Ribeira d’Ilhas consagra campeões nacionais Masters

Ribeira d’Ilhas consagra campeões nacionais Masters
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Ribeira d’Ilhas consagra campeões nacionais Masters 
Monday, OCTOBER 9, 2017

Nacional de Surf Masters decorreu na Ericeira este último fim de semana…

Ribeira d’Ilhas consagra campeões nacionais Masters

Decorreu este fim de semana o Ribeira Master Classic, o Campeonato Nacional de Surf Masters nas categorias Masters +35, Masters Feminino +35, Grand Masters +40, Kahunas +45 e Grand Kahunas +50.

Com o início de outubro a fazer recordar os últimos anos, registando bastante sol, boas ondas e dias de praia de fazer inveja ao verão, estiveram presentes vários ex-campeões nacionais e muitas outras referências do Surf Português.

Quanto à competição em si, no primeiro dia o mar esteve maior com sets entre 1 e 1,5m, onde decorreram as primeiras fases das categorias Masters +35 e Grand Masters +40. Em grande destaque neste dia inicial, com scores bastante altos, estiveram José Gregório, Jó Bento e Guga Gouveia que apresentaram um nível elevadíssimo de surf, fazendo recordar memoráveis performances durante os nacionais de surf.

Para o segundo dia, já com ondas ligeiramente mais pequenas, mas de maior qualidade, realizaram-se as meias-finais e finais de todas as categorias.

Nos Masters +35, José Gregório (ESC), em grande forma, conhecedor profundo da onda de Ribeira d’Ilhas, dominou a categoria sagrando-se Campeão Nacional com todo o mérito. André Dias (PPSC) ficou em 2.º lugar, David Luís (ASCC) em 3.º e André Almeida (ESC) em 4.º.

Nos Masters Femininos +35, estiveram presentes três atletas com larga História no Surf Nacional. Numa disputa bastante intensa pelo titulo nacional foi a 11x Campeã Nacional, Patricia Lopes (SCCS), quem acabou por vencer, fruto do score conseguido na sua última onda surfada durante a final.

Em 2.º lugar, também ela antiga campeã nacional, ficou Teresa Abraços (Surf Addict) que apresentou um surf de backside de grande qualidade. A “lendária” Té Ayala nunca baixou os braços perante as suas oponentes, mas teve que se contentar com o terceiro lugar.

Nos Grand Masters +40, foi José Gregório quem voltou a vencer, sagrando-se também Campeão Nacional nesta categoria, numa muito emocionante disputa com Jó Bento (SCP), Guga Gouveia e Pedro Barbudo (Wanted), respectivamente, 2.º, 3.º e 4.º lugares.

Nos Kahunas +45, Pedro “Pirujo” Couto (SCP), com uma criteriosa escolha de ondas para a aplicar o seu backside, sagrou-se Campeão Nacional, numa final bastante disputada com Miguel Fortes (ESC), Manuel “Necas” Mestre (CSF) e Manuel Guerra (NCNN), 2.º, 3.º e 4.º lugares, respetivamente.

Nos Grand Kahunas +50, Pedro Couto (SCP) renovou o titulo de Campeão Nacional ao vencer a final com Álvaro Botelho (ESC), que fiocu em 2.º; Henrique “Kika” Mata (ESC), que ficou em 3.º; e Té Ayala (PPSC), que terminou no quarto lugar.

A organização esteve a cargo do Ericeira Surf Clube e Federação Portuguesa de Surf.

Ribeira d’Ilhas consagra campeões nacionais Masters
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New Year’s Eve @ Lisbon Surf Camp

New Year's Eve @ Lisbon Surf Camp

Enjoy a different New Year’s Eve!

If you’ve already been our guest, or a new friend, we invite you to come to our Surfhouse for the last Surfcamp of the Year of 2014, a experience for body & soul from the 27th of December 2014 to the 3rd of January 2015.

One week experience to make you relax and regain your energy in the wonderful area of Cascais, Lisbon coast.

Surf lessons conducted by experienced teachers and local surfers, local night life, local and foreign gastronomy (every night we do a diferent dish from a different part of the planet), yoga, hiking or montain bike, you can relax deeply and renew your energies to start the New Year in maximum power.

 

Come Surf With Us, for the last 2014 Surfcamp@lisbonsurfcamp.com,
a experience of body&soul.

From the 27th of December 2014 to the 3rd of January 2015.

Aloha&Mahalo to all

New Year Eve

 

 

ASP GoPro Challenge: Portugal Edition

ASP GoPro Challenge: Portugal Edition

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014

As the Top 34 get warmed up for the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal, the fourth ASP GoPro Challenge has kicked off and submissions are rolling in. The Challenge asks competing ASP pros to submit their own GoPro videos from the contest venue starting two days prior to the contest window and no later than the conclusion of the competition.

The winning video will be selected by a panel of five judges — three ASP staffers and two judges from GoPro — based on the following criteria:

  • Cinematography (25%)
  • Degree of difficulty of shooting (25%)
  • Perspective (25%)
  • Overall beauty and lighting (25%)

ksgoproASP GoPro Challenge in full effect.
The Challenge is open to both WCT men and women at specific tour stops. In addition to Margaret River, Fiji, Tahiti, the Top 34 will have opportunities in Portugal and Hawaii to submit competitive footage.

The winner at each stop receives US$15,000 if the clip was captured during official WCT competition and US$10,000 if it’s from a freesurf during the contest window. In every case, it’s the shooter who wins and not the subject — whether the camera is hand-held, on a board, or elsewhere.

The ASP GoPro Challenge submissions doors have opened for the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal, with clips accepted until the end of the event window.

Source: www.aspworldtour.com

CASCAIS BILLABONG PRO » Men’s Qualification Series #24 Prime

CASCAIS BILLABONG PRO » Men's Qualification Series #24 Prime

Come Surf With Us @ Lisbonsurfcamp.com and we will take you to see the best surfers in the world at Cascais & Peniche from 1th to 23rd of October

CASCAIS BILLABONG PRO » Men's Qualification Series #24 Prime

CASCAIS BILLABONG PRO » Men's Qualification Series #24 Prime

CASCAIS BILLABONG PRO » Men's Qualification Series #24 Prime

CASCAIS BILLABONG PRO » Men's Qualification Series #24 Prime

CASCAIS BILLABONG PRO » Men's Qualification Series #24 Prime

Source: www.aspworldtour.com

CASCAIS WOMEN’S PRO » Women’s World Championship Tour #9

CASCAIS WOMEN'S PRO » Women's World Championship

Come surf&stay with us
and watch the women world’s best surfers in action @ Carcavelos/Cascais

CASCAIS WOMEN'S PRO » Women's World Championship

CASCAIS WOMEN'S PRO » Women's World Championship

CASCAIS WOMEN'S PRO » Women's World Championship

CASCAIS WOMEN'S PRO » Women's World Championship

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Medina Wins Fiji Pro, Takes WCT Rankings Lead

Medina Wins Fiji Pro, Takes WCT Rankings Lead

Medina Wins Fiji Pro, Takes WCT Rankings Lead

THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014
Date: Friday, June 6, 2014
Schedule: Semifinals (Heats 1-2) and Final
Conditions: Three-to-four foot (1 – 1.5 metre) waves at Cloudbreak

Semifinals

SF 1: Nat Young (USA) 14.00 def. Michel Bourez (PYF) 12.10

Michel Bourez and Nat Young got on the board quickly in the first 35 minute Semifinal, with the two grabbing average scores to get on the board.

The first major exchange unfolded just before the 15 minute mark, with Bourez taking the first wave of the set with three big backhand blast while Young delivered four snaps of his own, but failed to complete his fifth maneuver. The Tahitian got the nod with a 7.33 to Young’s 6.17.

The Californian built momentum, navigating a technical tube ride finished with a big frontside carve for a 7.83 and the lead over Bourez with nine minutes remaining.

Bourez waited patiently to find the wave needed to surpass Young, but was unable to surpass the Californian up-and-comer.

“I’m disappointed because I made a mistake on my last wave,” Bourez said. “Nat (Young) is one of the guys who I thought would get a good result out here. I kept thinking he’d go huge out here and I’m stoked to see him into the Final. I’m super happy to make it this far, Kelly (Slater) was still ahead of me on the rankings and I didn’t want to lose before him and that happened.”

SF 2: Gabriel Medina (BRA) 17.50 vs. Kolohe Andino (USA) 9.57

Gabriel Medina paddled deep and it paid off early as he nabbed a fast tube ride and managed to fit in multiple lip cracks to earn a 6.17 and an early lead. Kolohe Andino used priority on a smaller wave an unloaded a series of tight and technical backhand blasts to clock a 4.17.

With less than 10 minutes on the clock Medina found a quick tube and after the exit the young Brazilian carved and smashed the lip to earn a monster 9.07 and leave Andino needing two scores.

Andino answered back, tucked into a tube, came out, but fell off on the carve and that was the heat. Andino backs up his Billabong Rio Pro runner-up finish with an equal 3rd place and Medina moved into the Final.

Final

Gabriel Medina (BRA) 18.40 def. Nat Young (USA) vs. 14.77

Gabriel Medina flew out of the gates first against Nat Young, unloading his complete repertoire on a clean set wave. The Brazilian delivered a frontside snap, quick tube ride and a flurry of turns for a 7.33 and an early lead.

Young waited 10 minutes to get on the scoreboard, but made his opener count, combining a double-barrel and three big carves for a 8.17. Medina answered right back, also driving through two barrel sections blended with a series of sizzling snaps for an 9.87, extending his lead over the American.

Blow for blow exchanges continued throughout the middle of the heat, when Young responded with another barrel punctuated with a mass of devastating turns for a 6.60.

Conditions continued to pump through Cloudbreak for the Final and Medina maintained his near-flawless attack. The goofy-footer drove through yet another barrel, etching an 8.53, leaving Young in need of a combination of scores to take the win at the 16 minute mark.

Young was unable to break the combination, cementing Medina’s fourth career ASP WCT victory.

Check out the full results breakdown from the 2014 Fiji Pro.

Source: www.aspworldtour.com

Weston-Webb Wins ASP GoPro Challenge at Fiji

Weston-Webb Wins ASP GoPro Challenge at Fiji

Weston-Webb Wins ASP GoPro Challenge at Fiji

THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014
Throughout the Fiji Pro, the world’s best surfers navigated some impressive barrels at the iconic lefthander of Cloudbreak and several elite surfers turned in some wild footage for the second ASP GoPro Challenge of the season. Tatiana Weston-Webb, replacement surfer for the ASP Top 17 and overall darkhorse, took out $15,000.00 for this crazy Cloudbreak tube during the Fiji Pro expression session, winning the award over a plethora of ASP WCT veterans.

1. NEW TO FIJI? NO PROBLEM! WATCH TATIANA WESTON-WEBB NAVIGATE THE FOAM-BALL DURING THE EXPRESSION SESSION AT CLOUDBREAK. THIS WAS THE KAUAIAN’S WINNING VIDEO.

Josh Kerr won the inaugural challenge for his barrel entry at The Box, and the Fiji Pro hosted several entries from the ASP Top 34.

2. YOU’VE GOT TO PAY TO PLAY. JORDY SMITH GETS A BEAUTIFUL VIEW AND THEN SHOWS US WHAT IT’S LIKE TO TAKE ONE ON THE HEAD AT CLOUDBREAK.

3. OWEN WRIGHT’S NO STRANGER TO CLOUDBREAK. HERE, THE AUSTRALIAN TAKES YOU INSIDE A TUBE MONSTER.

4. HAWAIIAN FREDDY PATACCHIA LOOKS AS COMFORTABLE OUT AT CLOUDBREAK AS ANYONE. WATCH HIM NAVIGATE THIS TECHNICAL TUBE IN THE NO. 4 GOPRO VIDEO.

5. EUROPEAN STANDOUT ARITZ ARANBURU HAS PROVEN HIMSELF IN THE BARREL THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER. WATCH THE REGULAR-FOOTER THREAD ONE AT CLOUDBREAK.

Check out more Fijian barrels from the second GoPro Challenge of 2014.

Source: www.aspworldtour.com

Sally Fitzgibbons Wins Fiji Women’s Pro at Cloudbreak

Sally Fitzgibbons Wins Fiji Women's Pro at Cloudbreak

Sally Fitzgibbons Wins Fiji Women's Pro at Cloudbreak

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014

Date: Thursday, May 28
Schedule: Women’s Round 4 (Heats 3-4) and onwards
Conditions: Six- to Eight-Foot (1.8- to 2.4-metre) waves at Cloudbreak

Round 4

Heat 3: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 15.57 def. Tyler Wright (AUS) 13.93

A rare elimination Round 4 matchup featured world No. 2 Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) and World No. 3 Tyler Wright (AUS) as competition resumed at a raging Cloudbreak.

Wright took the first plunge with five minutes, getting a feel for the throaty lefthander and honed her technique from there, posting two midrange scores in the first half of the heat. Fitzgibbons struggled to find a clean face to post scores and keep pace with her opponent.

Wright unleashed her barrel game with a quick tube ride in the seven-point range. But Fitzgibbons perfected her cutbacks and posted an excellent 8.40 to overtake the lead with five minutes left. Both surfers got swallowed up in the massive Cloudbreak barrels before the horn blew and Fitzgibbons prevailed.

Heat 4: Malia Manuel (HAW) 8.50 def. Paige Hareb (NZL) 7.00

The final heat of Round 4 got off to a slow start, with no ridable waves in the opening 10 minutes forcing a restart to the heat.

Both Malia Manuel (HAW) and the Paige Hareb (NZL) eventually got on the board with a series of small scores while testing the Cloudbreak lineup. Hareb established a slender lead, while Manuel took off on a big roll-in, but suffered a heavy wipeout, going over the falls.

Manuel rebounded, collecting a few midrange scores on the smaller, cleaner waves on offer that proved enough for a spot in the Quarterfinals.

Quarterfinals

Quarterfinal 1: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 15.50 def. Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) 13.50

Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) took an early advantage, opening up her Quarterfinal account with a solid 8.17 to put Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) in catch-up mode from the get go. Gilmore responded with a deep, dredging tube ride, but was unable to exit and was left with a small score and a huge task ahead.

Gilmore waited patiently out the back and pounced on a beauty of a wave, unloading a series of power carves and wraps and was rewarded with an 8.00 of her own. As the clock wound down, both surfers held one excellent score and one average in their scoreline.

It was a battle of the backup rides and in the last two minutes both surfers caught waves. Buitendag registered a 5.33 but Gilmore got the better of the exchange, scoring a 7.50 and and earning a ticket into the Semifinals.

Quarterfinal 2: Dimity Stoyle (AUS) 6.83 Carissa Moore (HAW) 5.34

The current top-seeded rookie Dimity Stoyle (AUS) faced World No. 1 Carissa Moore (HAW) in the second Quarterfinal. With the tide draining slightly, neither surfer posted significant scores in the first 15 minutes of competition.

Entering the second half of the heat, both surfers jumped on soft set waves, each accomplishing clean two-turn rides for three-point range scores with the reigning World Champion getting the better of the exchange. The rookie hunted the lineup for a third wave to improve her early throwaway.

Stoyle found a shoulder to work with five minutes left and forced a late lead change. The Hawaiian took off on a last-ditch effort at 25 seconds but in comparing the two final rides judges gave the nod to Stoyle. In a huge upset, the rookie advances into the Semifinals for the first time in her career.

Quarterfinal 3: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 14.27 def. Laura Enever (AUS) 1.90

An all-Australian affair saw Fitzgibbons match-up against Laura Enever with both surfers desperate for a Semifinal berth. Fitzgibbons, current World No. 2, has a chance to make up ground in the standings with Moore eliminated in the previous heat, while Enever is hungry to climb the rankings and post her best result of the 2014 season.

Fitzgibbons started the heat with style, netting a pair of seven-point rides on her first two waves. Conversely, Enever broke her board as she free fell from the lip searching for a tube. Enever was unlucky for the remainder of the heat and was unable to find any waves of consequence, allowing Fitzgibbons to advance into the Semifinals.

Quarterfinal 4: Malia Manuel (HAW) 9.50 def. Johanne Defay (FRA) 8.93

Despite suffering a serious injury to her wrist in Round 4, the wounded Hawaiian entered the Cloudbreak lineup once again, establishing an early lead against rookie Johanne Defay (FRA) to begin her bid for the Semifinals.

Both regular-footers logged a series of midrange scores throughout the first half of the heat, with Manuel holding the lead compliments of a 5.33. The Hawaiian continued to appear unfazed by her injury, charging into a deep backhand tube, but narrowly missed the exit. Despite the incomplete ride, Manuel slightly increased her lead over Defay.

Defay nearly overtook the lead with just seconds remaining. The rookie delivered a strong first turn, but the wave died quickly, offering little scoring potential. Manuel advanced to the Semifinals.

Semifinals

Semifinal 1: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 15.50 def. Dimity Stoyle (AUS) 5.33

The opening half of the first Semifinals heat featured few workable sets for the combatants to take advantage of. Gilmore gained an edge combining two inside rides while Stoyle sat on a single low-scoring wave score.

Stoyle wouldn’t catch her second wave until the eight-minute mark when she jumped on a softening face and carved out another low score. Her situation worsened when Gilmore drove down a tall wave to throw up a powerful vertical snap to improve her situation and putting the rookie in need of a 9.00 with just a few minutes remaining.

The Sunshine Coast native hit her third and final wave as the horn blew but an excellent 8.17 awarded to Gilmore on the ride before was the nail in the coffin. Gilmore heads into her second Final this season.

Semifinal 2: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 14.24 def. Malia Manuel (HAW) 8.86

With a spot in the Final up for grabs, both surfers showed their nerves taking a couple of daunting waves and falling off in critical sections. Manual established an early lead, but it was stolen by Fitzgibbons when the Aussie locked into one of the best barrels of the event and was rewarded with a 9.07. Manuel took off on the wave behind, and was extremely close to scoring a similar tube ride, but was clipped on the exit.

The heat had numerous broken boards and heavy wipeouts with both athletes putting it all on the line, but it was Fitzgibbons’ heaving tube ride that helped her secure a Finals berth. Manuel goes home as one of the Fiji Women’s Pro top performers and an equal third place finish.

Final

Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 9.00 def. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 8.73

Both finalists wasted little time in getting to their feet in the Final, catching small scores to kick off the heat. Following the first 10 minutes, neither Gilmore nor Fitzgibbons had logged any notable rides, with the five-time ASP Women’s World Champ holding a slight lead.

The Australians continued to hunt the Cloudbreak lineup, with the low-scoring trend remaining with 20 minutes on the clock.

With less than 15 minutes on the ticker, Gilmore found a crucial wave, connecting a series of polished backhand carves on a slopey Cloudbreak face for a 3.50 and a narrow lead over Fitzgibbons.

A crucial exchange unfolded on the next set, with Fitzgibbons delivering a flurry of maneuvers to Gilmore’s two select carves. Fitzgibbons got the nod with a 6.00 to Gilmore’s 5.23, but Gilmore held the lead.

In need of only a 2.73, Fitzgibbons quickly found an additional wave, overtaking the lead with a 3.00. Fitzgibbons’ modest scores proved enough for the victory, marking back-to-back wins on the 2014 ASP Women’s WCT.

Source: www.aspworldtour.com

Wiggolly Dantas Wins Quiksilver Saquarema Prime

Wiggolly Dantas Wins Quiksilver Saquarema Prime

Wiggolly Dantas Wins Quiksilver Saquarema Prime

SUNDAY, MAY 25, 2014
In a closely fought Final, Wiggolly Dantas (BRA), 24, defeated Keanu Asing (HAW), 20, by a score of 11.17 to 11.07 to win the ASP 2014 Quiksilver Saquarema Prime presented by Powerade. With his victory, Dantas earns US$40,000 and 6,500 points toward his ASP Qualifying Series ranking.

“Saquarema is the best. We surfed great waves all week long and I’m so happy to have won this event, especially since it’s run by Quiksilver, which is my sponsor,” stated Dantas. “It’s a shame that the Final didn’t have more waves, which made things tense. Neither of us had a high-score; so either of us could have won. I got nervous because Keanu (Asing) caught a few at the end, but luckily he didn’t get the score and I ended up with the title.”

Wiggolly Dantas

Wiggolly Dantas (BRA) in his Finals heat against Keanu Asing (HAW)

Despite coming up short in the Final, Asing had been the in-form surfer throughout the event alongside Adriano de Souza (BRA). The young Hawaiian impressed judges throughout the event by throwing huge, drawn-out carves and committed turns. With his runner-up finish at the Quiksilver Saquarema Prime, Asing will take home US$ 20,000 and 5,200 points ASP Qualifying Series Ranking.

“I couldn’t imagine surfing against a better friend,” Asing said of Dantas. “I’ve known him for a long time and he deserved the victory. I’m happy with my result and it’s a great start to reach my goal of making it onto the WCT. I’m leaving here feeling more confident and ready for the next event in Los Cabos.”

Asing

Asing had an excellent showing in Saquarema before falling to Dantas

Conditions at Itauna Beach on the final day of the Quiksilver Saquarema Prime tested the athletes’ strength and stamina beginning with the Quarterfinals. Waves in the 4-6 foot range (1.5-2 metres), strong currents and onshore winds would have made for even more challenging conditions for the athletes if it were not for the jet ski assists. Regardless of the conditions, fans packed the beach to watch their favorite athletes battle it out for the title of the first ASP Prime event of 2014.

In the Semifinals, De Souza was able to score an 8.07 and a 6.60 on his best rides, but was unable to surpass Asing’s total of a 9.80 and a 7.50 to make it into the Finals.

Adriano De Souza

WCT competitor Adriano De Souza in his Semifinal heat

“I tried my best, but Keanu deserved making it into the Final because he surfed so well throughout the event,” said De Souza. “Unfortunately, I felt kind of lost out there and he took advantage of my mistakes. But overall, I feel great to have performed here in Saquarema, which is a historical place for Brazilian surfing.”

With the conclusion of the ASP 2014 Quiksilver Saquarema Prime presented by Powerade, a major shift occurred in the ASP Qualifying Series rankings with several surfers moving up in the standings. Only the top ten ranked surfers at the end of the year will qualify for the 2015 Samsung Galaxy World Championship Tour. A list of the updated rankings can be seen at www.aspworldtour.com.

Wiggolly Dantas

Wiggolly Dantas takes home US$40,000 prize and the Saquarema Prime title

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Wiggolly Dantas takes home US$40,000 prize and the Saquarema Prime title.
The 2014 ASP Quiksilver Saquarema Prime presented by Powerade is brought to you by the Brazilian Association of Surfing Professionals (ABRASP) and sponsored by the State of Rio de Janeiro, the City of Saquarema, Powerade, Quiksilver, Peugeot and Barra GR Hygiene and Cleaning and is supported by CCR Via Lagos, the Rio de Janeiro Surf Federation (FESERJ) and the Saquarema Surf Association (ASS). The event is promoted by the ASP South America as the first 2014 ASP World Prime event and offers U$ 250,000 in prize money and 6,500 points towards the ASP Qualifying Series ranking.

Source: www.aspworldtour.com

Quarterfinalists Decided at Quiksilver Saquarema Prime

Keanu Asing

Quarterfinalists Decided at Quiksilver Saquarema Prime

SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2014

Subsequent changes at Itauna Beach forced athletes to face challenging conditions at the 2014 ASP Quiksilver Saquarema Prime presented by Powerade. Rain, strong onshore winds and waves in the 4-6 foot range (1.5-2 metres) were on hand as the Quarterfinalists were decided for the first Prime event of the ASP South America Series.

Adriano de Souza

Adriano de Souza continued his rampage at the Quiksilver Saquarema Prime.

Adriano de Souza (BRA), who sits atop the standings on the ASP Qualification Series (QS), led the charge for the Brazilians as he guaranteed himself a spot in the Quarterfinals.

“I had a hard heat against Tomas Hermes (BRA) in Round of 16, and I was able to find some good enough ones to make it through,” De Souza said. “I’ve been facing Brazilians in every heat, and things won’t be any different against Jadson Andre (BRA) in the Quarters, but it’ll be an honor to surf against him.”

Billy Stairmand

New Zealander Billy Stairmand progressing through Round 5.

Billy Stairmand (NZL) caused the upset of the day by eliminating local favorite and WCT competitor Raoni Monteiro (BRA) by a score of 12.43 to 11.74 respectively.

“I’m so happy to be amongst the best surfers here,” claimed Stairmand. “Raoni Monteiro is a local legend here and has so much support from the crowd and that is unbelievable.”

Keanu Asing

Hawaii’s Keanu Asing toppled Brazilian favorite Filipe Toledo in Round 5.

Another upset of the day came when standout performer, Filipe Toledo (BRA) was brought down by an in-form Keanu Asing (HAW) by a score of 12.13 to 11.54 in their heat.

“It was such a difficult heat against Filipe because he is so hard to beat,” said Keanu Asing. “I arrived at the beach early today (Saturday) and watched the ocean and tried to imagine how I could defeat him.”

Charly Martin

Charly Martin making a charge up the rankings with his performance in Saquarema.

Standings have been altered once again after today’s results at the Quiksilver Saquarema Prime. Charles Martin (GLP) was catapulted up to second place on the QS ranking. Ricardo Chirstie (NZL) also moved up a few positions into ninth place after his victory over Nic Von Rupp (PRT). Only the top 10 surfers on the QS will qualify for the 2015 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour.

The 2014 ASP Quiksilver Saquarema Prime presented by Powerade is brought to you by the Brazilian Association of Surfing Professionals (ABRASP) and sponsored by the State of Rio de Janeiro, the City of Saquarema, Powerade, Quiksilver, Peugeot and Barra GR Hygiene and Cleaning and is supported by CCR Via Lagos, the Rio de Janeiro Surf Federation (FESERJ) and the Saquarema Surf Association (ASS). The event is promoted by the ASP South America as the first 2014 ASP World Prime event and offers U$ 250,000 in prize money and 6,500 points towards the ASP Qualifying Series ranking.

Source: www.aspworldtour.com