Another day spent at Praia Grande, today watched the mens main event and a few rounds of the women. Congrats to all the everyone who made it through, including my buddy here Anne-Cecile, killing her round four heat, nice!!!!
It was also awesome to see the performances from the super groms, Alexandra Rinder and Sari Ohara.
Alexandra (from Canary Islands) is only 14 years old, and already has a great style and smooth moves, a definite threat for the future. Sari at just 16 years old was busting super big rollos and secured a couple of the highest scores of the day. So sick!
The schedule is for women's round 5 out first thing tomorrow morning. I'll be in the fourth heat against Maylla Venturin (Brazil), Marta Fernandez (Portugal), and Clare McGowan (UK). This is a non-elimination round, so whoever gets first goes straight through to the quarter finals, then the other placings battle it out in the 6th round.
Obviously I will be going for the win in my first heat to put me straight into the quarters ;)
Hopefully some fun waves on the way. The forecast is for swell similar to today but with much better winds, stoked!
I'll be on around 7pm Sydney time...
Check it all out here: http://ibaworldtour.com/live/