was feeling the pressure probably more. My main goal this season is qualification for the World Juniors so I'm in a good position now, and I'll try to maintain my momentum going," adds Kim Veteau.

2014 Sopela Pro Junior Finals

1. Timothee Bisso (GLP) 11.83
2. Mateia Hiquily (PYF) 11.07
3. Nelson Cloarec (FRA) 7.43
4. Andy Criere (FRA) 5.33

1. Kim Veteau (GLP) 8.37
2. Leticia Canales Bilbao (EUK) 8.20

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