World champion Jared Houston and Hawaiian Jacob Romero were the other standouts in Praia Grande

September 14th 2016

The Sintra Portugal Pro 2016 second day of competition was dominated by the outsanding performance of south african Tristan Roberts. The 19 year old bodyboarder hailing from Onrus won his two heats of round 2 and 3, and scored the biggest total score of the event so far (18,25) in his heat of round 3, beating local man António Cardoso.

After this monumental heat, punctuated by some incredible backflips, Tristan raised the bar for this years lofty goals:

“We all compete to be champions. That is my dream and I hope to fulfill it this year, to be world champion.”

The other standouts of the day were world champion Jared Houston and hawaian Jacob Romero, that scored 16,00 and 17,01, respectively, on their heats of round 3.

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Young portuguese bodyboarders represent

On the projunior, a massive portuguese contingent secured four spots on the semifinals, with Tomás Rosado, Nuno Cintra, Miguel Ferreira and André Rodrigues now having to compete against the likes of hawaian “wunderkind” Tanner McDaniel and the world champion Sócrates Santana, from Brazil.

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