ASP 5 Star WQS Womens Event
Merewether Newcastle, NSW
12 - 18 March 2007
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Billabong's Silvana Lima Wins 5 Star WQS
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 19 March, 2007 : - - Billabong's Brazilian pocket rocket Silvana Lima has beaten 71 of the world's best female surfers to take the crown at the 5 star Midori Pro at the 2007 Maitland Toyota Surfest at Merewether beach.
In an all Brazilian final, Lima narrowly edged out compatriot Jacqueline Silva, to grab the $US4,000 prize packet and earn 2000 points for the World Qualifying Series (WQS) tour. Currently ranked number three on the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour, the 22 year-old natural foot managed a finals' score of 10.16 against Silva's 9.83.
The Brazilian wowed the crowd of around 3000 people with impressive high turns off the lip and a number of aerial maneuvers. "I feel really, really good about the win," an exuberant Lima said. "I had a lot of my friends come over and support me, so it was nice to be here."
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The pint sized champion who stands just re 145 cm (4ft 9") shot to international surfing fame as a wildcard entrant in the 2005 Billabong Pro at Maui in Hawaii. "I'm just a normal 22-year-old, doing normal stuff and enjoying life - I'm just good at surfing," the affable Lima said.
"I'm leaving Newcastle this afternoon to go to Soldier's Beach on the Central Coast and then over to Margaret River to surf the WQS event there."
Congratulations Silvana from everyone at Billabong.
Team - Surfersvillage