Vasco Ribeiro was eliminated in the quarter finals by Leonardo Fioravanti, winning 5.94 points (4.47 and 1.67), against 8.7 (4.5 and 4.2) by the Italian, after overtaking the Frenchman Maxime Huscenot in the second round.
Frederico Morais ‘fell’ at that stage, finishing the race in ninth place, with 6.53 points (5.33 and 1.2), against Brazilian Ítalo Ferreira, who won 13.5 (6.83 and 6.67).
In the women’s competition, also at Chambre d’Amour beach, Teresa Bonvalot was defeated by the French surfer Pauline Ado, in the quarter finals, adding an insufficient 5.17 points (2.67 and 2.5) compared to 6.64 (3.17 and 3.47) of her opponent.
The national champion in 2020, 2014 and 2015 reached the ‘quarters’ after eliminating her compatriot Yolanda Hopkin.
Hopkins had been relegated to the second round by Ado, while Bonvalot was beaten by another Frenchwoman, Vahine Fierro, on her competition debut.
After the French Rendez-Vous, and with the cancellation of the world circuit to 2021, the elite of world surfing will be heading to Portugal, where they will compete in the MEO Portugal Cup, to be held in Ericeira or Peniche.