The surfing world are full of anticipation for the upcoming top billing on the competition calendar: the ASP World Longboard Championship.
The four-day event takes place from the 10th July, and is held at the Cote des Basques, Biarritz. 32 professional female surfers will face the best waves France has to offer, all eager to be judge the world’s best.
In recent years the competition has been dominated by American surfers; with Jennifer Smith taking the 2007 title, and Hawaii’s Joy Monahan claiming the honour in the summer of 2008.
But this year Europe are fighting back with a whole host of talent, looking to make amends on the world scene. And leading the pack is Britain’s very own Candice O’ Donnell.
25-year-old Candice is from Newquay, and has been surfing since the age of 10. She currently holds top accolades in the Longboard, winning the British Championship in 2008, before later adding the English title to her collection in July.
Candice automatically gained qualification to the event when she also won ithe European Longboard title in April, which was held in Tapia (Spain).
Keep a track on Candice’s progress on www.roxyjam.com/roxyjam09/
Vanessa Kersey, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine