Foto: Ondas de 1,5 a 2 metros brindaram os surfistas presentes
Dia Histórico para o Surf Açoreano com arranque em grande do Azores Island Pro 09. O site da ASP Europa descreveu o dia de hoje assim: "Professional surfing history was made today when the first ever ASP sanctioned event got underway on the North Shore of Sao Miguel Island, the ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS) 6-Star Azores Islands Pro being treated to solid five to six foot (1.5 to 2 meter) waves. Twelve heats were held in the testing surf on offer, the expected north swell hitting the island with power and speed to allow the first twelve heats of Round 1 to run and deliver a promising show before event top seeds get their start tomorrow".
Foto: Chad du Toit a "mandar" muita água para o ar
AZORES ISLANDS PRO ROUND 1 RESULTS:
Heat 1: Norman Landa (EUK) 12.83 pts, Jarrad Sullivan (AUS) 11.93 pts, Richard Christie (NZL) 10.43 pts, Thiago Camarao (BRA) 7.93 ptsHeat 2: Daniel Redman (AUS) 11.73 pts, Blake Jones (USA) 9.17 pts, Joaquim Guichard (DEN) 5.70 pts, Dylan Graves (PRI) 3.87 ptsHeat 3: Bernardo Miranda (BRA) 13.10 pts, Justin Mujica (PRT) 11.30 pts, Joao Guedes (PRT) 10.43 pts, Andrew Bennett (USA) 4.63 ptsHeat 4: Jonathan Gonzalez (CNY) 12.10 pts, Sunny Garcia (HAW) 11.63 pts, Alan Donato (BRA) 10.17 pts, Dylan Melamed (HAW) 0.00 ptsHeat 5: Vincent Duvignac (FRA) 12.43 pts, Gustavo Fernandes (BRA) 11.60 pts, Sebastien Zietz (HAW) 8.83 pts, Weverton Nunes (PRT) 4.50 ptsHeat 6: Christophe Allary (REU) 13.73 pts, Chad du Toit (ZAF) 12.60 pts, Halley Batista (BRA) 10.26 pts, Russell Winter (GBR) 5.00 ptsHeat 7: Shaun Ward (USA) 13.67 pts, TJ Barron (HAW) 12.44 pts, Oli Adams (GBR) 11/14 pts, Ricardo Lange (DEU) 10.00 ptsHeat 8: Mark Mathews (AUS) 15.50 pts, Che Stang (USA) 14.00 pts, Mason Ho (HAW) 10.16 pts, Alexander El Naib (DEU) 0.00 ptsHeat 9: Gabriel Medina (BRA) 15.27 pts, Eric Geiselman (USA) 13.43 pts, Nick White (NZL) 12.90 pts, Cheyne Willis (HAW) 3.63 ptsHeat 10: Bobby Hansen (NZL) 14.76 pts, Jayke Sharp (AUS) 12.56 pts, Simon Marchand (FRA) 11.14 pts, Stuart Kennedy (AUS) 9.77 pts Heat 11: Raoni Monteiro (BRA) 17.10 pts, Granger Larsen (HAW) 12.39 pts, Matt Pagan (USA) 9.83 pts, Igor Morais (BRA) 9.04 pts Heat 12: Cory Lopez (USA) 11.00 pts, Madison Williams (USA) 10.06 pts, Romain laulhe (FRA) 9.16 pts, David Mailman (USA) 4.66 pts