- 26 October 2013 | Surfing
Jadson Andre has won the Cascais Billabong Pro, at the iconic praia de Carcavelos, Portugal, in an one-way final over Conner Coffin.
Jadson Andre came exploding right out of the gates in the final, building on all his scores ultimately belting a perfect 10 point ride, the second of the event, for an incredibly long barrel on his frontside to seal the deal.
"This is amazing, Portugal is a very special place for me. I was ISA world champion here, when I qualified in 2009 I was 100% sure after the Azores and right now I was needing a big result and a win over here is going to be really important again", says Andre.
"I've been training a lot, working out and trying a lot of boards, so to win that contest is a special moment. There's still two events left in Hawaii, I know I'm really close but I don't want to speak too fast".
The talented Brazilian will need to finish strong in the Hawaiian leg to guarantee a coveted ticket for the 2014 ASP World Tour.
Coffin has displayed his progressive surfing repertoire and barrel technique all-week, netting some impressive heat totals.
"It feels insane, once I got to the quarter-finals I was so stoked. When I got that score in the semi and made the final I was tripping, it felt like I won the contest! I'm stoked for Jadson", added Coffin.
Also, Adam Melling has been crowned winner of the Moche Seriesand and was rewarded an extra US$50,000 prizemoney.
"I'm feeling amazing, I've got a wedding next year and my girlfriend will be pretty happy with that! Over in Portugal, I've done pretty good in the past and it's good to win the trophy for sure! The waves have been fun and we've always had some pretty powerful surf", concluded Melling.
Cascais Billabong Pro Results:
1. Jadson Andre (BRA) 16.50
2. Conner Coffin (USA) 7.10