As I arrive in Arica, Chile on June 2016, I feel confident and I want to enjoy every heat on the wave of El Flopo.
This wave is solid and regular, I really love riding on it.
After my victory at Arica in 2014 and my second place in 2015 after a memorable finale against Jared Houston, ZAF, I want to confirm a good position.
My quarter-final against Jeff Hubbard and my semi-final beating the Brazilian Eder Luciano lead me to the final.
I have the big pleasure to ride in final agains another talented South Africain rider, Ian Campbell.
And it seems like ZAF riders are hungry…
Ian wins after a very interesting final, I surf my best and so he does.
I am admirative and respectful for his combativity and this victory.
When the bells rings the end of the heat, we both congratulate each other with a sincere joy.
Pictures do not lie…
When I fly back to Europe, the 2016 APB World Tour program leads us to Portugal :
Sintra, Viana, Nazaré before the last step in Gran Canaria at El Fronton.
All hopes are allowed for scoring high and trying to keep on the upper steps of the 2016 World Tour ranking.
10 juillet 2016
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