The European Juniors season opener is set to begin on July 4 and last through July 7 on the untouched Côte Sauvage, just North of Royan, France. This competition attracts the best surfers under-20 years of age from the European continent. Conditions are expected to be great, filled with sunshine and plenty of waves.
“Looks like we’re in for a treat,” confirms Isabelle Peyvel, organizer of the event. “The forecast shows summer temperatures and weather for the whole waiting period and a little swell everyday between 2 and 4 ft, so we should have very nice conditions for the Juniors.”
Over the last several weeks, surfers have been entering and confirming participation for the event in aims to show off their skills and claim the 2013 ASP European Junior title. The event is growing and includes over 100 surfers for the four day competition this year.
Last years’ winners for the men’s and women’s event, Ramzi Boukhiam and South-African WCT athlete, Bianca Buitendag, both went far and became succesful in the surfing world. Booukhiam claimed his maiden European Junior title and Buitendag dominated all events she entered on her way to qualify for the elite ASP Top 17. Both Boukhiam and Buitendag from the 2012 event are now committed to surfing the International tours and will not be returning to Royan this summer, leaving the door wide open for any young talents to rise up and claim top honors at the Soöruz Pro Junior Royan Atlantique.