High-performance surfing, professional athletes and a plenty of entertainment await Anglet as the World Surf League hosts a number of events on the Basque Country shores from August 18-23.
- The Surf de Nuit Anglet returns with mesmerizing night surf action on Sunday, Aug. 18
- QS1,500 Deeply Pro Anglet to run Monday to Friday, August 19-23
- Red Bull Airborne Qualifier Offers Unique Chance to Join Best Aerialists in the World
- More Available at WorldSurfLeague.com
Press Release: The iconic Chambre d’Amour beach in Anglet prepares to host a full week of high-performance surfing and entertainment as World Surf League action brings professional athletes back to the Basque Country. The event village will open in the morning of Saturday, August 17, offering locals and visiting tourists a chance to browse products and enjoy activations from event partners. During the following six days, Anglet will be the center of the surfing world’s attention as some of the best surfers in the world compete for a piece of the prize purse and ranking points on offer.
“The Pro Anglet returns this year with the support of Portuguese surf brand Deeply, further strengthening its position as an important event on the WSL schedule,” Claude Olive, Mayor of Anglet stated. “Surfing has been a passion in Anglet for over sixty years and once again the best surfers on the Qualifying Series will come put on a great show on our beaches. Even though the event had to be slightly shortened because of the G7 happening next door, I have no doubt the WSL will do everything to run a smooth event and crown the 2019 winners.”
Situated right the heart of the French Basque Country, Anglet is part of a greater 900km coastline in Nouvelle-Aquitaine that boasts world-class waves year-round and is home to some of the best surfers on the planet.
26th Edition of Surf de Nuit Promises Big Action
Surfers in the night-surfing specialty event Surf de Nuit Anglet will be there on Sunday for team signing sessions from 6 p.m. The LIVE music will start at 8 p.m. with the collective Radio Standart to psyche everyone up for the start of the event as soon as the skies darken.
This year, the event will consist of four, three-surfer teams representing Deeply, Soöruz, Picture, and Dakine. Teams will battle in three heats and the winning team will be granted two wildcards (one man, one woman) into the Deeply Pro Anglet.
As always, massive light balloons will float over the Chambre d’Amour lineup and surfers’ boards will be covered in LEDs to be better seen by the thousands of people watching from the beach and promenade. The whole night will be filmed and transmitted LIVE both on a giant screen on the spot as well as worldwide through the WSL’s YouTube channel and Facebook pages.
World No. 1 QS surfer Jorgann Couzinet (FRA) will lead the highly talented field for Team Soöruz alongside Tessa Thyssen (FRA) and Thomas Debierre (FRA); Leon Glatzer (DEU), Justine Dupont (FRA) and Edoardo Papa (ITA) will represent Dakine, Deeply’s international team will consist of Maxime Huscenot (FRA), Vasco Ribeiro (PRT) and Lucia Martino (ESP) while Picture will count on local knowledge with Julien Thouron (FRA), Pauline Ado (FRA) and Felix Morau (FRA).
Deeply Pro Anglet Celebrates 5th Anniversary with New Partnerships
The QS1,500 Deeply Pro Anglet returns for a fifth edition at a crucial point in the Qualifying Series season. As the second-to-last counting event in the regional title race, Anglet could potentially crown Europe’s best surfer this year, but more importantly, it comes as a final chance to prepare for a massive leg taking surfers to Spain and Portugal with massive points on the line.
Unfolding for the first time from Monday to Friday, August 19-23, the Deeply Pro Anglet will also give up-and-coming surfers a chance to battle it out with the best in the game as the field also includes juniors looking to build experience on the QS. Deeply riders Uhaina Joly (FRA) and Jonathan Gonzalez (CNY) received a wildcard from their sponsor and Thomas Bady (FRA) was the Anglet Surf Club’s choice of representation.
The newly signed partnership with Portuguese surf brand Deeply will allow this event to build on its four-year history and grow bigger and better. Deeply has built its profile by supporting athletes, men, and women, of all ages and disciplines. The likes of Maxime Huscenot, Vasco Ribeiro or Lucia Martino have found a connection with the brand and their products to help them perform on tour. This support and collaboration grant Deeply the credibility and trust in the face of core surf targets. It is this partnership that allows the brand to develop wetsuits that deliver the features surfers look for, no matter the level of expertise and gender. The natural evolution for Deeply was to support an event, which is the platform for their athletes to shine.
An extensive schedule of side-activities can be found on-site during the event thanks to existing partnerships and new brands on board and will include:
* Daily After-Surf music sessions by Tourtel Twist, Ocean 52 and Hydro Flask
* Beach cleaning session by Surfrider Europe on Tuesday, August 20 at 9:30 a.m.
* LIVE music with Shelt-Er at 9 p.m. on the Anglet Surf Avenue stage on Wednesday, August 21
* “Monciné à la plage” movie screening showing ‘BLUE’ at 9:45 p.m. on Thursday, August 22
* Red Bull Airborne Afterparty from 7 p.m. on the Vent d’Ouest Café rooftop on Thursday, August 22
Red Bull Airborne Qualifier Adds Exciting Dimension for the Crowds
Since its inception last year, the Red Bull Airborne series has become increasingly popular among fans and surfers, with some of the best aerialists in the world, getting together in the search for the craziest, most radical maneuvers above the lip.
The final stop on the series will unfold in France later this year (October 3-9), and the Red Bull Airborne Qualifier in Anglet offers a final chance to claim a ticket for that main event. 16 surfers have been selected through invites and summer sessions under the guidance of event director Vincent Duvignac:
Jorgann Couzinet, Maxime Huscenot, Charly Martin, Charly Quivront, Marc Lacomare, Gatien Delahaye, Marco Mignot, Justin Becret, Titouan Canevet, Jordan Oueslati, Sam Piter, Erwan Blouin, Timothee Bisso, Nelson Cloarec, Enzo Cavallini and Issam Auptel.
The Surf de Nuit Anglet will unfold on August 18, the Deeply Pro Anglet is scheduled from August 19-23, 2019 at La Chambre d’Amour, Anglet – France. For all results, photos, video highlights, and press releases log on to worldsurfleague.com.
The Surf de Nuit Anglet is supported by the City of Anglet, Nouvelle-Aquitaine Regional Council, Red Bull, Tourtel Twist, Ocean 52, Hydro Flask, Toyota Makila Auto, HOFF, Suez, Atlanthal, Nexiti, Chronoplus, and Virgin Radio.
The Deeply Pro Anglet is supported by Deeply, City of Anglet, Nouvelle-Aquitaine Regional Council, Oakley, Red Bull, Tourtel Twist, Ocean 52, Hydro Flask, Toyota Makila Auto, HOFF and Virgin Radio with official forecast magicseaweed.com.
About the WSL
The World Surf League (WSL) is dedicated to celebrating the world’s best surfing on the world’s best waves through a variety of best-in-class audience platforms. The organization, headquartered in Santa Monica, is a global sport with regional offices in Australasia, Africa, North America, South America, Hawaii, Japan, and Europe.
The WSL has been championing the world’s best surfing since 1976, annually running more than 230 global events across the Men’s and Women’s Championship Tours, the Big Wave Tour, Redbull Airborne, Qualifying Series, Junior and Longboard Championships, as well as the WSL Big Wave Awards. The League possesses a deep appreciation for the sport’s rich heritage while promoting progression, innovation, and performance at the highest levels, and in doing so crowns the undisputed Men’s and Women’s World Champions across all tours.
Showcasing the world’s best surfing on its digital platform at WorldSurfLeague.com, the WSL has a passionate global fan base with millions tuning in to see world-class athletes like Kelly Slater, Stephanie Gilmore, Tyler Wright, John Florence, Lakey Peterson, Grant Baker, Keala Kennelly, Paige Alms, Kai Lenny, Steven Sawyer, Soleil Errico, Mateus Herdy, Kirra Pinkerton, Carissa Moore, Gabriel Medina, Courtney Conlogue and more battle on the most dynamic field of play of any global sport.
For more information, please visit WorldSurfLeague.com