Portuguese surfing champion Camilla Kemp starts for the new season with the aim of revalidating the title won in 2018 but also of betting hard on the qualifying circuit to enter the world elite of women’s surfing.
“From now on it is always wanting to improve, anything below the first place is difficult to digest. I love winning, I love to compete, so the league is going to be an important objective beyond the world circuit since I also want to do the circuit of qualification to qualify for the CT [world circuit], ” told the surfer.
Camilla Kemp, a 23-year-old national under-18 champion and three-time Portuguese runner-up before reaching the top spot in 2018, wants to take advantage of the experience accumulated in the MEO Surf League to pack for new achievements internationally.
“I want to compete in the league, I love to compete in the league, it’s a pleasure and it will help me on my way out there too. To train and earn some money to invest in my career,” he said, in Portugal is rising every year.
According to Guincho surfer, there are currently “a lot of girls growing immensely, applying themselves immensely, wanting to achieve higher goals, wanting to be among the best European and world surfers“, the reason why it anticipates a year “superdisputed” in the Portuguese league.
“It’s going to be a good year to compete, good to practice, and I want to win, give my best and try to surpass myself at each stage,” he said, on the fringes of the MEO Surf 2019 League presentation event, which took place today in Lisbon.
For now, after the first stage of the Portuguese championship – which will be played in early March in Ericeira – Camilla Kemp will travel to Australia to compete in the qualifying circuit.
“Following the league I’m going to start straight for Australia, I’m going to have two very important WQS stages of six thousand points, and I’ll try to make the most important QS championships, try to get good results and then manage the year and see the what I have to do because of the points, what I want to do for travel, surf, and manage a little my year, without ever failing to compete in the league, “he revealed.
But the big goal is even qualifying for the world circuit: “Yes, it’s my dream and my goal. That’s what I work for, that’s what I train for and that’s where I want to invest all my energies, all my money because I believe that someday I might be there. ”
Asked about the possibility of coming to represent Portugal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, Camilla Kemp is enthusiastic about the hypothesis.
“It’s an incredible new thing for surfing. We see surfing growing, we see surf becoming more and more professional and it would be a dream to do the Olympic Games, even because I’ve seen the Olympic Games since new and would be a great dream Portugal “, he pointed out.