So, everyone is telling me it was a great result, I guess it was, but I just wanted to win so badly, it hurt not to make that final.
Anyway, I know that the positives from that contest are that I have the hunger to win, and know I can, plus it's actually my best ever result at Sintra Pro, and from that result, I've been pushed up into 4th place on the 2011 IBA WWT ratings :)
Photo above from my Round 4 heat -had the highest heat score of that round -12.25, in difficult 6ft swell, loads of closeouts, managed to find this 7.67 ride in the final minute -completing two rolls to win against Myalla Venturin.
So, I actually had an amazing trip in Portugal, got to see a lot of the country, the history and sights, and also managed a 5th place finish at the Miss Sumol Cup (WWT regional event) in Aveiro.
Then, Japan was just such an incredible experience -the food, the people, the culture, wow. I couldn't get over how lovely and kind everyone is and what amazing food they have! Was only there for 5 days, but just loved it. Nijima Island was so beautiful.
And for Milkshakes, the trip was really successful, there's a lot of girl bodyboarders there, and they all seem to be heaps happy to meet me and love the Milkshakes brand :)
Once again, I suffered the curse of the semi finals, this time with a 7th place finish. Again, it was super tiny surf, so I'm really looking forward to this bigger board I'll be testing out in the coming weeks.
Next event is Kiama National titles and final event on the Rebel Sport Pro Tour, from October 17-23. I'm currently winning the tour and I'm so keen to win the title again!