Nothing to reproach and much to applaud. The national surfer Benoit ‘Piccolo’ Clemente ended his participation in the Oi Longboard Pro – SP after having reached the runner-up of the competition. The Peruvian fell in the final round against the Brazilian Carlos Bahia by a small margin.
The day began auspiciously for Clemente. In the duel for the semifinal he faced the local Wenderson Biludo and surpassed him by obtaining 13.25 points, compared to 12.45 that the Brazilian planner totaled.
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Once this round was over, ‘Piccolo’ was ready to tempt the championship. His rival in the final was Carlos Bahia, who qualified after beating his countryman Phil Rajzman by more than two points of difference.
Already in the decisive meeting, the historic Lima medalist 2019 started with a disadvantage in the first five waves. He recovered slightly in the sixth, but was not enough to win and had to settle for second place after completing 15 points, compared to 15.45 of his opponent.
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In this way, the 37-year-old surfer culminated his participation in a competition in which, although he did not keep the jackpot, he did instead serve to ratify, for the fourth consecutive year, his place as the best of his specialty in Southamerica.