Gonzalez was one of two surfers to absolutely dominate the opening round, along with Lucia Machado, last year's runner-up in the European junior title race. These two could easily be considered favorites this week for the title with heat totals of 16.50 and 16.93 in Round 1 and big numbers again in Round 2, stay tuned!
Juliette Lacome was on fire as well in the opening rounds, the number 2 seed in Europe this season is looking to go one better and looking sharp.
Here's a quick look at some of the scenes from the opening day of competition in Espinho:
Check out the full results from the women's opening rounds right here. Competition will be back at 8:30am BST / 3:30am ET / 12:30am PT at Praia da Baia tomorrow Wednesday with the men's opening rounds.