2 November, 2015 2 November, 2015

Beyrick Blows Up In Brazil

Beyrick De Vries ripped his way to an equal fifth place finish at the QS6000-rated Mahalo Surf Eco Festival in Itacare, Brazil, this past weekend. The result earned the Umhlanga Rocks local 2650pts, which helped him jump six spots to 47th on the Qualifying Series rankings.

Beyrick blasted his way to fifth overall at the Mahalo Surf Eco Festival.

It’s interesting that Beyrick’s great result comes at a venue that reminded him of back home. He wrote this on Facebook ahead of the event:

Every now and then I find myself a bit down and out, this isn’t one of those times. Woke up in a Brazilian town that resembles Ponta do Oura and Tofu mixed; sand roads, reggae coming from everywhere, with the perfect tropical temperature. Shoulder bopping around with a smile from ear to ear in board shorts and a sarong. Wait for it… #‎blessed

As fellow QS campaigner David Van Zyl reminded Zag last week, it’s the little things that can make a difference to your result. And feeling at home definitely assisted Beyrick.

Great support on the beach for Berkie.

The event was won by Kanoa Igarashi, who inched closer to Dream Tour qualification by jumping one spot to fifth in the overall rankings. Australia’s Connor O’Leary finished runner-up, while the other Saffa contenders in Itacare locked in the following results:

• Mikey February finished third in Round 3 for equal 25th overall (700pts)
• Dylan Lightfoot finished third in Round 2 for equal 49th overall (400pts)
• Dale Staples finished third in Round 1 for equal 97th overall (120pts)

Go to worldsurfleague.com for all the highlights from the Mahalo Surf Eco Festival.

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