Hossegor's finest tackles huge Belharra and takes home 'BIGGEST Wave' title
FMG surfer Benjamin Sanchis from Hossegor, France, has won the BIGGEST WAVE category at the Billabong XXL Awards, which took place at the famous Grove Theatre in Los Angeles on April 29th. Benjamin rode the wave at the spot of Belharra in the French Basque Country on February 16th 2011.
Says Benjamin: “This is so amazing and I think I need to sleep over it and let it all sink in! I have worked so much over the last few years, chasing swells, trying to surf big waves. I work really hard to stay fit, to be on the ball. Now I rode the biggest wave over the last year. That’s pretty crazy. This is what I love to do, this is what I strive for, so to succeed and get recognized for all your hard word and endeavors is a huge bonus. I will try to push the envelope even further in the future that’s for sure. I’m so happy right now and want to thank my girlfriend Luna, all my friends and family at home, my sponsors and my management FMG!”
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Benjamin is sponsored by Billabong, Monster Energy, Electric Sunglasses, Nixon watches, Kustom, Eastpak and FCS. FMG (Friday Management Group) is an action sports athlete management company, with a focus on quality before quantity. FMG’s goal is to provide its clients the necessary support and guidance to help them develop their careers. FMG is founded on the principles of commitment, forging long-term relationships and a ‘nothing-is-impossible’ attitude.