The Roxy girl Bianca Buitendag, 18, has won the Pro Junior division of the event, making it two from two since the beginning of the European season after her win earlier this year in Vendee. Buitendag ends her Swatch Girls Pro France campaign with a bang and is rewarded for her consistency this week.
Buitendag had a difficult road to victory facing Leila Hurst (HAW) in the semis, and Johanne Defay (FRA) in the quarters but managed to always step it up and take a little advantage over her opponents. With the second best scoring wave of the event and some of the highest heat totals of the week, Buitendag proved once again to be one of the strongest Junior surfers in the World and will leave France satisfied with her performance.
“It was a long final of 25 minutes” said Buitendag. “I got my two good scores in the first few minutes so I kind of relaxed a bit but I had to keep an eye on Cannelle during the whole final ! She only needed a small score in the end so she could have got it easily.”
“It took so long to get a visa I don’t know how long it’ll take to have the french passport but yeah I do love France it’s been good to me so far ! I plan on doing the full tour here in Europe and I’m also going to Peru soon for a Star event.”
This victory pulls her to the first place of the ASP European Pro Junior ranking while another Roxy girl, Johanne Defay, is current no. 2.