The best surfer you’ve never heard of hits Alaia Bay, eyes CT cut

French standout Jorgann Couzinet has been battling through the QS for a couple of years and come within a hair of making the CT. For three years he sat right at the cutoff point for the Big Show and for three years he was edged out by the slimmest of margins.

This September he will fly to Huntington Beach to jump onto the qualification wheel all over again. The QS will run through to the end of June 2021 and determine who has qualified for the Challenger Series

But before a year of jerseys and timed heats, the snappy regular foot took a break from training and made the trek to Alaia Bay.

“What surprised me the most was the setting,” said Jorgann. “You could surf so close to the mountains and look out and then see snow while you are surfing. It was special surfing in such a beautiful place like that. The mountains around are such a different thing. The landscape is amazing.”

Was Jorgann intensely training for qualification or letting off steam after the dumpster fire that was 2020? He cut a little video of his trip to help us decide.

Making The Cut:

The 2021/22 QS season will start in July 2021 and run through to July 2022 and determine who qualifies for the 2022 Challenger Series. The Challenger Series will run from August 2021 until December 2021. More info at WorldSurfLeague.

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