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World Surf League

Rajzman Claims His Second World Longboard Title in China

dimanche 11 décembre 2016Information World Surf League

Nine years after his first Title, Brazilian Phil Rajzman has taken out the 2016 Jeep World Longboard Longboard #Longboard Championship presented by Wanning. Rajzman overcame Steven Sawyer in the Final, which was held in 3-5-foot waves at the left hand point break at Riyue Bay.

Rajzman surfed a solid event but left his best performance till last displaying huge commitment to nose rides and smooth flowing power turns to post a huge heat total of 17.34 (out of a possible 20). Sawyer, needing an excellent single wave score of 8.85 (out of a possible 10) took a number of waves under priority but was unable to find the score he needed, leaving Rajzman to take his second WSL Longboard Longboard #Longboard World Title.

“This does not feel real,” Rajzman said. “I feel like it won’t hit me properly for a few days. This event is so amazing because us Longboarders only catch up a few times a year and we are like a big family. Coming and seeing everyone is great and then to win and have all of this support is just unbelievable. I am just so happy.”

Rajzman made history in 2007 becoming the first Brazilian Surfing World Champion. Nine years later he has done it again and believes this one is the sweetest.

“In 2007 I was young and didn’t work too hard for it and didn’t think to much about winning the Title. This one is different - it’s nine years later and I have been working so hard to keep surfing at a high level. All of the work has paid off and it is so important to me, this is the greatest win of all.”



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