The day started with the opening rounds of the Reef Longboard Pro and ran all the way through the Quarterfinals before moving into the Animal Pro QS competition once again.
nternational Talent and Rising Star Dominate Women’s Longboarding
Four-time winner at Boardmasters, Alice Lemoigne (FRA) dominated the opening day of competition and proved she will once again be hard to beat in the Cornish waters. The former runner-up in the world easily navigated the slightly wind-affected building rights and lefts of Fistral to post big numbers in her two heats.
The biggest surprise came from Canary Island resident Ginger Caimi (ITA) who, at only 11 years old, beat some of the event’s favorites to claim a spot into the Semifinals. The light goofy foot showed great potential with beautiful nose rides both on the lefts and rights today.
Beth Leighfield (GBR), Izzy Henshall (GBR) and Emily Currie (GBR) will represent the host country in the Semis.
Brits Catch Hot Start in the Men’s Reef Longboard Pro
Local hero Ben Skinner (GBR), Adam Griffiths (GBR) and Arthur Randell (GBR) all posted convincing performances in the Quarters and will be the crowds’ favorites when the event resumes for the finals over the weekend.
The reigning European Title winner Nicolas Andrade (ESP) and previous 4-time event victor Edouard Delpero (FRA) will be fighting to get back on top of the podium as well.
The QS1,000 Animal Pro also continued later today with the men’s Round of 32 and the women’s Round of 16 as the swell continued to build throughout the afternoon on a sunny Friday in Newquay.
The next call will be held Saturday, August 12th, 2023 at 12 p.m BST.
Boardmasters Open surfing events are scheduled from August 9-13, 2023 at Fistral Beach, Cornwall – England and registrations are now open. For all results, photos, video highlights and press releases, log on to worldsurfleague.com.
Boardmasters Open surfing events including the QS 1,000 Animal Mens and Womens Pro, the LQS 1,000 Reef Longboard Pro and the Mystic Junior Open are supported by Rubicon RAW Energy, FULFIL, Animal, Reef, Mystic as well as media partners Carve and SurfGirl.
UPCOMING REEF LONGBOARD PRO MEN’S SEMIFINALS MATCHUPS:
SF1: Arthur Randell (GBR), Nicolas Andrade (ESP), Jon Garmendia Gonzalez (EUK), Ignacio Pignataro (URY)
SF2: Ben Skinner (GBR), Adam Griffiths (GBR), Edouard Delpero (FRA), Martin Coret (REU)
UPCOMING REEF LONGBOARD PRO WOMEN’S SEMIFINALS MATCHUPS:
SF1: Alice Lemoigne (FRA), Zoe Grospiron (FRA), Ginger Caimi (CNY), Beth Leighfield (GBR)
SF2: Carlota Jauregui (ESP), Izzy Henshall (GBR), Emily Currie (GBR), Thilde Rasmussen (DNK)