SAQUAREMA, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil (Saturday, May 15, 2010) – In another beautiful blue sky day, with 4-6 foot very clean wave sets pumping at Itaúna Beach, The Coca-Cola Saquarema Pro 2010 had a great day of surfing with scoring records being sprayed, heat after heat, all day long.
The Brazillian Willian Cardoso sets a new record over his own record, which one he got yesterday in his heat on round of 48. Cardoso was just brilliant surfing in high accuracy level to get the best scoring heat of the competition surfing only two waves a 8.83 pts and 8.5 pts in a total of 17.33 pts to defeat his mate Neco Padaratz.
“I was talking with Neco in the water how I was glad for that result, because that’s the first time I beat him in the competition, and last year we got the Semifinal against each other right here when he won the comp by the way, but today I did the best of myself surfing better to get the win over him,” says Willian who waits for another Brazilian in the Semifinals the former elite surfer Heitor Alves.
In another stunning heat, the Brazilian Wiggolly Dantas got the best wave of the day, and the third best score of the event a 9.40 to send back home the youngster Hawaiian, 16 years old, John John Florence who still holding the best wave score of the competition a 9.83 gotten on Thursday.
“I’m so happy about my wave score, I think this event must be a Prime, cause the waves are always good sizing and the surfers can show the best of them,” said Dantas who is one in the group asking for a change in the event status to Prime where the athletes won the same prize money but the 6,500 points in the ASP World Ranking.
Wiggolly will surf against the ASP elite Surfer Travis Logie (ZAF) who is fighting to keep his name in the world best surfers list, but to get that he needs to go all the way through until the final heat, because at the moment he is leaving the list.
“I couldn’t find my best this morning but I got the win that’s the most important,” said Travis after defeating Gabriel Villaran (PER). “I know I can surf better, and I hope get better waves tomorrow. This place is awesome and the waves still perfect for the competition since the first day.”
The event returns tomorrow when the Coca-Cola Saquarema Pro 2010 Champion will be crowned at Itaúna Beach after a stunning week, stay tuned.