Italo Ferreira: getting airborne at Keramas | Photo: Cestari/WSL

Italo Ferreira conquered the 2018 Corona Bali Protected, at Keramas, in Indonesia.

The east coast of Bali delivered the goods, and the world's best surfers on the planet were greeted with high-performance right-handers for the finals.

Ferreira locked in the second event win of the season. The Brazilian unleashed a varied collection of maneuvers, including airs, floaters, and off-the-lip moves.

"It's cool to get back the leader jersey, but there are still many more steps I need to take to win the world title. So, I will enjoy the moment," expressed Italo Ferreira.

The 24-year-old surfer from Baía Formosa smashed Bourez and put the Tahitian in a combination situation with a two-wave score of 18.87 against Michel's 9.83.

"This wave is perfect, and it reminds me of my home break. I have been paddling out when it's dark every day because I love this wave and I want to get as many as I can. It was such a perfect day," concluded Ferreira.

On the women's side, Lakey Peterson beat Tyler Wright and reclaims the leader jersey. The Californian found the best waves and took the win by a narrow margin.

"I'm over the moon. Seeing Steph win in Brasil lit a fire in me, and I came here knowing what I had to do. I've just been keeping calm all week. This is a long year, so it's been fun to be a part of it so far," said Peterson.

"Everyone is surfing so well that it won't be easy to keep. I want to play my game and act like I'm coming from behind still. I want to enjoy every moment. It's been a crazy few years, and it feels like this year everything is coming together."

The next stop on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) is the Uluwatu CT, the event that completes the canceled Margaret River Pro.

Corona Bali Protected | Finals

Men
1. Italo Ferreira (BRA) 18.87
2. Michel Bourez (PYF) 9.83

Women
1. Lakey Peterson (USA) 14.33
2. Tyler Wright (AUS) 13.74

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