Kemper finishes second, Lenny fourth at Nazare

First photo: Kai Lenny of Spreckelsville competes during the semifinals of the World Surf League Big Wave Tour Nazare Challenge on Sunday in Portugal. Lenny went on to finish fourth in the six-man final with a score of 13.23. Brazil’s Lucas Chianca (19.89) won the event, with Maui’s Billy Kemper (13.93) coming in second. Basque’s Natxo Gonzalez (13.83) was third, South Africa’s Grant Baker (11.04) was fifth and Oahu’s Nathan Florence (10.89) was sixth. Second photo: Maui’s Ian Walsh competes in the semifinals, where he was eliminated after finishing fifth with an 11.04. Third photo: Kemper drops in on his way to a runner-up finish, which vaulted him past Lenny to the top of the season standings. Kemper has 27,140 points, Lenny has 24,829 and Walsh is in third with 17,757. The window for the season’s last event, the Mavericks Challenge, closes on Feb. 28.

World Surf League / Laurent Masurel photos