Ítalo Ferreira, Filipe Toledo and Medina advance directly to the 3rd phase of the competition.
Brazil started the Billabong Pipe Masters contest very well, the first stage of the world surfing circuit for men. In the competition held on the island of Oahu (Hawaii), three Brazilian surfers went straight from the first to the third phase of the competition.
One of them was the current world champion Ítalo Ferreira, who added 10.53 points to beat South African Matthew McGillivray (10.16) and Peruvian Miguel Tudela (3.44). Filipe Toledo also did well, with 7.63 points to leave behind the Portuguese Frederico Morais (7.50) and the Australian Mikey Wright (6.90). The third was double world champion Gabriel Medina.
Brazil still has the possibility of having three more representatives in the third phase of the competition if Adriano de Souza, Alex Ribeiro and Peterson Crisanto overcome the recap.
Change of headquarters
The day after a shark attack was recorded before the Maui Pro battery dispute, the first leg of the Women’s Surfing World Tour, WSL (World Surfing League) announced that it is looking for a new venue for the competition.
According to WSL, a shark attacked an amateur surfer in Honolua Bay before the heat of the competition began.
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