Sardinia Longboard Invitational: waves and pizza are welcome

The 10th edition of the Sardinia Longboard Invitational will be open to international riders that will surf with the Italian top longboarders.

The contest waiting period has been given a go and everybody is expecting the best swell available in the Mediterranean Sea.

"Mini Capo", located in the Sardinia Island, is one of the best surf spots in the Mediterranean Sea.

The invited athletes will be notified at least 48 hours before the event.

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Pedro Martins de Lima: the first Portuguese surfer and a sports legend

Pedro Martins de Lima, a legendary waterman from Portugal, has just celebrated his 80th anniversary.

SurferToday.com had the opportunity to exchange a few words with the man who is considered to be the father of surfing in Portugal. We met by chance in Tapas & Papas, a famous tapas restaurant in Matosinhos, Portugal.

"People often see me as a surfer, but I have done a lot of other sports activities," told Martins de Lima.

In fact, this genuinely good-spirited man is a frequent windsurfer and sailor. Also, Pedro has a lot of snow experience - he enjoys skiing - and underwater, where he has many stories to tell.

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Heitor Alves: two in a row

Heitor Alves (BRA) 27, was unstoppable en route to claim the Lusiaves Figueira Pro taking out Yadin Nicol (AUS) 24, in the 35-minute final which he dominated from start to finish. Claiming his second consecutive win in less than a fortnight Alves who was ranked 22 leading into this event solidifies his position as the highest ranked non World Tour athlete on the ASP World Rankings.

Event officials decided to set up a mobile site south of the main event at Praia do Cabedelo to take advantage of the remaining swell on offer. Once it was clear that conditions would be worse tomorrow the green light was given to run through to the final. Early morning heats were held in clean glassy conditions followed by the strong afternoon sea breeze which made conditions tough for the finals.

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