Alagoas Pro Grand Slam
SUP World Tour
29 - 30 March, 2014
Caio Vaz maintains his world ratings leader spot
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 3 April, 2014 - Caio Vaz (Art in Surf) put on a flawless performance from start to finish here at the Alagoas Pro Grand Slam taking the well deserved win at Stop 2 of the Stand Up World Tour, making it 2 out of 2.
His worthy opponent was Keahi De Aboitiz (JP Australia), who put on a clinic in his semi final heat, and despite putting on a strong performance in the Finals, was unable to reach Caio’s virtually unsurmountable 18 pt heat score total. Congratulations to both these incredible athletes for putting on a show for the ages. Here are the Top 4 from the event:
Caio Vaz (Art in Surf)
Keahi de Aboitiz (JP Australia)
Sean Poynter (Starboard) / Ian Vaz (Art in Surf)
Caio Vaz (Art in Surf) is seemingly unstoppable this year: having kicked off the year with a win at Sunset Beach, Stop 1 of the Stand UP World Tour and after winning the Nationals on the weekend, Caio now storms to victory in dramatic fashion here at the Alagoas Pro Grand Slam in Brazil.
The scene was set for some of the most progressive stand up paddlesurfing to date, as the final 16 athletes left in the Men’s elimination opened the day at Praia do Frances with some dramatic action. Caio only gained momentum through the day, taking down big name after big name on his way to the finals.
His semi final against Sean Poynter (Starboard) was one for the ages, as he came from behind in the closing minute of the heat under Sean’s priority to take the win and advance through to the Finals.
But it was in the Final that Caio stepped it up again, posting a 7.5, then an 8.5 and then a 9.5, creating a virtually unsurmountable heat score total of 18 pts, to take the victory over Keahi de Aboitiz (JP Australia).
Caio maintains his World Ratings leader, with 2 bullet wins at Stop 1 and 2 of the 2014 Stand Up World Tour.