I’m currently at Labenne for the O’Neill Face to Face invitational. We had some very nice waves the 1st day of the contest already.
Although I got 2nd in both of my first heats. I was feeling comfortable surfing on my backhand (which sometimes could be a trouble maker). I waited with priority for the bigger sets, they offered not as many turns as the smaller inside ones but allowed some more aggressive surfing and even some barrel options. The judges did not seem to like it though and where scoring the smaller inside ones better.
Hopefully tomorrow will be good again as the swell is still picking up… I love the way the contest format works and can’t wait to surf some more man to man heats!