- 05 May 2014 | Surfing
Silvana Lima has claimed victory at the Port Taranaki Pro 2014, in Fitzroy Beach, New Zealand.
Some of the world's best female surfers battled for relevant ranking points and prize-money in reeling three-foot (one meter) lefts and rights.
Lima was sitting in second place with only three minutes left of the 30 minute final, she chased down a left and unloaded a barrage of tight and technical turns, the wave scored an 8.00 and Lima stole the win from Laura Enever's grasp.
"I haven't been in a final for three years because of my injured knee and it feels so good to be back. This has been a great event for me, I don't like the cold but I love New Zealand," says Silvana Lima.
"I just really want to thank everyone at this event and everyone who has supported me. I'm getting closer to being back on the WCT next year, I just need to stay fit and focused."
Lima was on the ASP Women's World Championship Tour for seven years, until re-occurring knee injuries saw her drop off last year but the innovative Brazilian is back to her best and on track for a return in 2015.
Port Taranaki Pro 2014 Final:
Silvana Lima (BRA) 15.17 def. 2nd Laura Enever (AUS) 13.43