Nazaré, October 2, 2015

Japanese rider Ayaka Suzuki has won the inaugural Nazaré Pro by defeating Brazils Isabela Sousa in the 25 minute final.

The conditions were tiny but organizers were forced to push forward with a small window of opportunity Sunday morning to complete the event before a storm rolls in.

Ayaka’s lightweight frame and superior wave selection left Isabela searching for a high 7 point ride and she was greeted by her compatriots on the sand for a jubilant celebration.

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“I am so glad,” said Ayaka as the tears rolled down her face.

“I was sick here in Nazaré and to beat Isabella in the final make me really happy.”

Jessica Becker (Brazil) defeated Joana Schenker (Portugal) in the consolidation final.

So after 5 events around the globe in 2015 here is the 2016 Top 8.

Alexandra Rinder Canary Is 5904
Isabela Sousa Brazil 5544
Sari Ohhara Japan 5452
Jessica Becker Brazil 5112
Ayaka Susuki Japan 4774
Anais Velis Chile 4500
Neymara Carvalho Brazil 4320
Valentina Diaz Chile 3906

The event will resume Sunday morning at 7.30am and Saturday will feature the APB Tow-Sho supported by Choose Clothing & New Wave store at 12 noon. The women’s presentation will also take place on Saturday.

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