Portugal's Frederico Morais captures victory at the QS 6,000 Azores Airlines Pro and breaks into the Top 10 on the Qualifying Series.
In all-time Atlantic conditions, Portuguese superstar Frederico Morais nails the win in the Azores and and moves into QS Top 10.
The swell filled in for the Azores Airlines Pro and competitors had to put it all on the line to make the Final 16.
With the swell on blast for the Azores Airlines Pro, there were moments of heroics, but also some serious beatings.
Surfers take on chunky eight-foot surf and only the bravest advance into Finals day.
Competition resumed in beautiful conditions at the Azores Airlines Pro but was unfortunately cut short by gale-force winds.
The bump in swell came as expected, but the wind came with it and competition was forced to go on hold in the Azores.
With big performances from Reef Heazelwood, Jake Marshall and Sammy Pupo, the next generation let their presence be known in the Azores.
With a solid swell lining up for the Finals weekend at the Azores Airlines Pro, the drama continues with fierce early-round matchups.