Portuguese Frederico Moraes today qualified for Round 32 of Margaret River Pro, the fifth stage of the World Surfing Circuit, which will define the selection of the first 22 for the second half of the season.
Frederico Morais, who was relegated in repechage, won Heat 3 with 12.90 points to beat Brazil’s Miguel Pupo, who was second with 12 and goes further, while Australian Jacob Wilcox, third with 10.74. But, it’s over.
In the next round, the 25th surfer in the world rankings will face Brazil’s Caio Ibeli, who is eighth in the hierarchy.
Frederico Morais, who finished 2021 in 10th place on the circuit, scored his best result of the year as a ninth-place finisher of the year at the Mayo Pro Portugal in Peniche, where he reached the round of 16, the other three in the third round. in over. , corresponding to the 17th place.
The only Portuguese on the circuit needed to, at least, reach the quarter-finals at Margaret River to ensure an appearance in the last five races of the circuit and avoid being drawn into the ‘Challenger Series’ to dispute qualification. Circuit. Main of 2023.
This is the fourth season of the 30-year-old ‘Kicks’, one of the world’s elite. In addition to 10th place last year, he was 14th in 2017 and 23rd in 2018 when he was relegated, returning to the main circuit after 2019, when he won the qualifying circuit (WQS).