Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 1 June, 2014 - Reunion Island surfer Johanne Defay proved that she is right where she belongs, and that is among the top women surfers in the world.
Throughout the event, the announcers commented on her powerful turns that set her apart from other girls in the competition. The judges awarded her for those turns, but in her quarterfinal match-up against Malia Manuel, Defay narrowly missed advancing into the semis. The final score of the Heat 4 Quarterfinal was Manuel with 9.50, and Defay with 8.93.
Defay proved her skills in waves of consequence at the Fiji Pro last week, and finished a strong 5th. Surfing France caught up with Defay in a recent interview, and she discusses her advancements, power surfing strengths, and her mistakes that kept her from moving into the semi-finals.