This time we want to share with you more than a tournament´s review, because what went down was so much more than that. It was the last leg of an awesome championship which has been gaining more life, emotion, charisma, athletes and better performances by the bodysurfers.
2016 has been a year of challenges for many of us, but these have been overcome with the unity, strength, solidarity and laughter which defines this unique ocean brotherhood, which we have truly fell in love with.
The last leg in Peniche was about more than a first place for Miguel Rocha, more than his crowning as national champion for 2016; it was a celebration of Life for all the bodysurfers and fans, a proof that dreams can come true when you fight for them, with Miguel Rocha showing us that his disease, multiple sclerosis, didn’t stop him, just made him stronger, and for that we say….Thank You Migas! You are an inspiration!
A year ago, on a beautiful Sunday night in Vagueira, after a 1200 km trip, we got together with The Vagueirudos, the best fans in the bodysurfing world and we got stoked with their warmth, power and overwhelming support. Since then we have become their fans! you guys rock! Thank you.
As a sponsor, we couldn´t be more thrilled with our rider’s overall performances:
1st Miguel Rocha & 2016 champion
3rd Nuno Mesquita
5th Gonçalo Tita
6th Gonçalo Faria
8th Rodrigo Carrajola
20th Ruy Brazão
36th Henrique Madeira
But above all we are happy with their stellar attitudes towards life, both in and out of the water. We are so proud to have grown together, learning and evolving with each and every one of you as people, athletes and as bodysurfing brand. Thank you guys!
We especially would like to thank our boss/shaper Nuno Mesquita for his drive, vision and determination, which have helped Ahua to grow and improve steadily.
We would like to congratulate and thank all bodysurfers, as well as UCA and Caruma brands, for your commitment, for challenging us to go further, for the hospitality at your respective events and for giving us the opportunity to share speedos, buoys and moustaches with you! What a blast!
Special thanks to the Ahua Family, ASCC, NF Photography, Miramarbbshop, Mare restaurant, ASV, Ferneto, C.M.Alamada, C.M.Cascais, C.M.Vagos, C.M. Torres Vedras, C.M. Peniche, Nixon, XCEL, Surfrider Foundation, WEventual and to Antonio Pedro and his Alfarroba Team for such an amazing championship. See you all next year!
Bodysurf saved our lifes.
And here are the moments we want share with you:
Our spot #ahua
Local boy Daniel Fonseca Riding an Ahua #puresurfing
Miguel Rocha going in #handplanesportugal
Nuno Mesquita #ahua