March 18, 2013
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

Eric Terrien Retains His Crown As King Of French SUP Racing

SUP Race France - 2013 Swell Beach Race Series #3
France’s Swell Beach Race Series continued yesterday, with European #1 Eric Terrien making his series debut and showing straight away that he’s still the King of SUP Racing in his home country.

The air looked cold. The water looked cold. Yet there were still almost 40 die hard SUP racers out in the water, including almost all of France’s top guys. As well as Terrien there was also international elite paddlers such as Gaetene Sene, winner of the first two events Greg Closier, and young gun Arthur Daniel. Only Yoann Cornelis was missing.

The race was held in Porspoder (North Finistère), and apart from the freezing conditions there was also a light wind/cross chop to make things even trickier. But in the end experience won, with Eric Terrien ending Greg Closier’s unbeaten streak in the Series (see the results from the Race #1 and Race #2).

You can check out the full recap of the race in French (or dodgy English) or simply just take a look at the full race results and photos below.

France’s Swell Beach Race Series – Race #2 RESULTS

1Eric Terrien41'59Men'sBIC
2Gaetan Sene42'34Men'sStarboard
3Greg Closier43'14Men'sHobie
4Arthur Daniel44'53JuniorF-One
5Amaury Dormet45'23Men'sFanatic
6Vincent Verhoeven45'43Men'sSurftech
7Marco Juliot46'16Men'sFanatic
8Olivier Garet46'29Men'sFanatic
9Martin Letourneur47'35JuniorHobie
10Thomas Kimpflin48''15Men'sFanatic
11Gregoire Vitry48'23Men'sNah
12Fred Istin48'26Men'sStarboard
13Franck Leven49'28Men'sNaish
14Pierre Le Coq50'13Men'sFanatic
15Vincent Guillaume50'24Men'sNah
16Jeremy Branchu50'34Men'sNaish
17Thomas Hebert51'03JuniorNaish
18Stephane Guiomar51'11Men'sJimmy
19Pascal Pouget51'59Men'sStarboard
20Renaud Noyelle52'11Men'sNah Skwell
21Philippe Biarnes52'49Men's404
22Martin Vitry53'02JuniorNah Skwell
23Ronan Botrel53'05Men'sFanatic
24Stive Lener53'35Men'sRed
25Ildut Marzin54'03Men'sNah
26Christophe Ly54'24Men'sNah
27J.P Letourneur55'02Men'sJimmy Lewis
28Eric Gricourt56'26Men'sF-One
29Patrice Mercereau57'13Men'sJP Australia
30Jean Letourneur57'18JuniorJimmy Lewis
31Anne Crozet58'33Women'sJimmy Lewis
32Solange Pruvost58'36Women'sFanatic
33Alain Geffrault61'02Men'sJimmy Lewis
34Karine Dormet61'19Women'sFanatic
35Jean Marc Hebert63'44Men'sNaish
36Tanguy Richard73'00JuniorNah Skwell
37Celine Salles75'00Women'sn/a
38Catherine Letourneur76'00Women'sn/a

Photos © Olivier