ONLY 8 SURFERS REMAIN IN THE 2010 OAKLEY PRO JUNIOR BRAZIL

Friday, June 4, 2010

Florianopolis, Brazil, June 4, 2010 – Day four of the 2010 Oakley Pro Junior Brazil may have been marked by rain and low temps, but for their persistence, competitors were rewarded with the best waves Praia da Joaquina has seen all week.

Caio Ibelli (SP) left nothing to chance in his round 4 heat against Luel Felipe (PE). He punted an extremely high double-grab frontside air and nailed the landing to the liking of spectators and judges alike. Ultimately, he closed the heat earning the highest heat total of the contest to date; an impressive 17.0 out of a possible 20 points.

Oakley Pro Junior Brazil 2010

Caio Ibelli flying high on Day 4 of the 2010 Oakley Pro Junior Brazil.

Ibelli is one of eight surfers remaining in the Brazilian Oakley Pro Junior title race alongside Santiago Muniz (SC), younger brother of reigning Oakley Pro Junior Brazilian Champion Alejo Muniz (SC). Marthen Pagliarini (SC) remains in the race as well, having bested contest favorite Miguel Pupo (SP) by mere tenths of a point in the fifth heat of round 5 earlier this afternoon.

The first Brazilian champion of the 2010 season will be crowned in less than 12 hours with three Catarinenses (SC) doing their part not only to win, but to keep the title in the state.,

The quarterfinals will begin tomorrow morning, Saturday, June 5 at 7:30 AM.

Quater-Final Match-Ups:

1.a: Marco Fernandez (BA) x Santiago Muniz (SC)
2.a: Jessé Mendes (SP) x Krystian Kymmerson (ES)
3.a: Marthen Pagliarini (SC) x Ian Gouveia (PE)
4.a: Caio Ibelli (SP) x Pedro Husadel (SC)

Round 5 Results:

1.a: Marco Fernandez (BA) 13.50 x 5.57 Medi Veminardi (FRA)
2.a: Santiago Muniz (SC) 12.27 x 8.50 Cauê Wood (SC)
3.a: Krystian Kymmerson (ES) 15.27 x 5.70 Yuri Gonçalves (SC)
4.a: Jessé Mendes (SP) 12.94 x 7.80 Bryan Franco (SP)
5.a: Marthen Pagliarini (SC) 10.70 x 10.64 Miguel Pupo (SP)
6.a: Ian Gouveia (PE) 10.33 x 10.13 Ítalo Ferreira (RN)
7.a: Caio Ibelli (SP) 11.86 x 11.67 Peterson Crisanto (PR)
8.a: Pedro Husadel (SC) 11.07 x 6.50 Yan Guimarães (RJ)

Round 4 Results:

1.a: Medi Veminardi (FRA) 8.64 x 4.70 Matheus Toledo (SP)
2.a: Marco Fernandez (BA) 9.74 x 8.24 Ricardo dos Santos (SC)
3.a: Cauê Wood (SC) 8.67 x 6.53 Filipe Braz (RJ)
4.a: Santiago Muniz (SC) 12.17 x 8.67 Vicente Romero (SC)
5.a: Krystian Kymmerson (ES) 13.50 x 7.54 Bruno Moraes (SC)
6.a: Yuri Gonçalves (SC) 8.16 x 6.23 Bruno Lopes (SC)
7.a: Bryan Franco (SP) 8.26 x 6.87 Daniel Gonçalves (RJ)
8.a: Jessé Mendes (SP) 11.73 x 11.70 Diego Michereff (SC)
9.a: Miguel Pupo (SP) 9.93 x 5.70 Gustavo Araujo (SP)
10: Marthen Pagliarini (SC) 10.33 x 6.76 Rafael Teixeira (ES)
11: Italo Ferreira (RN) 9.07 x 7.06 Jonathan Busetti (SC)
12: Ian Gouveia (PE) 11.20 x 9.60 Tamaê Bettero (SP)
13: Peterson Crisanto (PR) 12.40 x 5.80 Luan Wood (SC)
14: Caio Ibelli (SP) 17.00 x 8.67 Luel Felipe (PE)
15: Yan Guimarães (RJ) 10.43 x 7.23 Julio Terres (SC)
16: Pedro Husadel (SC) 12.17 x 4.80 Thiago Guimarães (SP)

For all the action LIVE from Joaquina Beach tune into the live webcast at oakleyprojunior.com/live. Additional information, photos, video highlights and heats on-demand are also available on oakleyprojunior.com.

Via exclusive Oakley sponsorship, the Oakley Pro Junior Brazil has the support of the City of Florianopolis, the Municipal Sports, Power Balance, Graphics Formag’s, Joaquina Beach Hotel and Restaurant Maurílio II. As well as approval from: Brazilian Confederation of Surf (CBS) and Brazilian Association of Surfing Professional (ABRASP), which organizes the event in conjunction with the Santa Catarina Surf Federation (Fecasurf) and the Association of Surfing Joaquina (ASJ). The Oakley Pro Junior supports the preservation of Lagoa da Conceição – Save the Pond and will be covered by Fluir Magazine and waves.terra.com.br.

The Oakley Pro Junior wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of sponsors. A special thank you goes out to title sponsor Oakley and all other event partners.

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