Meet Joan Duru

Yeah, you should probably know who Joan Duru is by now.

He’s from France and has been working this pro surfing gig for quite some time. It looks, however, that all that practice is finally paying off as the Frenchman is in a great position to qualify for the 2017 CT.

Joan would bring polished yet radical surfing to the elite ranks. Due to his age and experience, it’s likely that he wouldn’t face the same “rookie woes” that plague so many 20-year-olds on the CT. We could see him as the next Kai Otton, and we’d be stoked to have him.

For now, revel in his expertise of French baguettes.