The third annual Roxy Invitational wrapped up at Ponta d’Ouro in Mozambique this past weekend and the only two non-South Africans in the event finished first and third.

Reunion’s Canelle Bulard surfed away with the title and the R10 000 first prize money. The 15-year old island girl beat Durban’s Sarah Baum (also 15). Johanne Defay, the other competitor from Reunion, finished in third place.

Canelle came to the Roxy shortly after finishing in sixth place at the recent Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championships in Ecuador.

“I am so happy to have won such an amazing contest,” Canelle said during the prize-giving ceremony. “This has been such a great contest and the waves have been amazing, I really love Mozambique now.”

The Roxy Invitational is presented by Saltwater Girl Magazine, in association with Virgin Mobile and Resolution.

Semi-Final 1:
Johanne Defay (Reunion) defeated Alice MacGregor (East London)

Semi-Final 2:
Sarah Baum (Durban) defeated Bianca Buitendag (George)

Semi-Final 3:
Canelle Bulard (Reunion) defeated Kirsty Delport (Durban)

1. Canelle Bulard (18.75)
2. Sarah Baum (17.65)
3. Johanne Defay (9.8)