The Rip Curl Pro Anglet 2021 is off to a great start, with conditions in the surfers’ favour, both in and out of the water. Organisers have decided to run two heats simultaneously as the weather is due to deteriorate throughout the rest of the event window. Keep up with the event as it happens here.
2021 Rip Curl Pro Anglet Gets Underway in the French Basque Country
- Opening Day with Split Banks to Maximize Opportunity
- Tough Forecast for Entire Waiting Period
- More Information at WorldSurfLeague.com
The 2021 QS1,000 Rip Curl Pro Anglet is officially underway with the first heats of the men’s event in the water since yesterday,10 a.m (local time). Conditions in the 1-to-2 foot range with clean offshore winds and a beautiful summer day in Anglet are everything organizers hoped for to get the action going.
“We have clean little waves this morning breaking all over the Chambre d’Amour beach so we’re pleased to get our surfers in the water early,” Rob Gunning, WSL Europe Tour Manager said. “We’re looking at a very difficult forecast for the entire week of the waiting period unfortunately so every breaking wave will be taken advantage of. That’s why we have decided to use a split-banks system with two heats in the water simultaneously on two different peaks.”
The Rip Curl Pro Anglet is the first Qualifying Series event in the region counting for the 2021/22 season and the 120-men and 56-women fields are stacked with the very best European surfers.
Event officials hope to complete 36 heats over the first day of competition, both of the men and women opening rounds.
Come Play and Relax with Event Partners Rip Curl, Caraïbos and Tourtel Twist
All week, surf fans in Anglet can enjoy the action both in and out of the lineup with activations from our event partners. After watching a few heats, come play at the Rip Curl stand for a chance to win heaps of goodies including a grand prize of clothing items from Rip Curl.
When the sun starts to shine a little too strong, come find shade and delicious refreshments at the Caraïbos and Tourtel Twist bars in the heart of the Chambre d’Amour.
Rip Curl Pro Anglet Press Session
The official Rip Curl Pro Anglet press session will be hosted on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 6 p.m at the Espace de l’océan. Surfers Pauline Ado (FRA), Teresa Bonvalot (PRT) and Kyllian Guerin (FRA) will be available alongside Anglet Mayor Claude Olive, Rip Curl Europe president Mathieu Lefin and WSL Europe’s Cheyne Bradburn.
LIVE Scores, Full Results and Updates
The health and safety of athletes, staff, and the local community are of the utmost importance and there are a robust set of procedures in place to keep everyone safe. Athletes, staff, media and the public will be required to show proof of the “Health Pass” before accessing any of the event facilities or the beach.
The WSL encourages fans to follow the event online and watch the final two days of competition LIVE at WorldSurfLeague.com.
The 2021 Rip Curl Pro Anglet is scheduled from August 24-29, 2021, at La Chambre d’Amour, Anglet – Nouvelle-Aquitaine / France. For all results, photos, videos and press releases, log on to worldsurfleague.com.
The Rip Curl Pro Anglet is supported by the City of Anglet, Nouvelle-Aquitaine Regional Council, Rip Curl, Tourtel Twist (supplier), Caraïbos, Groupe CLIM, MCS Extrême and Virgin Radio.
The World Surf League would like to sincerely thank all the partners, sponsors and suppliers of the 2021 Rip Curl Pro Anglet who allow this event to run despite the uncertainty of the current global pandemic.