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Frederico (Kikas) Morais General Surf 

FREDERICO MORAIS CONQUERS THE AUSTRALIAN WAVES

Frederico (Kikas) Morais
Fre­derico (Kikas) Morais

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The debut of Fre­derico Morais in the first stage of the world surf­ing cir­cuit is going very well. 

The Por­tuguese was qual­i­fied, on this Thursday, for the third round of the Quiksil­ver Pro Gold Coast, in Aus­tralia, impos­ing to Brazil’s Filipe Tole­do and Australia’s Adri­an Buchan. Kikas, as he’s known in the surf’s world, won the 10th heat, with 15.70 points (8.73 and 6.97), releg­at­ing to the “repechage” Tole­do, 10th of the cir­cuit in 2016, and Buchan, 14 , Which totaled 15.10 (7.60 and 7.50) and 13.43 (7.43 and 6.00), respect­ively.

I was very happy! I knew it was going to be dif­fi­cult, Filipe has been surf­ing very well and the sea was unstable, but I focused on myself and my surf, and when I could try the last wave, I knew that there was a little time, about a minute, and I had to take a chance, it was the last chance, and luck­ily I did it, “said the Por­tuguese, hav­ing become the only “rook­ie” to win the first round.

Hawaii­an John John Florence, world title hold­er, South Afric­an Jordy Smith, Amer­ic­an Kolo­he Andino, Aus­trali­ans Mick Fan­ning, Matt Wilkin­son, Juli­an Wilson and Joel Par­kin­son and Brazili­ans Jad­son André and Gab­ri­el Med­ina also advanced dir­ectly to The third round, while North Amer­ic­an Kelly Slater, 11-time world cham­pi­on, was releg­ated to the second round, recap.

The Quiksil­ver Pro Gold Coast, the first of the 11 stages of the cir­cuit, runs until March 25.

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