Teresa Bonvalot (PRT) 15, has won the inaugural Caparica Primavera Surf Fest powered by O’Neill in two-to-three foot waves at the beautiful white-sanded beach of Caparica.
Organizers made full use of the remaining swell on offer to complete this first edition of the event in playful conditions. Europe’s best under-20 surfers put on an exciting show for the crowds enjoying another picture-perfect Spring day in Caparica.
Despite her best efforts, Keshia Seelow-Eyre (PRT) 19, could not recover from Bonvalot’s big blast and eventually had to settle for second place. Netting a career-best result in Caparica, Seelow Eyre integrates the ranking’s top spots for the first time and will look to confirm her new-found form when the Junior tour reconvenes in June.
“I’m really happy, that was my first final ever on the Junior series,” Seelow Eyre stated. “It’s always good to get a good result in the first event cause then you loosen up a bit and tend you get better. I really want to qualify for the World Juniors, I was bummed to miss out last year on my homebreak but hopefully I’ll get there this time !”
The road to the final for Seelow Eyre was sparked with great performances including defeating Guadeloupe’s Kim Veteau (GLP) 17, who came in as the event favorite.
The Caparica Primavera Surf Fest powered by O’Neill is scheduled from April 1-4, 2015 in Costa da Caparica, Almada - Portugal. For all results, photos, video highlights and press releases, log on to worldsurfleague.com.
CAPARICA PRIMAVERA SURFFEST WOMEN’S FINAL RESULTS:
1- Teresa Bonvalot (PRT) 15.83
2- Keshia Seelow-Eyre (GBR) 11.00
CAPARICA PRIMAVERA SURFFEST WOMEN’S SEMIFINAL RESULTS:
SF 1: Keshia Seelow-Eyre (GBR) 13.00 def. Kim Veteau (GLP) 8.50
SF 2: Teresa Bonvalot (PRT) 13.83 def. Juliette Brice (FRA) 7.77
CAPARICA PRIMAVERA SURFFEST WOMEN’S QUARTERFINAL RESULTS:
QF 1: Kim Veteau (GLP) 12.17 def. Nadia Erostarbe (EUK) 8.97
QF 2: Keshia Seelow-Eyre (GBR) 10.64 def. Nina Reynal (FRA) 9.83
QF 3: Teresa Bonvalot (PRT) 13.17 def. Ainara Aymat (EUK) 13.06
QF 4: Juliette Brice (FRA) 9.63 def. Carol Henrique (PRT) 7.83
CAPARICA PRIMAVERA SURFFEST WOMEN’S ROUND OF 16 RESULTS:
Heat 1: Kim Veteau (GLP) 12.67, Nina Reynal (FRA) 6.66, Mariana Assis (PRT) 5.20, Paula Fraga (ESP) 4.57
Heat 2: Keshia Seelow-Eyre (GBR) 14.16, Nadia Erostarbe (EUK) 11.83, Camilla Kemp (PRT) 7.90, Yolanda Aneiros (ESP) 7.33
Heat 3: Ainara Aymat (EUK) 9.66, Carol Henrique (PRT) 9.50, Uhaina Joly (FRA) 9.13, Noive Ceballos (ESP) 3.50
Heat 4: Juliette Brice (FRA) 13.17, Teresa Bonvalot (PRT) 10.50, Lisa Girardet (REU) 9.87, Emily Williams (GBR) 5.64
England 6-Russia )
England defeated New Zealand 49-46 to level up the three-match Series at 1-1 heading into the deciding match on Wednesday morning.