Following a successful inaugural edition last year, the iconic coastal town South of Lisbon is hosting the return of the Caparica Junior Pro a World Surf League men and women's Junior Qualifying Series event.
Caparica has launched the 2016 European Junior tour, showcasing a new format of competitors aged 18 years old or younger who will battle across the Old Continent for their chance to represent the region at a World Junior Championship final in early 2017.
Representing Jersey and the Channel Islands, Charlie Rio has managed to secure a 3rd round spot after coming 2nd in 2nd Round Heat 10 running up a score of 10.80 behind Joao Moreira 16.17 and beating Ardur Amatrain 9.20 and Noah Biersack.
Following on from a great heat yesterday Charlie Rio was edged out this morning. Gaining a combined score of 5.40, Rio landed up in 4th spot bowing out of his first ever Junior Pro Event behind Diego Garcia (SPN), Nicolas Guimond (GLP), Luis Diazz Urrejola (CNY).
The Jersey Surfboard club would like to thank Joel Gray from Surf Solutions for helping Charlie Rio through out the event.