Mike Stewart wins the 2009 Sumol Special Edition in Nazaré

November 26, 2009 | Bodyboarding
Sumol Special Edition in Nazaré

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, in a podium where the international presences had eminence.

The athlete was very “surprised, and, at the same time, happy for winning this contest in 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 qualm 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, it's this reason why he took first place back to Hawaii.

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


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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