The Portuguese Frederico Morais finished ninth in the competition of Margaret River, in Australia, fourth stage of the world surfing circuit, after being eliminated by the Australian Ryan Callinan, in the round of 16.
In the ‘heat’ room of that round, the 29-year-old surfer from Cascais added 10.36 points (4.93 and 5.43), which were insufficient compared to 14.86 (5.93 and 8.93) de Callinan, 11th in the world ranking.
The Portuguese, who started the race in eighth place in the ranking, repeated the ninth place he had reached in Newcastle, in the first of the four stages scheduled for Australia.
Then, in the Narrabeen Classic, in April, Frederico Morais was third, losing in the semi-finals against Brazilian Gabriel Medina, who would win the competition and take the lead of the circuit.
In this event, the second of the four disputed in Australia, Frederico Morais made it to the semi-finals on the circuit for the third time, after being a finalist Jeffreys Bay, in South Africa, in 2017, and having lost access to the final on Oi Rio Pro, in Rio de Janeiro, in 2019, in both cases against the Brazilian Filipe Toledo.
Still in 2020, Frederico Morais finished 17th in Pipeline, in Hawaii.
The next stage of the circuit will be on Rottnest Island, also in western Australia, between 16 and 26 May, in what will be the fifth race of the season and the last in Australia.