Alan Munoz conquers the 2016 Sintra Portugal Pro

September 19, 2016 | Bodyboarding
2016 Sintra Portugal Pro: Alan Munoz celebrates on Chile's National Day | Photo: APB

Alan Munoz has taken out the 2016 Sintra Portugal Pro, at Praia Grande. It is one of Chile's biggest victories ever in a professional bodyboarding event.

He landed in Lisbon and took a cab directly to the beach. Alan Munoz' flawless run at the 21st edition of the Sintra Portugal Pro is like a dream come true. It was his first victory on the APB World Tour after four years competing at the highest level.

The Chilean reached the final of the Open Men's division and defeated Iain Campbell to claim the prestigious trophy. Munoz was ranked 12th on the leaderboard, but after this remarkable performance, he will be a man to watch closely.

"I am very happy. I barely arrived in time because I didn't have money, and I had to buy the last-minute plane ticket. Tristan is a demon in the water, and he shot me with all his arsenal. My strategy was the same. Fortunately, it worked out," explained Alan Munoz, who won the contest on Chile's National Day.

In the ladies' competition, Isabela Sousa defeated the European champion Joana Schenker, and was crowned the 2016 APB Women's World Tour champion. The Brazilian adds another world title to her career total.

"It was great to do the final here with Joana. She is one of the most dangerous competitors in the circuit, and I knew that in these conditions, with small surf, she could win. Fortunately, I won and still keep a very special tradition of winning Sintra in my world title years," added the four-time world champion.

Dave Hubbard continued his Drop-Knee dominance and beat Martin Mouradian in the final. "Dubb" scored a Perfect 10- point ride, backed it up with an 8.75, and conquered his eighth world title.

"I love Sintra. I'm always welcomed with open arms here, have a lot of support and the competition was very talented, pushing me to do my best," concluded Dave Hubbard.

The Pro Junior final had four competitors, but it was the Hawaiian Tanner McDaniel, 17, who got the best waves.

"It was my best result ever in Sintra. I never got along with this wave but I guess I'm finally figuring it out. It was an important win because it allows me to go into Nazare as the rankings leader. If I win there I'll be world champion and that would be just the perfect outcome," concluded McDaniel.

2016 Sintra Portugal Pro | Finals

1. Alan Munoz (CHI), 15.50
2. Iain Campbell (RSA), 12.30

1. Isabela Sousa (BRA), 12.75
2. Joana Schenker (POR), 10.4

1. Dave Hubbard (HAW), 18.75
2. Martin Mouradian (GUA), 14.50

Pro Junior
1. Tanner McDaniel (HAW), 12.90
2. Socrates Santana (BRA), 12.10
3. Bruno Martin (SPA), 10.50
4. Diego Gomes (BRA), 10.10

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