Surfing: Yolanda Sequeira qualifies for the round of 16 on the Gold Coast


The Portuguese surfer Yolanda Sequeira qualified today for the round of 16 of the Gold Coast Pro, competition of the ‘Challenger Series’ in Australia, with Teresa Bonvalot being eliminated in the second round.

In the eighth and final heat of the second round, Yolanda Sequeira was the best, finishing with 10.57 points (7.00 and 3.57 in the two best waves), moving on to the next round, as did the Australian Zahli Kelly, with 9.17 (4.10 and 5.07).

Missing the next round were Australian Isabella Nichols, with 8.84 (4.67 and 4.17), and Hawaiian Brianna Cope, with 7.47 (4.70 and 2.77).

In the round of 16, Yolanda Sequeira will be in the final heat, against the Hawaiian Bettylou Sakura Johnson.

In the sixth heat of the second round, Teresa Bonvalot was eliminated in the final seconds, finishing in third, with 9.93 (3.33 and 6.60), concluding the race in 17th, after being overtaken in the last wave by the Australian Kobie Enrigtht, with 10.10 (4.43 and 5.67).

Australian Molly Picklum won the heat, with 12.27 (6.17 and 6.10), with Japanese Amuro Tsuzuki being fourth and last, with 7.97 (3.50 and 4.47).

Still in action in the men’s event is Vasco Ribeiro, who will compete in the first heat of the third round, against the Hawaiian Ian Gentil and the Brazilian Jadson André, looking for one of the two spots by ‘heat’ for the round of 16.

In the first of the eight stages of the ‘Challenger Series’, Frederico Morais, Mafalda Lopes and Francisca Veselko were eliminated in the first round, ending the competition in 73rd and 33rd places, respectively.

The Gold Coast Pro is the first race of the ‘Challenger Series’, which allocates 12 men’s and six women’s spots for the 2023 main circuit.


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