Itacoatiara: Karla Costa Taylor teaching men how to ride it

The Itacoatiara Pro 2014 is ready to roll between 23rd July and 3rd August, in the Brazilian town of Niteroi.

Welcome to one of the best bodyboarding beach breaks in Brazil. This wave is not for everyone. The fast, steep and hollow wedge resembles an aquatic roller coaster. Mistakes are punished with tough wipeouts.

Six months after the APB Pipe Challenge 2014 won by Ben Player, the world circuit returns to the waters of the southern hemisphere. Itacoatiara is a box of surprises. You can get waves ranging from three to fifteen feet, in a matter of hours.

Tanner McDaniel has been named the APB wildcard while Dudu Pedra, Gugu Barcellos and Guilherme Correa are the local picks for the Itacoatiara Pro 2014. The defending champion is Amaury Lavernhe.

When the Brazilian stage is over, pro bodyboarders will travel to Arica (August 15th-24th) and Antofagasta (August 26th-31st) for the South American leg. These events have been confirmed by the APB World Tour.