|Massive sets cleaned up the beach regularly again today.
Credit: © WSL / MasurelCouzinet’s consistency on the European events was hard to beat as the Reunion Island surfer claimed two equal 3rd in Netanya and Santa Cruz, a runner-up in Caparica and a 5th in Lacanau to claim his third consecutive European QS Title.“I’m super happy to get No. 3 but it was strange watching it unfold from the sidelines,” Couzinet admitted. “I really wanted the title but at the same time I’m watching my friends compete and I want them to do well so it’s a bit of a strange feeling. Competing in the regional events is always a huge confidence boost and I need this to perform at the highest level so it’s great to have a good regional tour.”Couzinet adds his name for the third time alongside the likes of compatriots Jeremy Flores, Michel Bourez and Joan Duru, all former European title winners before then went on to bigger and better things on the Championship Tour.
With the completion of the Azores Islands Pro, the European rankings are now final, here is the season’s Top 5:
European Men’s QS Top 5:
1 – Jorgann Couzinet (FRA) ***European Title Winner***
2 – Maxime Huscenot (FRA)
3 – Vasco Ribeiro (PRT)
4 – Frederico Morais (PRT)
5 – Gatien Delahaye (FRA)
Surfers will now fly across to mainland Portugal for the upcoming QS10,000 EDP Billabong Pro Ericeira, starting Tuesday at the famed righthand point break of Ribeira d’Ilhas.
The Azores Islands Pro will unfold from September 17-22, 2019 at PRAIA DE SANTA BARBARA, Sao Miguel – Azores Islands. For all results, photos, video highlights and press releases, log on to worldsurfleague.com.
The Azores Islands Pro are organized by DAAZ Eventos with the support of the following event partners: Azores Airlines, Governo Regional dos Acores, Turismo dos Açores, Câmara Municipal da Ribeira Grande, SEAT , MEO amongst others.