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Day 1 of the #ROXYPro Recap

The swell we’ve been waiting for has finally arrived in Hossegor and Rounds 1 and 2 of the #ROXYPro France got started today!


Reigning Roxy Pro France champion Sally Fitzgibbons and wild card entry and Biarritz local Lee-Ann Curren competed alongside Courtney Conlogue in Heat 3. Sally came away with a second place finish with a score of 12.40 and Lee-Ann finished third with a 9.80 score.

Five-time World Champion Stephanie Gilmore won her heat with an impressive 9.0 wave, giving her a total score of 16.17 to win the heat against French native Johanne Defay and American Alana Blanchard.

South African and 2013 ASP Rookie of the Year winner Bianca Buitendag dominated her heat against Nikki Van Dijk and Lakey Peterson, winning with a total score of 15.77.

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Fellow ROXY surfers Lisa Andersen, Kelia Moniz, Rosy Hodge and Monyca Eleogram came out to the beach to support the ROXY girls in the competition. Here’s a look at the behind the scenes of the contest site that only our athletes and VIPs get to see!

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Roxy teammates Sally and Lee-Ann met again in Heat 3 of Round Two. It was a VERY close call, with Sally clutching the win with a score of 11.53, narrowly beating Lee-Ann’s score of 10.97. Strong surfing all around by both Sally and Lee-Ann!

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Bianca took an early lead in round three with a strong 7.0 against her competitors, Courtney Conologue and teammate Stephanie Gilmore. Overall, Bianca’s solid wave selction and strong connected rides earned her an overall 15.84 allowing her and Stephanie Gilmore through to Round 4.

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Stay tuned for more updates from the Roxy Pro France by following along with #ROXYPro on Twitter.

Photos: ASP & Timo Jarvinen

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