French Surfer from I’ile de La Reunion upsets her friend Bianca in the Semi to go on and battle the experienced Sally Fitzgibbons in the Finals. It was rewarding and easy to hear the fans along the beach, cheering for their favorite competitor throughout the contest; “Courtney”, “Sally”, “Bianca”, and the up and coming “Defay”. All surfers in the Semi’s were crowd favorites and positive energy flowing everywhere.
Johanne Defay is from an island off Madagascar, the same island where the mysterious Malaysian airline parts were recently washed ashore. Lots of special emotion and attention focused on this island this week.
Sally Fitzgibbons (Heat 2 Winner)
Johanne Defay (Heat 1 Winner)