Today we take a look at the latest news since the beginning of the year in the surfing world.
Marcio Freire’s accident in Nazaré
The surfing world is in mourning. Brazilian Marcio Freire, 47, lost his life on Thursday 5 January in Portugal, while surfing on the spot of Nazaré (Portugal). Several professionals from around the world, present in Nazaré, paid tribute to Marcio Freire. ” wrote the same Nic Von Rupp in a story on Instagram. “I always had a lot of respect for Marcio.”(…) Today I saw him surfing all day in Nazaré with a huge smile. It is with this smile that I will remember him
The Billabong Pro Pipeline
The Billabong Pro Pipeline ended on February 8th with two new champions crowned with flowers.
On one side, five-time world champion Carissa Moore, on the other, Jack Robinson which is starting its third season on the CT. Both won the Billabong Pro Pipeline.
In the final, the Hawaiian beat two-time world champion Tyler Wright, while young Jack Robinsona defeated Leonardo Fioravanti.
Hurley Pro Sunset
The male and female surfers put on a great show on the final day of the Hurley Pro Sunset on February 19, with Brazil’s Filipe Toledo and Molly Picklum walking away with the impressive trophy.
Long straights gave the competitors the opportunity to show what they could do, much to the delight of the fans. The duels that took place during the final stages were memorable, for a colourful start to the season!
Johanne Defay injured
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The reason for this was an injury that occurred during training five weeks ago. The woman from Reunion broke the metatarsals of her right foot (a part of the foot’s skeleton, made up of 5 bones) in a fall. In 10 years on the Tour, this is the first time the surfer will miss a competition due to injury.
If things go well, she could be back on her feet for the European stage of the Tour, which will take place in Portugal from 8 to 16 March.
Shark attacks in Noumea
Three swimmers have been bitten in three weeks on New Caledonian beaches. These attacks are rare and can be avoided by taking a few precautions.