The MEO Pro Portugal The Championship Tour (CT) surfing event ended on Monday, with Brazil’s Tatiana Westonweb winning the women’s event and America’s Griffin Collapinto winning the men’s event.
The break at Peniche’s Super To Boss was a small but clean condition on the final day, and Weston Webb cut his job for her in the semi-finals against five-time world champion Carissa Moore.
She faced the challenge and made Hawaiian better with close exchanges.
She secured a berth in the final against Lakey Peterson in the heat from 10.76 to 10.17. Lakey Peterson also defeated seven-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore in a semi from 12.34 to 12.00.
Similarly, the final was a fierce battle. Both Weston Webb and Peterson pushed their turns hard to get the most out of the little waves.
During the heat, the results seemed to go in either direction, but Weston-Webb had a slight advantage in that some operations were more important, with Peterson’s 14.27. I participated in the event with a score of 15.33 in comparison.
Between Award ceremonyWeston-Webb said the start of the tour was terrible.
“It was hard for me to keep believing in myself. I think I continued to feel calm, proud and happy after 16 rounds, regardless of the outcome,” she said.
“And I think that’s what brought me victory.”
Meanwhile, at the men’s event, Collapinto had to pass two-time world champion John John Florence in the semi-finals and book a meeting with the dynamic Brazilian Filipe Toledo in the finals.
Florence made some featureless errors in the semi, and multiple waves were incomplete. At the same time, Collapinto found the right ramp and started two slow tail reverses. One made a flat critical landing.
However, the highest single wave score for Kolapinto’s heat, 6.93, was left-handed and squeezed in five turns to 13,76 against Florence’s 10.50.
In other semi-finals, Toledo defeated fellow Brazilian Italo Feheila. Despite landing 8.83 for backhand air in full rotation, he failed to get a decent backup score and ended the heat at 12.66 compared to Toledo. 13.67.
Korapinto and Toledo fired in the final, picking the nose reversed from the former and finslowing the latter. The air show seemed to be on the card, but most of the waves were suitable for rails and top-to-bottom surfing.
Both surfers showed a good vertical approach in the backhand and the heat remained tight with two lead changes.
It’s possible that he’s gone in either direction, but Colapinto took the lead, scoring 14.34 to 14.20 at the end, securing his victory in his first CT event.
At the award ceremony, Collapinto looked back on his way to the final.
“The people I surfed were great,” he said.
“It was very radical to have Felipe in the final. It was really special because there was a very deep and cool conversation unlike most people.”
Portugal’s Super To Boss was the third event on the tour. Competitors will take a one-month break before reorganizing to Rip Curl Probells Beach, which will take place April 10-20.