The first day of the Nazaré Pro wasn’t exactly what the locals and traveling pro’s had hoped for, with small clean peaks greeting organizers at first light.
The small surf also caused some worrying situations for APB women’s world title contenders Alexandra Rinder (Canary Islands) Isabella Sousa (Brazil) and Sari Ohhara (Japan), with all three of the riders forced into the Round 3 repercharge heats.
The three competitors finished second in their opening Round two heats.
Standouts on the day included Catarina Sousa (Portugal) Neymara Carvalho (Brazil) Ayaka Suzuki (Japan) and Joana Schenker (Germany) who all won their opening heats and skipped into Round 4.
Local identity Dino Casmerio said he was saddened with the waves on offer,
“This beach gets this small only a few times a year and it happens when the championship is in town,” he said.
“But I’m confident we will have some fun waves over the next two days.”
By the time the Round One Men’s heats were listed to compete, the tide had swallowed up what little swell was available.
Results from Day One of the APB Women’s World Tour at Nazare:
The event will get underway today at 4.30pm (AEST) and organizers are expecting to hold a marathon 12 hour day.
Watch it live athttp://apbtour.com/live/