Surfing - Silveira on form at Islas Canarias Santa Pro

Brazilian teenager Lucas Silveira was in brilliant form to reach the last 16 at the Islas Canarias Santa Pro.

Surfing - Silveira on form at Islas Canarias Santa Pro

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Silveira came out on top in the round of 24 against compatriot Filipe Toledo and Brian Toth, eliminating the contender from Puerto Rico with a score of 13.93.

“I’m only 16 and this is my best result in a Star event for sure,” he said. “This is the first time I make heats in a major event, and also the first time I travel abroad for an event.

"I'm surfing with no pressure against World Tour guys - I have nothing to lose. I’m trying to have the most fun I can and I’m loving the conditions here.

"Europe is the last continent I had to visit and so far I love it. I want to thank my dad who encouraged me to come like one day before the flight."

Germany's Marlon Lipke is currently leading the European Title rankings but in the final event of the season was eliminated in the round of 48.

That means if Romain Cloitre can make his way past Aritz Aranburu then the Frenchman will overtake him.

Round of 48 results

Heat 1: Heitor Alves (BRA) 12.67, Aritz Aranburu (EUK) 11.36, Dion Atkinson (AUS) 9.76, Marlon Lipke (DEU) 7.17

Heat 2: Romain Cloitre (FRA) 11.17, Guillermo Satt (CHL) 10.57, Evan Thompson (USA) 10.43, Granger Larsen (HAW) 9.67

Heat 3: Gabe Kling (USA) 14.60, Michael Dunphy (USA) 11.17, Patrick Gudauskas (USA) 10.32, Ramzi Boukhiam (MAR) 9.24

Heat 4: Nathaniel Curran (USA) 14.30, Nat Young (USA) 13.67, Alex Ribeiro (BRA) 8.40, Leandro Usuna (ARG) 5.90

Heat 5: Jean Da Silva (BRA) 14.57, Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 13.83, Billy Stairmand (NZL) 7.86, Cristobal De Col (PER) 6.63

Heat 6: Jonathan Gonzalez (CNY) 15.33, Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 14.87, Alain Riou (PYF) 10.06, Maxime Huscenot (FRA) 9.10

Heat 7: Beyrick De Vries (ZAF) 10.60, Brian Toth (PRI) 10.40, Patrick Beven (FRA) 9.86, Medi Veminardi (REU) 5.17

Heat 8: Willian Cardoso (BRA) 15.50, Lucas Silveira (BRA) 15.17, Jay Thompson (AUS) 14.00, Hodei Collazo (EUK) 11.23

Heat 9: Filipe Toledo (BRA) 17.86, Hizunome Bettero (BRA) 12.94, Glenn Hall (IRL) 12.20, Nic Von Rupp (DEU) 8.50

Heat 10: Vincent Duvignac (FRA) 13.70, Adrien Toyon (FRA) 12.67, Luel Felipe (BRA) 11.26, Peterson Crisanto (BRA) 9.86

Heat 11: Tiago Pires (PRT) 15.43, Manuel Selman (CHL) 10.73, Nathan Yeomans (USA) 9.97, Simao Romao (BRA) 6.44

Heat 12: Marc Lacomare (FRA) 17.00, Chris Friend (AUS) 11.73, Charles Martin (GLP) 10.07, Romain Laulhe (FRA) 8.26

Round of 24 results

Heat 1: Heitor Alves (BRA) 13.30, Romain Cloitre (FRA) 6.27, Michael Dunphy (USA) 4.47

Heat 2: Aritz Aranburu (EUK) 14.83, Gabe Kling (USA) 10.33, Guillermo Satt (CHL) 8.97

Heat 3: Nathaniel Curran (USA) 14.70, Jean Da Silva (BRA) 12.50, Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 12.36

Heat 4: Jonathan Gonzalez (CNY) 12.76, Nat Young (USA) 11.76, Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 9.76

Heat 5: Willian Cardoso (BRA) 17.17, Beyrick De Vries (ZAF) 16.34, Hizunome Bettero (BRA) 13.27

Heat 6: Lucas Silveira (BRA) 13.93, Filipe Toledo (BRA) 13.70, Brian Toth (PRI) 12.50

Heat 7: Tiago Pires (PRT) 17.67, Vincent Duvignac (FRA) 16.40, Chris Friend (AUS) 11.00

Heat 8: Marc Lacomare (FRA) 16.73, Adrien Toyon (FRA) 15.44, Manuel Selman (CHL) 6.20

Round of 16 ties

Heat 1: Heitor Alves (BRA) vs Gabe Kling (USA)

Heat 2: Romain Cloitre (FRA) vs Aritz Aranburu (EUK)

Heat 3: Nathaniel Curran (USA) vs Nat Young (USA)

Heat 4: Jean Da Silva (BRA) vs Jonathan Gonzalez (CNY)

Heat 5: Willian Cardoso (BRA) vs Filipe Toledo (BRA)

Heat 6: Beyrick De Vries (ZAF) vs Lucas Silveira (BRA)

Heat 7: Tiago Pires (PRT) vs Adrien Toyon (FRA)

Heat 8: Vincent Duvignac (FRA) vs Marc Lacomare (FRA)

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