Billabong Pro JBAY 2010

29 07 2010

Masurel / Aquashot

The photos of the 2010 Billabong Pro J.Bay by Laurent Masurel with a great report in french magazine L’EQUIPE.

New pictures will be upload soon on www.aquashot.fr !

Publicités




New Office

27 07 2010

Aquashot’s new working space

Since the beginnig of June, Aquashot‘s photograpers are now working in their new office with plenty of space and a brand new studio. A perfect workplace localized near the highway in Capbreton to satisfy all the expectations from their various clients.





Fashion Book 2010

27 07 2010

Aquashot

Have a look at the latest fashion shots realized by Aquashot‘s team : pictures of Roxy team surfer Rosy Hodge during her venue in France and pictures of various models from Girls and Boys Agency.





Roxy Jam 2010 Gallery online on aquashot.fr

23 07 2010

Find our last gallery of Roxy Jam 2010 in our website Aquashot.fr

credits : aquashot/Laurent Masurel – Damien Poullenot – Bastien Bonnarme





Roxy Jam 2010

15 07 2010

Aquashot

The Roxy Jam is over and Cori Schumacher is the 2010 Roxy ASP Women’s World Longboard champ.

LA COTE DES BASQUES, Biarritz, France (Sunday, July 11, 2010) – Cori Schumacher (California, USA), 33, has won the Roxy ASP Women’s World Longboard Championships today in Biarritz, at the world famous venue of La Côte des Basques defeating fellow finalist Kaitlin Maguire (California, USA), 22, in clean two-to-three foot (0.5 to 1 meter) waves in a 100% American heat.

Claiming her first ever ASP World title after several years amongst the world’s best female longboarders’ contingent, Schumacher stepped-up to her reputation to dominate the last action-packed day of the contest posting the event’s highest single-wave and heat scores respectively a 9.25 and 17.25 points.

“It feels so good right now,” freshly crowned Schumacher said. “It was like six minutes to the end and feelings just all washed over me and I was tingling. It’s such an amazing feeling to win. I had some pressure though when I paddled into a wave and left Kaitlin (Maguire) on her own because she can pull a world championship out of her hat anytime.”

Coming out on top of a series of intense exchanges in a well-fought final after eliminating two former world champions in the Quarterfinals (Jennifer Smith) and the Semifinals (Joy Monahan), Schumacher’s solid 13.15 score to Maguire’s 9.80 confirmed her domination over the weekend, her smart heat tactics and strategy giving her the final shot at the title.

“I took a gamble to paddle into that last wave and hoped for the conditions to slow down as it had been doing the last three days,” Schumacher said. “It paid up, the gamble went well!”

Maguire, who was surfing her first final in an ASP World title decider event, came short of five points leaving the 2010 edition with the runner-up spot, a promising result and a guarantee to return in next year’s ASP Women’s World Longboard Championships along with the event’s top 16 surfers.

“I was really exhausted for the final,” Maguire said. “Doing the semis and the final in a row was a tough one but it was a good heat. I surfed my best and she surfed better. I was really aiming at the title coming to France so it’s disappointing to come one spot short.”

Both finalists ending respectively best and second-best scorers of the 2010 edition, the Roxy ASP Women’s World Longboard Championships were treated to excellent surfing levels throughout the two-day competition, the intensity rising fast throughout the final day of competition and the field of contenders reducing dramatically to the last two.

“The way the contest was judged following the new criterias was great,” Maguire said. “To value progressive surfing more and still count the traditional longboard style helped push the level higher and it’s promising for next year.”

Making the Seminfinals for the second consecutive time, French favorite and and former ASP Women’s World Longboard No. 2 Justine Dupont (Lacanau, FRA, in 2007) had to accept Maguire’s unstoppable run to the final in a high-scoring battle. One of two French representatives to make the final-eight, Dupont had to face the domination of Hawaiian and United States’ natives over the 2010 edition.

“I am really disappointed to end-up once again in the Semifinals,” 18-year-old Dupont said. “I’ve had a runner-up, a fifth and two thirds in four years but I wanted to win that event today. I’ll be back next year for another shot for sure.”

Former event winner and ASP Women’s World Longboard No.1 Joy Monahan (Oahu, HAW) was stopped in the Semifinals despite delivering the best heat of the event against Schumacher where both girls respectively posted 16.00 and 17.25 points displaying an impressive repertoire of both traditional nose-rides and on-the-rail attacks.

Invited in the last second to replace last year’s runner-up Chelsea Williams (AUS), Monahan, who had dropped out of the ASP Top 32 elite list, secured her retrun to the elite for 2011 by placing equal 3rd today, something crucial for the Hawaiian native.

FINAL
1st, Cori Schumacher (USA) 13.15
2nd, Kaitlin Maguire (USA) 8.10

SEMIFINALS
Heat 1: Cori Schumacher (USA)  17.25 Def. Joy Monahan (HAW) 16.00
Heat 2: Kaitlin Maguire (USA) 14.25 Def. Justine Dupont (FRA) 11.20

QUARTERFINALS
Heat 1: Cori Schumacher (USA) 9.75 Def. Kelly Nicely (USA) 6.25
Heat 2: Joy Monahan (HAW) 13.75 Def. Jennifer Smith (USA) 12.65
Heat 3: Kaitlin Maguire (USA) 14.40 Def. Coline Menard (REU) 13.35
Heat 4: Justine Dupont (FRA) 12.40 Def. Kelia Moniz (HAW) 12.00

ROUND 2 RESULTS (all 16 surfers automatically invited for the 2011 edition)
Heat 1: Cori Schumacher (USA) 12.75 Def. Kassia Meador (USA) 11.25
Heat 2: Kelly Nicely (USA) 8.80 Def. Haunani Kane (HAW) 6.95
Heat 3: Joy Monahan (HAW) 10.90 Def. Leah Dawson (USA) 10.35
Heat 4: Jennifer Smith (USA) 10.25 Def. Summer Romero (USA) 5.55
Heat 5: Coline Menard (REU) 7.75 Def. Yoko Furuichi (JPN) 4.85
Heat 6: Kaitlin Maguire (USA) 9.75 Def. Geodee Clark (HAW) 6.05
Heat 7: Justine Dupont (FRA) 10.50 Def. Isabelle Braly (AUS) 4.35
Heat 8: Kelia Moniz (HAW) 14.50 Def. Miku Uemura (HAW) 5.00





Calendrier Sportifs BAB2 – July 2010

15 07 2010

Aquashot

Pictures taken for the 2010/2011 « BAB2 sport champions calendar » revealed this Friday July 16th at the inauguration of the new mall.

With the participation of Tim Boal, Antoine Delpero, Fred David, Jonathan Despergers, Caroline Sarran, Emmanuelle Joly, Enzo Perez, Nicolas Bachoffer, Bruno Driolet, Augusti Waltary, Aretz Iguini, Arnaud Heguy, Carolina Marinelli, Sigrid Picq, Raphaele Souavin and Edurne Inza.

All the photos on : aquashot.fr





South Landes On Fire – June 2010

5 07 2010

Have a look on the last great session in the South Landes, one of the best since the beginning of the year. Damien and Bastien from Aquashot was there to get the action captured.

All the pictures on : www.aquashot.fr