51,000 fans filled the beach to witness an authentic surf show, on a Sunday full of action and drama, with the number of people present constituting a new historic maximum.

The eliminations of Portuguese Frederico Morais, North American Kelly Slater, 11 times world champion, the Hawaiian John John Florence, two-time champion, and defending champion Brazilian Filipe Toledo, were the highlights of the day, which began with spring sunshine and ended with dense fog.

The MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal, the third stage of the main WSL circuit, started on Saturday, after three days of waiting for the best conditions, and runs until March 16th.