Lander Davila, 18, and Teresa Bonvalot, 16, have taken out the WSL Prozis Pro Junior Espinho in super fun Porto surf, much like you’d expect to find on our Portugal surf holidays.
The Junior Pro Espinho event was completed in fun two-to-three
foot waves in front of the large and excited crowd with the four remaining
heats completed in the afternoon on the final day of competition.
Thomas Debierre, a previous event winner on this tour went
blow for blow with Lander Davila in a really exciting final before the eventual
winner took the lead with a 7.17 with Thomas Debierre never able to regain the
The win took Davilla from 35th on the tour to 3rd,
showing how open this year’s Pro Junior tour has been.
Speaking of the win, Davilla said:
"I'm stoked to get this win, it wasn't an easy heat
because there were a lot of waves but not a lot offering a good wall so I felt
pretty limited. With the wind and low tide it's really hard to find the good
ones. I finally managed to get two pretty good waves and post the scores I
needed. I was not expecting to get such a good result and a victory is the best
that could have happened to me here!"
In the women’s event it was also a close affair. The final
saw a slow start for all the competitors with wave selection extremely
important in the later stages of the afternoon.
Previous event winner Ariane
Ochoa was the first surfer to break the deadlock and took quite a lead midway
through the final before Portugal’s Teresa Bonvalot scored a massive 8.33
followed by a strong back up score which made her the winner on her home turf.
She had this to say of her win:
"It feels good to win again, it's been a long time
coming. After Caparica I did a few contests but no result so I'm really happy.
It's really tricky out there you are like "where is the spot", I
really want to enjoy this year and take my surfing to the next level. I've been
training hard and travelled to score good waves and improve."
See some more of the action unfold below.
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Lander Davila and Teresa Bonvalot take out WSL Pro Junior event in fun Porto surf
6 years ago