Vasco Ribeiro becomes national surfing champion for the fifth time

    Vasco Ribeiro was crowned national champion today, during the fourth and penultimate stage of the MEO Surf League, taking place in Praia Grande, and became the surfer with the most national titles, by adding the fifth scepter of his career.

    After overcoming the semi-finals of Allianz Sintra Pro, and seeing Afonso Antunes fall in the same phase, the surfer from Estoril, aged 26, guaranteed the national title in advance, succeeding Frederico Morais.

    After having won the previous two stages, in Porto and Figueira da Foz, and with this stage unfolding in Praia Grande (Sintra), Vasco Ribeiro has already secured the necessary points to be crowned national champion early, despite strong opposition from Afonso Antunes , which started the season with a triumph in Ericeira.

    In the semi-finals, Vasco Ribeiro faced Arran Strong and started strong, thanks to a 9-point wave, the best of the entire event, something that helped him secure a large victory and pass the ball to Afonso Antunes. , who, in the second semi-final, faced the inspired Halley Batista.

    After a very balanced duel, the victory fell to Halley, who ‘handed’ the title to the surfer from Estoril.

    This is the fifth national title for Vasco Ribeiro, who breaks the tie, thus, the record he held on an equal footing with Ruben González, now leading the table of surfers with more national titles in isolation.

    After having conquered the first scepter of his career in 2011, at just 16 years old, he also celebrated the national title in 2012, 2014 and 2017.

    @ Noticias de Coimbra

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