World Surf League: Caroline Marks and Italo Ferreira Win 2019 MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal
- WSL Men's Championship Tour the 10th stop and Women's Championship Tour the 9th stop, 2019 MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal took held at Peniche in Portugal between October 16th and 26th.
Italo Ferreira (BRA) took his second victory of 2019 since Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast and back-to-back wins in Portugal. He defeated Jordy Smith (ZAF) in the Final with perfect 10 ride.
This result marks, Italo Ferreira moved up to No. 1 on Jeep Leaderboard replacement by Gabriel Medina who took down in Round of 16.
"That was so sick, I'm so glad to go back-to-back and win again," said Italo Ferreira. "Congrats to everyone. I'm so happy, what an amazing event. It has been so special for me the last couple of months, I'm so happy with myself and my team, it's been amazing. That air was unreal and I'm so glad I landed it, it was a special heat for me against Jordy (Smith) who's one of the best competitors. Hawaii is going to be fun for sure. The race is open and I need to learn a little bit more, but let's try!"
Meanwhile Women's MEO Rip Curl Pro, Caroline Marks (USA) won since Boost Mobile Pro Gold Coast, beating Lakey Peterson (USA) in the Final .
"That was incredible I've been dreaming of making a Final against Lakey (Peterson) and we've been talking about it since I started working with Mike (Parsons)," said Caroline Marks. "I just want to say thanks to her for pushing me so much, I wouldn't be here without her. That was super fun, I'm so stoked this is the best year of my life and I can't believe it!"
Current No. 1 of Jeep Leaderboard, Carissa Moore (HAW) was defeated by Lakey Peterson in the Semifinal. If Carissa Moore won this event, she would have clinched her fourth World title. But the world Champion will be decided in the final event Hawaii Pro.
Men and Women’s World Title Race Scenarios Heading into Final Stops:
Five Men's World Title Contenders - Italo Ferreira, Gabriel Medina, Filipe Toledo, Jordy Smith & Kolohe Andino
If Italo Ferreira wins Pipe he clinches the World Title;
If Ferreira gets a 2nd Gabriel Medina & Filipe Toledo will need a 1st to take the World Title from Ferreira;
If Ferreira gets a 3rd Medina needs a 2nd, Toledo & Jordy Smith a 1st;
If Ferreira gets 5th, Medina needs a 3rd, Toledo a 2nd, Smith a 1st;
If Ferreira gets 9th, Medina needs a 5th, Toledo a 3rd, Jordy a 2nd & Kolohe Andino a 1st ;
If Ferreira gets 17th/33rd, Medina & Toledo will need a 9th, Smith a 5th & Andino a 2nd;
Three Women's World Title Contenders - Carissa Moore, Lakey Peterson & Caroline Marks
If Carissa Moore wins Maui she clinches the World Title;
If Moore gets a 2nd Lakey Peterson needs a 1st to take the World Title from Moore;
If Moore gets a 3rd Peterson needs a 2nd & Caroline Marks a 1st;
If Moore gets a 5th/9th/17th Peterson needs 3rd & Marks a 2nd to force a 3 way Tie Surf Off for World Title decision in Maui;
MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal Men's Final Results:
F 1: Italo Ferreira (BRA) 18.43 def. Jordy Smith (ZAF) 6.17
MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal Men's Semifinal Results:
SF 1: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 15.83 def. Kanoa Igarashi (JPN) 12.66
SF 2: Italo Ferreira (BRA) 15.43 def. Caio Ibelli (BRA) 14.86
MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal Men's Quarterfinal Results:
QF 1: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 13.40 def. Kolohe Andino (USA) 10.97
QF 2: Kanoa Igarashi (JPN) 15.24 def. Filipe Toledo (BRA) 12.26
QF 3: Caio Ibelli (BRA) 12.86 def. Peterson Crisanto (BRA) 11.83
QF 4: Italo Ferreira (BRA) 18.40 def. Jack Freestone (AUS) 16.87
MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal Women's Final Results:
F 1: Caroline Marks (USA) 13.73 def. Lakey Peterson (USA) 6.27
MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal Women's Semifinal Results:
SF 1: Caroline Marks (USA) 13.16 def. Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA) 7.70
SF 2: Lakey Peterson (USA) 13.23 def. Carissa Moore (HAW) 11.50
MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal Women's Quarterfinal Results:
QF 1: Caroline Marks (USA) 15.17 def. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 12.07
QF 2: Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA) 13.67 def. Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 9.14
QF 3: Carissa Moore (HAW) 16.06 def. Johanne Defay (FRA) 7.50
QF 4: Lakey Peterson (USA) 11.33 def. Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 8.83
- source : World Surf League