About Yolanda Hopkins
Born in Faro, Portugal, Yolanda Sequeira is the daughter of a British mother and Portuguese father. Whilst the diminutive surfer is still based in the Algarve, she does most of her surfing and training on Portugal’s west coast near the town of Sines.
Sequeira, who competed under her mother’s name Hopkins during her junior career, first came to national attention in 2019. Having teamed with coach John Tranter, she won the Portugal National Titles, as well as the Boardmasters Roxy Open at Fistral.
A strong start to the QS in 2020 however was curtailed by the pandemic. While she did put in some good performances in the Europe Countdown Series events, she had to wait to kickstart her ultimate goal of qualifying for the CT.
In a further boost to her fledgling career, in 2021 she came from nowhere to secure an Olympic spot for the Tokyo Games through her performances at the ISA Games in El Salvador. With an aggressive, powerful style and total commitment to the sport, Sequeira is the latest line of Portuguese surfers set to make their mark on the world stage.
Women's QS 2022/2023#1
Avg. heat score11.52
Avg. wave score0.00
|MEO Rip Curl Portugal Pro (WILD)||5th||4,745||Macy Callaghan|
After an incredible run on the European QS, Yolanda Hopkins took down her 2023 Challenger Series debut in prominent form
The Caparica Surf Fest decides its semifinalists in good little surf again and eyes a big weekend finish in Portugal.
The Caparica Surf Fest decides the event's quarterfinalists in excellent waves and looks a potential epic finish in the race to qualify for
The Caparica Surf Fest completes another big day of competition with the Men's Round of 64 and Women's Round of 32 in the books as we
Get to know Yolanda Hopkins, the Portuguese surfer who's been on an absolute tear all season on the European QS and showed up big time as a
Re-live some of the highlights from the 2022-23 Women's European Qualifying Series (QS) season that took surfers to Pantin, Fistral,
Regional Titles and CS Qualification on the Line.
Hopkins Continues Dominant Season with Third Win; Vaast Claims Career-First QS Win on His Birthday
Competitors Challenged in Wind-Affected Conditions
Large Fields from Europe and Africa Enter Prestigious QS Event, Wildcards Announced to Challenge Seasoned Competitors.
Delahaye Claims Second Win in Anglet, Hopkins Continues Impressive 2022/23 QS Run
An epic fourth day of action sets up a potential finish on Saturday in Portugal.
|Year||Rank||Points||Events||Heats||Max heat score||Best result|
First season2015 Women's JR
Age25 Feb 6, 1998
Height5 ft, 2 in 157 cm
Weight123 lbs 56 kg