Mike Stewart: the 2009 Sumol Special Edition champion

After 14 days of waiting, Praia do Norte didn’t disappoint the expectations of the one thousand-plus spectators that went to the beach to watch the fourth edition of Sumol Nazaré Special Edition.

Mike Stewart was the big winner of this edition, on a podium where the international presences had eminence.

The athlete was very “surprised, and, at the same time, happy for winning this contest for the first time competing.”

The Brazilian José Otávio won second place.

“I’m very happy for the second place in a contest with such a high level,” he said.

The third place was given to Jaime Jesus, considered the best Portuguese in the contest.

After some qualms of some athletes due to the initial sea prediction, the stormy waves of the day before were replaced by a sunny day that allowed an excellent show of air maneuvers, huge drops, and even some impossible tubes.

Luís "Porkito" Pereira surfed an unforgettable wave that was rewarded with ten points.

The athlete did a 360. inside a tube, followed by a huge invert air.

Porkito won the last two editions and showed all his courage and determination, although he got seventh place in the contest.

Although Mike Stewart didn’t have any extraordinary maneuvers, the athlete showed consistency during the entire contest, and it's this reason why he took the first-place trophy back to Hawaii.

The organization considers that this fourth edition was a big success in terms of public affluence, not only through local presences at the beach but also through webcasting on the website.

2009 Sumol Special Edition | Results

  1. Mike Stewart
  2. José Otávio
  3. Jaime Jesus
  4. Pierre-Louis Costes
  5. Rui Ferreira
  6. João Pinheiro
  7. Luís Pereira
  8. Gastão Entrudo
  9. João André Magoito
  10. Ivo Mochacho
  11. Paulo Costa
  12. Hugo Pinheiro
  13. Rui Pereira
  14. Dino Carmo
  15. Luís Coelho
  16. António Cardoso
  17. Bernardo Alvim
  18. Ricardo Faustino
  19. Gonçalo Campos
  20. Manuel Centeno

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