Beta and I parted ways today as I have to go back to NJ for the Jenks Pro and she is going to go win the Miss Sumol Pro (hehe).
We had a funny last day traveling out of Rome to Portugal, I was able to get a wave in at Praie Grande and some sushi with Gonzalo and now it is sleep time for me! See you all at Jenks and cheer beta on at www.ibaworldtour.com!
 
 
To celebrate my birthday we bought a weekend flight to Rome. Pretty stoked on the tourist strike mission so far. Check the photos
 
 
We stoped by the comp on Friday on my Birthday to say hi and wish everyone luck prior to leaving to Rome for a bitzer birthday weeekend. Prior to leaving the event I stopped by CC Board Shops both to do a little promotion for Bodyglove as they are a great supporter of the brand. Fun times where had in Sintra with good friend goncalo on my birthday with a amazing seafood lunch at La Grava beach followed by a quick stop by to the Castelo Dos Mouras (Sintra Castels). Check the photos below!
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Had great waves today with my friend Goncalo and Beta. I got third in my heat, got a 6.5 on a decent invert and needed another 6 to pass, I got a good barrel that shut down in the last minute. But o well my B day is coming so good times ahead!!

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Beta passed her round 1 heat today to progress to the quarters of the Sintra IBA Grand Slam event. She only had one wave (barrel roll to reverse) but it was enough to get her through. The conditions where building and the zone where she caught waves had many closeouts so it made it hard for her and the other competitors to find clean waves to surf. Neymara Carvalho was able to dominate the rights in the corner of the beach and Beta was stoked to pass through to the next round with Neymara one of her favorite bodyboarders! Jason Will surf tomorrow in the afternoon after 12pm in round 5. Amping to see Beat win and also alot of Bodyglove exposure at the beach with the Water Patrol sporting ECO lifevests and a bunch of BG logo tee shirts floating around. Big promo for CC Board Shop coming up this week, who are a carrier of the BG wetsuit line. Amped on how the brand is doing in Portugal!!!!
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Here we go yo! Going back to Portugal! One and done then on to NJ!
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Beta came home with her first final and 2nd place points in an IBA world tour event. This was her first go at the world tour outside of Hawaii. The $1,900 bucks didnt hurt either! Check the shots!

Official Press release!
Brazilian Jessica Becker has won the 2009 Sopelana BBK Pro.

She defeated USA rider Roberta Bitzer in a hard fought final that saw Jessica get off to an early lead. Roberta came back with two srtong rolls to reduce the score to a 6.10 for a win but time was ran out and Jess walked away as Champion.

Jessica showed why she narrowly missed out on a world title last year with a polished display of bodyboarding in front of a massive Sunday afternoon crowd at Sopelana.

Jessica defeated local favourite Eunate Aguirre in the semi whilst Roberta disposed of Catarina Sousa (Portugal) with a late 9.5 in the second semi.

The crew now roll into Portugal for the Sintra Portugal Pro that starts on Tuesday...