Skippers meeting started at 07.30 since the forecast was looking good with a southern wind. Despite of the fact that the wind took some time to build, the contest went on hold. Around 11.30 the wind kicked in strong with wind speeds of approx. 25 knots.
Since the first round was not finished on day 1, day 2 kicks off with the last 3 heats. Top favourite Sebastian Rebeiro did what he had to do andscored the 1st place advancing straight to round 3. The secretary of sport in the state of Catarina, Tanio Barreto, surfed really well in the tough conditions. Tanio is a former WCT surfer and knows how to play the game. With a heat score of 11.60 he also advanced to round 3.
The rain heavily increased and which resulted in lacked visibility for the judges to judge the riders. Therefore the contest went on hold. Around 15.00 the organisation decided to run the first three heats of round 2.
The following riders won their heat (round 2) and advancing into round 3:
Heat 1: Davi Moraes (BRA)
Heat 2: Max Blom (NED)
Heat 3: Ian Glaza (BRA)
After heat 3 the contest was cancelled for the day due to too much rain and bad visibility for the judges. The competition will start at heat 4 of round 2.
The forecast does not look good for day 3 since it says light winds. Later this week the wind will build again and so does the swell.
The Mystic Pro carries total price money of 20.000 BRS, which is similar to 8000 USD.
A few exiting heats coming up!