Switzerland wasn’t blessed with a sea connection, that doesn’t necessarily mean that there are no surfing addicted “swissies” around. This year the Swiss surfing championships were held in Zarautz – Spain. Even tough the sandbanks didn’t work as good as Zarautz is known for, the contestants did everything they could and scored amazing waves.
Bea had a pretty bad eye infection and couldn’t participate on the contest. But we got some shots from the training on day one.
Following a short report and results, found on http://www.surf-devil.com:
Geneva based Rachel Bonhote dominated the 25 minute final and took out the open womens title. Daniela Cramer placed second, Julie De Smet in third and Anne Bonhote in forth place.
The Open Mens division was hotly contested with seventeen year old Swen Zaugg taking the win ahead of Martin Müller (2nd) Philip Mappes (3rd) and Matthieu Honegger (4th). Having just competed in the ISA European Junior Championships in Lacanau (F), Swen surfed a marathon seven heats in challenging two meter conditions to convincingly take out the final.
1. Rachel Bonhote
2. Daniela Cramer
3. Julie De Smet
4. Anne Bonhote
1. Swen Zaugg
2. Martin Müller
3. Philip Mappes
4. Matthieu Honegger