Frederico Morais: the winner of the 2019 Hawaiian Pro | Photo: TCS

Frederico Morais has taken out the 2019 Hawaiian Pro in Haleiwa, on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.

The Portuguese surfer won the first jewel of the Triple Crown of Surfing (TCS) after defeating Leonardo Fioravanti, Matthew McGillivray, and Ethan Ewing in the final.

Morais, who has just qualified for the 2020 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour, locked in one of the most important victories of his career.

For the finals' day, Haleiwa delivered four-foot waves, and there were plenty of clean faces and riding opportunities.

"It's good to be back in Hawaii. After three finals, it feels food to win here and be back on tour. It was tough last year, but it's been an amazing journey," said Morais.

In fact, "Kikas" is enjoying a stellar year. Recently, Frederico also secured a spot in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games representing his country, Portugal.

Is Morais looking forward to winning the prestigious Hawaiian surfing series? Maybe. But, whatever happens, he secured the best result ever by a Portuguese surfer in Hawaii.

"To win the Triple Crown of Surfing would be a dream. Sunset Beach is a wave I love. I am going to keep surfing and having fun. Aloha!" concluded Morais.

The last event of the Qualifying Series (QS) season and the second on the TCS is the World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach.

2019 Hawaiian Pro | Final

1. Frederico Morais (POR) 12.77
2. Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA) 11.50
3. Matthew McGillivray (RSA) 10.33
4. Ethan Ewing (AUS) 9.67

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