New talents surfing on the wave in Soöruz Lacanau Pro 2007

Soöruz Lacanau Pro

The 28th edition of Soöruz Lacanau Pro, presented by PlayStation takes place from the 9th to the 19th of August, in Lacanau (France-Gironde 33) attracting the best surfers in the world. This important stage of the world surfing championship is a springboard for the new surfing champions, as well as for new musical groups, sharing both the same values of the “Beach Culture”

Since its was created in 1979, the French Pro called for the third consecutive year Soöruz Lacanau Pro gives the opportunity to discover new talents among the surfers coming from all over the world to brave the “girondine” waves. In 1994, Kelly Slater confirms his superiority by taking the first place on the podium before taking the title of world champion the same year.
More recently, it is the turn of the young prodigy Jeremy Flores, to display his talents. Finalist in 2006, he qualifies in Lacanau for the WCT and he is now one of the best world surfers.
As for Adrien Valéro, born in Lacanau, he is well known by eliminating the American surfer Rob Machado. At 19 years old, he is among the best French juniors, whose aim is to challenge the Australian title holder of the OAKLEY PRO JUNIOR : Mitchell Coleborn.

For the third edition of the feminine junior event a new stage has been added to the world circuit, and takes places for the first time in the “girondine” capital of surfing during the Soöruz Lacanau Pro 2007.

A feminine junior competition takes place in each region of the ASP (Association of Surfing professional) in order to select the two best surfers who will compete in the next world championship which takes place this year in Narabeen (Australia).
Among the competitors, all are under 21 years old, four French are the favourite for this stage of the international Lacanau circuit : Pauline Ado (world junior champion), Alizée Arnaud, Lee Ann Curren (Junior European champion in 2006) as well as Justine Dupont rider in the SOÖRUZ team, born in Lacanau.

The surfing competition can be seen daily on the central beach in Lacanau with numerous festivities from sunset. Beach Culture is not only surfing, but music concerts too, create a festive atmosphere, typical from Lacanau. The stage in Lacanau is installed along the beach, with new musical talents every year. The group “Uncommenmanfrommars” makes its first appearance before starting their tour around France and Europe. This year again, young groups of Ska, Rock or Reggae as well, will bring to live the Lacanau live Music Scene.

Among the new fashionable groups 2007 :
Maxime’s (ska-reggae- the 10.08) – Danakil (reggae- the 11.08) – Nelly Olson (pop/rock – the 12.08) – Rasta mytho (reggae- le 13.08) – Nafta (rock- le 17.08) – Taxi Folia (ska rock – le 18.08)

Everybody will admire the new best surfing talents who may be consulted the website of the Soöruz Lacanau Pro thanks to the Live Streaming. Visit it at www.lacanau-pro.com.

Thursday 9th August : Surfers Demonstration and training on the central beach
From Friday 10th to Sunday the 12th of August : OAKLEY PRO JUNIOR
Tuesday 14th August : Night surfing show
From Tuesday 14th to Sunday 19th August : SOÖRUZ LACANAU PRO WQS 6 stars

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