Italo Ferreira beats Mick Fanning in the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2018

From March 28 to April 8 on the south coast of Victoria, Australia, the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2018 surf competition was held, where the best surfers of international stature met.

The Rip Curl is the oldest in the history of the surfing championships, it has been held since 1973. Bells Beach has been the cradle of surfing tournaments, for men and women, for more than 50 years. So it has become a place highly recognized by national and international surfers, who year after year come to Australia to ride the most spectacular waves in Bells Beach.

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A combination of style and modern surfing was what triumphed at the Rip Curl Bells Beach 2018, precisely with the first place of Italo Ferreira and Stephanie Gilmore. The Brazilian and Australian, showing that they are the best in this historic championship, which also awarded Mick Fanning with a final at the close of his competitive career.

The Brazilian Italo Ferreira skipped the script announcing a farewell fairy tale for Mick Fanning, in the final of the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach on the day of his withdrawal from the competition. Ferreira won in the quarters one of the surprises of the championship, the newcomer Ezekiel Lau, John John Florence’s executioner in the third round, and he did it in a big way, scoring the best score of the championship, and then he won Gabriel Medina in the semifinals. base of strategy and good surfing.

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We would all like Fanning to win, undoubtedly one of the best surfers in history, three times champion of the world, whom at 36 has offered some of the best moments in Bells Beach. But it could not be, Italo was not about to make this championship a tribute to the career of the Australian.
In the last heat of the tournament Fanning presented a wave of 8 points that positioned him from the beginning in the first place. But, the Brazilian Ferreira took advantage of his opportunity to show waves with potential where the backside cuts were enough to overtake MF3, who was left without a chance to counteract the onslaught of the new Occy.

The final score was 15.66 against 12.83 for Mick who, after this result, officially withdrew from the competitions, just as he had announced before starting the tour. With this result, Italo adds 10,000 points and gets into the race for the title. Now, with 11,665 points leads the world ranking along with the Australian Julian Wilson, winner of the first stage of the CT.
Mick Fanning concludes his career in the WSL Tour after competing in the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach. Once in the final, he could not say goodbye with the victory, which was for the Brazilian Italo Ferrera.

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The Brazilian surfer Italo Ferreira, member of the Billabong team, won the “Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach” in Australia, for the first time in his career, after defeating the 3-time WSL world champion, the Australian Mick Fanning, who finished in second place.
With this victory Italo Ferreira shares the head of the general classification of the CT with Julian Wilson, with John John Florence in 26th position.

“Today was a very special day for me.” said Fanning. “I’ve always wanted to end the year here at Bells, thank you all, it’s been amazing to see the support I’ve had in Torquay, this is my 20th year at Bells, I’ve been competing at Bells since I was little. I just want to thank my family for all the support they have given me during these years, thanks to my friends who have made this moment memorable, it has been an amazing time and I want to thank everyone.”

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 Italo Ferreira beats Mick Fanning in the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2018
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Italo Ferreira beats Mick Fanning in the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2018
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The Brazilian surfer Italo Ferreira, member of the Billabong team, won the "Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach" in Australia, for the first time in his career, after defeating the 3-time WSL world champion, the Australian Mick Fanning, who finished in second place. With this victory Italo Ferreira shares the head of the general classification of the CT with Julian Wilson, with John John Florence in 26th position.

Meisabel Laversa
Meisabel Laversa is a ful-time writer on Aqua Sports TV
33 thoughts on “Italo Ferreira beats Mick Fanning in the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2018
  1. Henry Maurice Landemare

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  2. Now i chance to say: Brazilian team came very strong for this seazon, Italo, Medida , de Souza , Dora and for sure Toledo… and as i said before. About Italo he surfed well, when the see was heaviest than condition presented at the final, and ” the goof ” showed very strong turns, brave floaters and only time i saw a wrong was in second wave at the finish, what allowed Fanning get closer but he keeped focused and strong. Congrats ìtalo great perfomance inside the water, keep rocks!

  3. Haha. WSL fail.

  4. #CheersMick ✌?

  5. The edit was terrible. Come on WSL you can do better!

  6. Carlos Maurício ̈ Carioca ̈

    segura os brazucas.

  7. Kelly?

  8. Final emocionante ???

  9. Deu ate vontade de chorar ! #CheersMick ! Ídolo ! Que bateria !

  10. I cant believe u guys are replacing lowers with the surf ranch, wsl ur retarded

  11. Muita festa para Fanning, mas Italo pegou as melhores titulo bem merecido ,, BRASIL na fita,..

  12. Filipe não perdeu para o Ítalo, nem o Medina!! A WSL vai frear os dois a todo custo, pois eles surfam mais que todo mundo!! Deixaram o Ítalo pois sabem que ele é inofensivo!! O Medina foi roubado durante toda sua carreira, simplesmente porque tem orgulho de ser Brasileiro e não lambe o saco da WSL !! Aquele nove do Ítalo contra o Medina não valia nem 7,50!! Palhaçada total!!

  13. WSL SHAME!!! Mick got Robbed!!!! Judges wanted a Brazilian champion! That 4 was easily a 9.5!!!! Its all a conspiracy!!! Wah wah wah!!!!

  14. Did fanning get robbed??? I’m not sure.

  15. Mick seems like a nice guy but it will be nice not seeing his boring safety surfing massively overscored anymore!

  16. Parabéns Italo, surfou muito. Mick, congratulations for everything, you are an example of competitor, a monster and an example of human being!!! Congrats and cheers!!!

  17. I remember young Mick when he was a grom dropping in to say gidday back when i was working at Coopers,great kid,id see his dad and bro Ed down the Hoey having a few beers after work ,nice people, great family .
    Mick well done mate you made something great of yourself in this life,not an easy thing to achieve but you did it well and with absolute class !! You will be sorely missed by all fellow countrymen! !!
    Italo your like a fine wine buddy getting better each year ,like Mick your always a heat i look forward to watching ,just brilliant ! Keep doing what you do and the world championship will be yours !!

  18. Mick got robbed! So if I do 3 backside off the lips and claim it like a jackass I get to win that’s b******* ! And why do all the Brazilian Surfers hop when they try to get around a section? I hate it soooo bad it looks like crap .don’t they know you can turn rail2rail and get just as much speed if not more watch the OP Pro,Tom Curren does it over and over again. Even though the nickname is the Huntington hop Curren never hopped he turned rail to rail through the flat sections why did the Brazilians always hop? I f#!@n hate brazo show off pride crap!!!!

  19. Fanning throwing HUGE spray it hit me in so cal!!!

  20. Great battle.

  21. Mick! my ídolo

  22. #CheersMick

  23. I thought Mick’s turns were much more drawn out and precise looking.

  24. Nice??

  25. Excelente surfista brasileiro, nordestino, e sua merecida vitória! Parabéns Ítalo!

  26. Mick – thank you, thank you, thank you… you are going to be remembered as one of the greatest surfers of this century, and thanks for your humble approach to surfing and life. Thanks for the inspirations. All the best mate.

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