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Italo Ferreira's Approach Is Here Now for the Future

Italo Ferreira may have lost on a last-second buzzer-beater by Pat Gudauskas today in the Round of 16 at the US Open of Surfing men's QS. But the Brazilian won the hearts of many a surfer looking for progression under competitive circumstances. Aside from his wicked-fast surfing (see above) a bunch of keen observers caught another one of his technical tricks. For the second day running, the powerful goofyfoot ended a number of waves with a pop shuv-it to switch revert. Following his loss to Pat G, on his way to the beach, Italo rode out cleanly from his third attempt. Skate-inspired surfers like Christian Fletcher and Joe Crimo would be proud.

Italo Ferreira of Brasil advanced to Round Four of the US Open after winning Heat 12 of Round Three at Huntington Beach, California, USA. Italo, mid-way through one attempt at the trick in question. WSL / Kenneth Morris

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