Jorgann Couzinet and Coco Ho win the 2017 Pantin Classic Galicia Pro

September 4, 2017 | Surfing
Jorgann Couzinet: applying back foot pressure in Pantin | Photo: Masurel/WSL

Jorgann Couzinet and Coco Ho have taken out the 2017 Pull & Bear Pantin Classic Galicia Pro, in the northwest of Spain.

The iconic beach break of Pantin has once again proved to be one of the most important Qualifying Series (QS) stops on the World Surf League schedule.

After finishing runner-up in three finals this season, Couzinet was able to find the road to success, despite Michael Rodrigues' phenomenal 9.03 for a huge air.

"I was going crazy with those runner-ups! To get my first win here at a QS6,000 is insane, it feels like an early Christmas," explained Jorgann Couzinet, who jumped to 7th in the QS rankings.

"I want to celebrate this so bad, but it's not the time to do so, we have two very important events coming up, and I'll try to keep my focus for those."

In the women's final, Coco Ho used her backhand knowledge to apply pressure on the 15-year-old Caroline Marks, and eventually put her in combination situation until the end of the heat.

"It's been amazing to be back in Pantin; I can never believe how beautiful this place is. The waves have been really fun this week, and I'm stoked it's my third time back, and I finally got a good result!" said Coco Ho.

2017 Pull & Bear Pantin Classic Galicia Pro | Finals

1. Jorgann Couzinet (FRA) 16.60
2. Michael Rodrigues (BRA) 14.20

1. Coco Ho (HAW) 16.50
2. Caroline Marks (USA) 11.17