Championship tour veteran and Olympian Silvana Lima was one of the first few surfers capitalizing on the turn of the tide, with waves breaking more consistently and plenty of wall to work with. The explosive Brazilian seemed to surf on a different level right from the get-go with speed and flow as she racked up two big scores for a 16.40 total.
"I feel so great being over here in Portugal," she said. "My board feels great and that brings a lot of confidence to my surfing. I really don't like the cold temperature in the morning so I didn't even free surf I just went out straight into my heat! "