Tim Boal wins the Protest Vendee Pro

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Tim Boal (Anglet, FRA) 27, has won the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 4-Star Protest Vendee Pro
defeating Alain Riou (Tahiti, PYF) 27, in a close fought Final that saw the
lead swap several times in 3ft (1m) shifting peaks at the main event site of
La Sauzaie.

Boal, who won the Vendee contest in 2007, led early with two solid rides
before Riou turned the tables on the former Asp Dream Tour member with a
long deep barrel and a succession on turns to score an 8.43 out of 10, the
highest of the Final and place Boal on the ropes.