74 knots and fierce 20-ft waves at Brandon Bay made for a radical and demanding competition. – Stoked to report that Naish rider Julien Taboulet places third and therefore advances to the next location – Mission 2. Congratulations!
He comments: „I was so happy to be selected for this first storm, plus it was important to be in Ireland in honor of Mikey Clancy. It was my first time in such strong wind – it was impossible to even waterstart sometimes. For sure we scored it big-time! I’m happy to make the cut for Mission 2
especially as it’s been such a long time since I competed, so it’s a great feeling to advance.”