30 noviembre 2009


José Otavio and Rui Ferreira scored the 2nd and 5th place respectively in this last edition of the Nazaré Special Edition


After 14 days of waiting, Praia do Norte didn’t scam the expectations of the more than one thousand people that went to the beach to watch the fourth edition of Sumol Nazaré Special Edition.

Mike Stewart was the big winner of this edition, in a podium where the international presences had eminence. The athlete was very “surprised, and, at the same time, happy for winning this contest in the first time competing”. The Brazilian José Otávio won the second place. “I’m very happy for the second place in a contest with such a high level”, he said. The third place was given to Jaime Jesus, considered the best Portuguese in the contest.

After some qualm of some athletes due to the initial sea prediction, the stormy waves of the day before were replaced by a sunny day that allowed an excellent show of air maneuvers, huge drops and even some impossible tubes.

Luís “Porkito” Pereira surfed an unforgettable wave that was punctuated with ten points. The athletehas done a 360º inside a tube, followed by a huge invert air. Porkito won the last two editions and showed all his courage and determination, although he got the seventh place in the contest.

Although Mike Stewart didn’t have any extraordinary maneuver, the athlete showed big regularity during the entire contest, reason why he took the first place back to Hawaii.

The organization considers that this fourth edition was a big success in what concerns to public affluence, not only local presences at the beach but also through webcasting at the website.

  • 1º Mike Stewart
  • 2º José Otávio
  • 3º Jaime Jesus
  • 4º Pierre Louis Costes
  • 5º Rui Ferreira
  • 6º João Pinheiro
  • 7º Luís Pereira
  • 8º Gastão Entrudo
  • 9º João André Magoito
  • 10º Ivo Mochacho
  • 11º Paulo Costa
  • 12º Hugo Pinheiro
  • 13º Rui Pereira
  • 14º Dino Carmo
  • 15º Luís Coelho
  • 16º António Cardoso
  • 17º Bernardo Alvim
  • 18º Ricardo Faustino
  • 19º Gonçalo Campos
  • 20º Manuel Centeno

21 noviembre 2009

Zé & Ruizinho DAY 1 Nazaré

Our elite team riders José Otavio, from Brazil, and Rui Ferreira have already been training on Nazaré break before the Special Edition. The waiting period for the event started a few days ago, but the conditions are not good enough yet, so we´ll have to sit down and be patient to enjoy the show.

Nuno Cardoso @ Philippines

Respect's free rider Nuno Cardoso went over to the Philippines on one of the best thyphoon seasons of the last decades. His mission was to explore different islands trying to find uncrowded and uncharted waves. Here's just a little and exclusive glimpse of what he found over there and make sure you stay tunned for an upcoming podcast video featuring these frames of footage.

14 noviembre 2009

Jose Otavio // Spring Session

Jose Otavio in his last warm water session before the Nazaré Special Edition

Simmo caption @ MDK

By Simon:
Mundaka´s long hollow barrels are back in action. Here´s a grab of Simon Murph locking into an inside sidewinder on the first swell of the season! The shot was taken by mythical Cali boy ´Lil´ Todd who happened to be in the line up shooting pro stand-ups. Cheers Toddy keep up the good work!

11 noviembre 2009


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