ALEJO MUNIZ WINS ESTORIL QUIKSILVER PRO !
Wind: Off-shore in Carcavelos
Swell: 2 to 3 ft (0.5 to 1 m) clean waves
Local time 18:39
ESTORIL, Carcavelos, Portugal (Saturday, April 25, 2009) - Brazil's wunderkind Alejo Muniz (BRA) won the ASP WQS 6-Star Estoril Quiksilver Pro 2009 event today finishing on top of the final encounter against fellow finalist Masatoshi Ohno (JPN), clinching crucial 2500 ratings' points and a US$ 25.000 cheque, the richest winner's prize of the ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS). Muniz, who went through five rounds today defeating favorites and ASP Dream Tour members Tim Boal (FRA) and Marlon Lipke (DEU) on his way to the final, secured his best result to date in Portugal and gets his 2009 ASP season going with a significant confidence boost.
ESTORIL, Carcavelos, Portugal (Friday, April 24, 2009) - The expected new swell has not reached Carcavelos yet and the on-shor wind at Guincho is way to strong to get anything started today. The ASP WQS 6-Star Estoril Quiksilver Pro 2009 is thus OFF for today and the remaining seventeen heats will run this weekend and some exciting off-shore thee to four waves are expected to break at Carcavelos' renowned beachbreak.
Officials have decided to call Day 4 of competition off and will reconvene Saturday, April 25, at 7.30 AM.