Anas Haddar takes out 2019 Sintra Portugal Pro

September 16, 2019 | Bodyboarding
Anas Haddar: a tasty win in Sintra | Photo: APB

It was the first time a Moroccan rider won the longest-running world bodyboarding tour event in the world.

Despite the small waves, there were still contestable for conditions, and Haddar managed to defeat Dave Hubbard in the 30-minute final.

"I don't have words to describe my feelings right now. I've been dreaming of this for 20 years. I now realize that anything is possible - just keep doing what you love and never lose hope," said Anas Haddar.

"Moroccan riders Brahim Iddouch and Ilias Ousmouh also had great performances during all the event. And a special thanks to APB for keeping this event alive for such a long time."

"This gives me a lot of energy to try and be on tour next year. It was an honor to be in a final with Dave Hubbard because he is my idol."

In the women's final, Sari Ohhara ended up beating an in-form Alexandra Rinder by catching longer waves and successfully landing critical maneuvers.

"I've been waiting for this moment such a long time, and I finally did it! I appreciate all my supporters and people who have kept this event up and going. I'm so stoked to make to the top of the rankings!" concluded Ohhara.

In the drop-knee division, Sammy Morretino secured a back-to-back world title after defeating Dave Hubbard in the final.

The young Hawaiian was once again able to impose his authority by choosing a southern sandbank and riding bigger and better waves.

Last but not least, Ethan Capdeville won the pro junior trophy.

2019 Sintra Portugal Pro | Results

1. Anas Haddar (MOR) 14.35
2. Dave Hubbard (HAW) 11.75

1. Sari Ohhara (JAP) 13.25
2. Alexandra Rinder (CNY) 8.40

1. Sammy Morretino (HAW) 12.15
2. Dave Hubbard (HAW) 9.80

Pro Junior
1. Ethan Capdeville (FRA) 12.50
2. Rodrigo Lopes (POR) 9.35
3. James Clayden (RSA) 8.20
4. Simon Andrieux (FRA) 8.00