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WELCOME TO MEO FIGUEIRA PRO September, 28-30 2012 STOP IV of LIGA MEO PRO SURF photo by onfiresurfmag.com


flat, dead flat!!

Foi desta forma que a Figueira da Foz nos recebeu. Culpa nossa, que decidimos aventurar-nos numa matinal pelas estradas de Portugal, o que nos fez chegar no pico da maré cheia para encontrarmos todos os competidores do Meo Figueiro Pro a discutir previsões desenfreadamente (e devidamente ajudados pelos seus smartphones com ligação ultra-rápida para o windguru). O swell acabou por entrar, pequeno, mas mais do que suficiente para definir o campeão do MEO Figueira Pro, surfista esse que acabaria por ser o vencedor da primeira etapa da Liga Meo Pro Surf, Frederico Morais.

flat, dead flat!!

Foi desta forma que a Figueira da Foz se despediu de nós. Desta vez, a culpa não foi nossa, mas sim de uma maré ingrata que nem nos permitiu conduzir pela estradas de Portugal com sal no corpo e aquela sensação de surf nas veias após três dias alucinantes de competição!

and so it begins? photo by onfiresurfmag.com

flat, dead flat!!

That is how we were introduced to the waves of Figueira da Foz. It was our fault, we were the ones who decided to make our way only in the morning of the event, thus arriving at high tide. By the time we arrived, the competitors of this MEO Figueira Pro were engaged in heavy discussions about the swell forecast (aided by their ultra fast smartphone conections). The swell arrived, not big but good enough to define a champion to this event, who ended up being the same winner as the first stop of the year, Frederico Morais.

flat, dead flat!!

Just like when we arrived, this was how Figueira da Foz said goodbye to us. This time it was not our fault. The high tide didn’t allow us to take on the highway back home with salt in our body and that tipical surf stoke after three amazing days of competition!

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The Analysis...

Ivo ca巽達o (local surfer) and Jo達o Aranha (contest director)

The conclusion?...

NW small swell

The BAD NEWS?...

Contest director stress face Diogo Appleton (l) and Jo達o Kopke (r)

photos by onfiresurfmag.com

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On hold to do’s:

SlEEP (or try to, like Vasco Ribeiro)...

photos by onfiresurfmag.com

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...

STRESS HARD like Tomás Fernades (l) and Miguel Blanco (r).


the swell arrived...


...and so it begUn! photo by onfiresurfmag.com


Pedro Boonam was injured in his left foot....


...but he didn´t need a cane (like this one guy)! photo by João Bracourt “Brek”


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THE FIGUEIRA LOCALS were all

present and pumped up.

photo by João Bracourt “Brek”

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THE FIGUEIRA LOCALS

António Pedro foi um dos primeiros locais a competir e, apesar de ter perdido cedo, mostrou bom surf nas pequenas ondas do primeiro dia. || António Pedro was one of the first local surfers to compete and, despite his early loss, he surfed very well in the small waves of the first day.

photos by João Bracourt “Brek”

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THE FIGUEIRA LOCALS Houve quem es-

peculasse que o local Ivo Cação iria vencer esta etapa mas uma maré menos boa no segundo round da prova meteu a esperança local “on hold” até ao ano que vem. || Some said Ivo Cação would win this event, and he could have. But a hard in between tide had to postpone this prediction at least until next year.

photos by João Bracourt “Brek”

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NOT A (FIGUEIRA) LOCAL No segundo dia de prova, Filipe Jervis mostrou o seu surf moderno e acertou

aĂŠreos abusados como este. || On the second day of the Meo Figueira Pro, Filipe Jervis showed how next level his surfing is with great air like this.

photo by onfiresurfmag.com

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Gony Zubizarreta (l) and Nicolau Von Rupp (r) showed their systemathic competition beahvior...

...as they showed their unsystemathic car organization! photo by onfiresurfmag.com

Este molhe já viu alguns dos melhores do mundo a destruir as ondas nesta praia, e caso pudesse falar diria que Frederico Morais não está longe de outros grandes surfistas que por aqui passaram. || The jetty in the background has seen it’s fair share of world class surfing. And if it could talk it would probably say that Frederico Morais’s surfing isn’t far behind what has been seen here in the past. 022

photos by João Bracourt “Brek”


...NOPE. REALLY ALIVE “JUMPing” MAN! O pouco espaço que Zé Ferreira teve para preparar esta manobra não permitiu que este voo fosse muito alto, mas compensou com uma rotação perfeita. || Zé Ferreira didn’t have a lot of room to set up this air and because of it he didn’t fly very high, but his rotation and landing was nearly perfect.

photos by Pedro Mestre

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DEAD MEN WALK? photo by João Bracourt “Brek”

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I think we should

CHANGE our type of boards...


...and go for a surfboard to do crazy and stylish airs like Marlon Lipke! photo by Pedro Mestre


Time go

REST...

photo by Pedro Mestre


Time to

photo by www.onfiresurfmag.com

SURF...


...small but really perfect waves!


TIME to ROCK N’ROLL! De backside Nicolau Von Rupp conseguiu alguns dos melhores “scores” da

prova e provou que tem surf para voos muito mais altos. || On his backside Nicolau Von Rupp managed to get some of the best scores of the whole event and showed he has what it takes to compete at top level.

photo by João Bracourt “Brek”


Red or black? photo by onfiresurfmag.com

Edgar Nozes não mostrou a competitividade a que já nos habituou e foi vítima das condições difíceis entre marés. Mas não perdeu sem antes mostrar que o seu surf ainda está num nível altíssimo. || Carcavelos local, Edgar Nozes, hasn’t shown his best competitive surfing this year and was a victim of the “in between tide”. But he didn’t go down without showing how good his surfing still is. 034

photo by Pedro Mestre


Hidratation = heat victory! photo by onfiresurfmag.com

Vasco Ribeiro não estava a fazer grandes contas de cabeça relativamente ao que precisava para garantir o título. Mas foi chegando cada vez mais perto com batidas verticais destas. || The ratings leader, Vasco Ribeiro, wasn’t thinking that hard about what he had to do to win the title. But he got closer and closer every time he hit the lip like this. photo by João Bracourt “Brek”

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the south meets the (almost) north O algarvio Miguel Mouzinho comeรงou bem o seu heat dos quartos de

final contra Lipke, e caso tivesse feito uma segunda onda semelhante poderia ter avanรงado para as meias finais. || Miguel Mouzinho, from the Algarve, started really well his quarter final heat against Lipke. Had he followed it with a similar ride and he would have found himself in the semis.

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heAT VICTORY SIGNS: hawaiian shaka and maori tongue positioning!

photos by João Bracourt “Brek”

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Who’s eyes are these?

O surfista de Aveiro, Pedro Ferreira, é um dos competidores mais progressivos do circuito. Infelizmente este ano o seu surf não se tem traduzido em resultados, só em grandes momentos. || Pedro Ferreira,from nearby Aveiro, is one of the most progressive surfers on the League. Unfortunatelly his surfing didn’t translate into great results, despite having some good moments.

photo by onfiresurfmag.com

photo by Pedro Ferreira

João Moreira! photo by João Bracourt “Brek”

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Pos-Heat PAIN... Nuno Telmo (l) lost to his pupil Jo達o Kopke (r) so

he decided to show him some coach pain! photos by onfiresurfmag.com

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Pos-Heat FUN... and then some coach fun....


Pos-Heat LOVE... but decided to finish with the real coach love!

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PRESS IT... Filipe Jervis (l) and Miguel Blanco (r) ideia of fun dur-

ing the high tide on hold! photos by onfiresurfmag.com

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HOOOOOOLD IT... with a smile!


SHOW IT!... with a bigger smile!

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All this

“Junk� make that mister work perfectly...

photos by onfiresurfmag.com

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...when the competition resumed and the online webcast was

On again!

photo by João Bracourt “Brek”

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RED LINE IS THE LIVE LINE! Alexandre Grilo adaptou-se bem às direitas da Figueira e por momentos teve

“flashes” dos point breaks marroquinos. Nos quartos de final ainda ameaçou o primeiro lugar de Vasco Ribeiro, mas no fim foi eliminado. || Alexandre Grilo felt right at home in the right handers of Figueira da Foz. He often had flashes of his beloved moroccan point breaks and in his quarter final heat showed the ratings leader how dangerous he could be. photo by Pedro Mestre

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(Vasco Ribeiro) TitlE RUN! “This one more and I’m the Liga Meo Pro Surf 2012 Champ... again”. photo by onfiresurfmag.com

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LAST MAN STANDING! Filipe Jervis era o último surfista que poderia impedir Vasco Ribeiro

de se sagrar campeão da Liga Meo Pro Surf 2012 mas, mesmo com manobras destas, não o conseguiu fazer. || Filipe Jervis was the last man standing between Vasco Ribeiro and his second national champ title but, even with airs like this, he’s lost the heat to Ribeiro. photos by Pedro Mestre


Vasco Ribeiro TitlE MOVES! O centro de gravidade de Vasco Ribeiro permite-lhe fazer este tipo de mano-

bras em qualquer secção, recuperar e vencer títulos nacionais como se nada fosse. || With such a low center of gravity, Vasco Ribeiro makes turns such as this look as if they were easy (as well as winning portuguese national titles). photo by João Bracourt “Brek”


the applause by Ribeiro’s coach (r) and the

proud standing tall position by his dad (l)!

Ribeiro and Jervis

Last Dance was in the sand. photos by onfiresurfmag.com

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DEaD BIRD thanks to a big fish (that also didn’t end up well). photo by João Bracourt “Brek”

DEaD OCEAN thanks to a high tide (again!). photo by onfiresurfmag.com

Um simples reentry para um surfista, Frederico Morais, um incrível reentry para o resto. E uma nota incrível para os júris. || A simple reentry to one surfer (Frederico Morais) an amazing reentry to the rest of us. And an amazing score to the judging panel. photo by João Bracourt “Brek”

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Pre-heat moments are always lonely...


...but perfect to enter the zone. Leo Belime going there! photo by onfiresurfmag.com


So close yet so far... Foi no MEO Figueira

Pro que Zé Ferreira fez o seu pior resultado do ano, ficando tão perto de conseguir evoluir para a fase seguinte como ficou de acertar este incrível aéreo. || Zé Ferreira got his worst result of the year at the MEO Figueira Pro. He was as close to advance to the next round as he was to making this amazing backside air reverse.

photos by Pedro Mestre

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Time will tell... where this grom (Francisco Simões) will go in surfing... photos by João Bracourt “Brek”

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INJURED?!? A etapa da Figueira da Foz foi a primeira deste ano para João Kopke, que passou a maior

parte da época lesionado. Não que desse para perceber pelo seu surf, que estave entre os melhores de toda a prova. || The MEO Figueira Pro was the first Liga Meo Pro Surf event of the year for João Kopke, who spent most of the year recovering from an injury. You couldn’t tell it from his performance at this contest.

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Hard Call... Miguel Mouzinho lost in the quarter finals to

Marlon Lipke but many didn’t agreed with the result. Mouzinho was obviously one of those!

Marlon Lipke surgiu nesta etapa como líder do circuito europeu e surfou como tal, acabando muitas ondas com pequenos, mas certeiros, aéreos. || When Marlon Lipke showed up in Figueira da Foz he had the lead of the european professional ranking and surfed acording to his status, finishing many of his rides with some airs. photos by João Bracourt “Brek”

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END OF DAY 2

Time to undress and laugh (and to others, cry...)! photo by onfiresurfmag.com


Francisco Alves got 13th. This is his photo by onfiresurfmag.com

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FUN TRICKY face...


...and this is his

IN THE Zone (do anyone still use ex-in-vogue term except us?!) face. photo by João Bracourt “Brek”

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Tomás Fernandes got to the quarter finals. This is his his always present dad)... photo by João Bracourt “Brek”

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CELEBRATING moment (with


...and this is his face when we found out who was he against in the quarters (Nicolau Von Rupp, hard but never impossible). photo by onfiresurfmag.com

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Nicolau Von Rupp´s face tell us everything about his semi-final clash... photos by onfiresurfmag.com

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...and his celebration (with Gony Zubizarreta) tell us everyhting about the result of that heat.

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SECRET WEAPON... Vasco Ribeiro’s dad had his secret weapon ready for action but Vasco never asked for it...

O campeão nacional em título, Vasco Ribeiro, apanhou longas direitas nas meias finais mas também nas curtas esquerdas conseguiu pontuar bem, no entanto, não o suficiente para chegar à final. || Vasco Ribeiro was looking forward to surf some long right handers. He also managed to get big scores on the lefts but unfortunatly they were not enough for him to reach the final of MEO Figueira Pro. photos by onfiresurfmag.com

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SEMI FINAL 2 was another huge one.

Marlon Lipke prepares his stick for action!

photo by João Bracourt “Brek”


“STRAIGHTICAL” TO THE FINAL... Quando a onda tinha parede, Frederico Morais rasgava com força, quando fica-

va mole, verticalizava. Melhor aproveitamento que este não se viu em toda a prova e o resultado disso foi um lugar na final... || If a section stood up Frederico Morais would bury his rail very hard and when it fattened up he would put his board as vertical as possible. You couldn’t ask for a better approach and it gave him his big win in semi final two... photo by Pedro Mestre


all eyes on

the final frederico morais x nicolau von rupp M E O

F I G U E I R A photos by onfiresurfmag.com

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frederico moraiS ZONING IN to the final! photo by onfiresurfmag.com


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nicolau von Rupp FULL SPEED AHEAD to the final!

photo by João Bracourt “Brek”

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A CALL FROM THE WATER! “Can we start? The boys are ready and still want to surf here not further down he beach”. High tide almost ruined the final of MEO Figueira Pro... Almost!

photos by João Bracourt “Brek”

JUDGE(S) MOVEMENT The judges had to judge old-school style during the final to ensure they had the

correct angle of the surfing! GREAT call!!!

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FRONTSIDE POWER Apesar de

não ter um frontside pior que o backside, a verdade é que as esquerdas da final não beneficiaram e Nicolau Von Rupp, apesar deste ter tido bons momentos. || Nicolau Von Rupp’s frontside isn’t worst than his backside surfing, but the final was all about the lefts and that didn’t help his cause. photo by João Bracourt “Brek”

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backSIDE POWER Este snap de

Frederico Morais na última secção colocou o seu adversário na final numa combinação da qual não saiu mais. || This big snap was the final blow to his fellow finalist, who never left “comboland” after it.

photo by onfiresurfmag.com

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Congratulations to

frederico

morais t h e

w i n n e r photo by João Bracourt “Brek”


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