Miguel Rocha nails 1st place at Peniche Pro and we all won!

Hey Guys!

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.

Ahua Team

And here are the moments we want share with you:

 

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Local boy Miguel Rocha takes 1st at Vagueira Pro. Congrats Migas!

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What an event guys!

Last Saturday 20th, with sunny and warm weather the 4th round of the national bodysurfing championship took place in Praia do Labrego, Vagueira and the Ahua Riders shredded it!

3/4 feet waves up to 6 feet in the finals and strong currents made all competitors struggled to get through every single heat, which by the high tide seemed more like a biathlon contest with the athletes having to run through the sand and pier to the line up.

Despite the conditions, the Ahua Riders surfed awesome runs taking them right up to the podium with Miguel Rocha snagging 1st place, Rodrigo Carrajola landing 3rd and Henrique Madeira reaching 4th place. The 2105 champion Antonio Stott took 2nd.

Being a local boy, Miguel Rocha surfed very strongly with long waves and power maneuvers on the lip. Our grommet Rodrigo Carrajola, took his bodysurfing to a higher level nailing extreme air rolls. Henrique Madeira was the big surprise, coming from the trials he surfed very consistently every heat winning against others big bodysurfers who were fighting for the championship.

Another highlight were the amazing performances of the two only women athletes, Sofia Santos and Marta Leitão, leading them to the 1/4 finals.

During the event, a buoy and sunga contest took place and thrilled all the presents with an awesome vibe and crazy trunks alongside the overwhelming cheering fans that came to support Miguel Rocha on his crusade.

With one event to go, Miguel Rocha is closer to became the next national bodysurf champion, for which we are already setting a big party to celebrate it!

Ahua wants to special thanks to Miguel Rocha and Maria Pedro, for their unconditional love and accommodation at their home, to the Vagueirudos for their unique support, friendship and energy, to Kika and her crew from Bar Praia do Labrego for their kindness and affection, to Mare restaurant for the wonderful steaks, to Bruno Kalssas/ ASV for this support, to Ferneto for believing in us, and to Alfarroba Organization and everyone involved for such a stellar event and see you all at the next leg on the 10th at Praia de Supertubos, Peniche for the final Round!

Ahua Team

The riders.IMG_3215IMG_5371

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Rodrigo CarrajolaIMG_5550IMG_5526IMG_5772IMG_5764IMG_5808IMG_5902

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Ahua Boy Manuel EspadaIMG_5963

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The Heat. Gonçalo Faria, Nuno Mesquita, Antonio Stott and Pedro AntunesIMG_5990IMG_6176IMG_6100IMG_6099IMG_6098

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Rodrigo Carrajola and Miguel Rocha heading the finalsIMG_3224

The final. Antonio Stott, Rodrigo Carrajola, Miguel Rocha and Henrique MadeiraIMG_3230IMG_6202IMG_6240

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The VagueirudosIMG_6307

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Bodysurf Ride Crew Nuno Mesquita, Nico Manaças and Antonio StottIMG_3240IMG_3251

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Ahua Paulownia Handplane – Pure Surfing Performance

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100% handmade, the Ahua Paulownia Wood Handplane proposes to achieve great performance and sustainability in one piece.

  • Channels for better surf line control
  • Special elastic varnish for better wood protection and durability.

Available in tree sizes:

Small – Designed for the highest performance.

Medium – All arround handplane. Covers most of the conditionsmadeira 2

Large – Best for weaker summer waves or big bodysurfers

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The Ahua strap is ajustable and fits all hands.

All Ahua handplanes are hand finished and checked tree times for quality.

All Ahua handplanes are signed and they can have the owners name engraved after the serial number.

Ahua congrats Antonio Stott for his 1st place

13816893_10208237188742333_1779710754_nThe 2016 National Bodysurf Championship 3rd round took place last Saturday at Santa Cruz and once again the Ahua Team rip it!

5 feet waves, side-shore wind and strong corrents, made all competitors struggled to get through every single heat.

Despite the conditions, the Ahua Riders nailed awesome runs taking them right up to the podium with Miguel Rocha snagging 2nd place and Nuno Mesquita landing 3rd place.

The winner was the amazing BodySurfer and 2015 champion Antonio Stott, proving he’s still On for the tittle.  The rider Pedro Collaço took his consistently strong performance to 4th.

Alongside the event, the Hosts Nebur Cotrim-Caruma handplanes and Pedro Reis event speaker, were on fire with their stunning Welcome and After party events, making all the crew overwhelmed.

Thanks to the organization and everyone involved for such a stellar event and see you all at the next leg on the 22th of Ago at Praia da Vagueira, Aveiro!

Ahua Team

 

58 Surf Shop is the new Ahua Team Play

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We are glad to announce our new Ahua spot dealer –  58 Surf Shops.

Now you can get your Ahua handplanes in the Peniche and Ericeira´s 58 Surf.

Our Team Rider Ruy Brazão made the honours of celebrating the great moment.

Keep it Fun!

More info: ahuasurf.com , 58surf.com

 

Ahua Cork Handplane – Premium Pure Surfing

100% handmade, the Ahua Cork Handplane proposes to achieve performance and sustainability in one piece.

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With better grip and a smoother touch, they are available in tree sizes:

Small – Designed for the highest performance.

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Medium – All arround handplane. Covers most of the conditions2

Large – Best for weaker summer waves or big bodysurfers.3

The Ahua strap is ajustable and fits all hands.

All Ahua handplanes are hand finished and constantly checked for quality.

All Ahua handplanes are signed by Nuno Mesquita and they can have the owners name engraved with the serial number.

Keep it Fun!