Joana Schenker: riding down the line at Costa Nova | Photo: Miss Activo Cup

Joana Schenker claimed her fourth consecutive Miss Activo Cup title, in the waves of Costa Nova, Portugal.

Despite the strong northern winds that made paddling and riding hard for the athletes in the final, the three-time European bodyboarding champion was able to overcome Teresa Almeida with the best two-wave score of the event - 15.50 points.

"I'm very happy because it was my goal. It's a tasty victory in the European Tour because it is always important to win the first round. This is my fourth win in Costa Nova for the European Tour, and in fact, when I come here, I already feel pressure," explained Joana Schenker.

"There was a good level of surfing and battles until the end. In the final, the ocean was tricky, with high winds and currents, but there were waves with potential, and Teresa and I managed to catch them. I always come to do my best and win but, in the end, you have to win at sea."

The Portuguese bodyboarder has been on a roll, and she continues to be hard to beat in the Old Continent. Schenker is also trying to improve her results in the 2017 APB Tour, and it will only be a matter of time before she's ready to fight for a world title.

The next stop on the 2017 Women's European Tour of Bodyboard (ETB) is the Bodyboard Girls Experience, from September 22-23, in Madeira.

Miss Activo Cup 2017 | Final

1. Joana Schenker (POR) 15.50
2. Teresa Almeida (POR) 13.10

Joana Schenker: winner of the 2017 Miss Activo Cup | Photo: Miss Activo Cup