2009 Sintra Portugal Pro

Day three at the Sintra Portugal Pro was almost a carbon copy of yesterday with blue skies, clean waves and non stop action.

In 1/4 final 1 of the Women, Rita Pires (Port) dominated the line-up with Jessica Becker (Brazil) to move into the man-on-man heats in the next round.

The next one was just as entertaining as Isabella Sousa (Brazil) continued here run through with a win over Neymara Carvalho (Brazil). Isabella is surfing incredible and looks to be one of the standout's so far in this WTT Grand Slam.

1/4 final 3 and current ratings leader Eunate Aguirre (Spain) showed why she is the leader of the pack with a polished display of competitive surfing advancing with Marta fernandez (Port)  and the last 1/4 saw Luz Marie Grand Perez (PRC) progress with Catarina Sousa (Port).

Standout's on the Mens R6 were the Australian team of Mitch Rawlin', Michael Novy, Brad Hughes and Damian King, as well as Andre Botha (Sth Africa) Dave Hubbard (Hawaii) Pablo Prieto (Germany) and Lucas Nogueira (Brazil) 

Portugal's Goncalo Silva was the only remaining local left from the qualifying rounds and will meet the Top 16 in R7.

Spanish riders have also faired well once again with Guilhermo Cobo, Benta Eloshua, Aritz Larinag & Alex Uranga all making it through.

Canary Island locals also enjoyed the clean sizey peaks as Diego Cabrera, Oliver Herrera & Airem Cabrera secured a birth in R7.

Tomorrow will see the IBA Top 16 hit the water along with the inform qualifiers and it will be amazing to watch live.

On January 17, 2018, Portuguese big wave surfer Hugo Vau had a day he will remember for the rest of his life at Nazaré's Praia do Norte, in Portugal.

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