Guilherme Tâmega quits professional bodyboarding

Six-time bodyboarding world champion Guilherme Tâmega announced plans to leave professional bodyboarding.

The Brazilian pro bodyboarder feels that he has no financial conditions to keep on competing in a high level, due to cuts in his sponsorship. He told the Brazilian bodyboarding site ABBC Tour that he needs the support of someone who believes in his skills. «I've never paid to compete», he told.

Guilherme Tâmega won six IBA World Tour Championships, six Brazilian national titles and two ISA World Games.

Althought Tâmega says it is not an irreversible decision, the pro bodyboarder has to find a way to cover US$20.000 in world travel spendings, an estimate 2008 budget.

SurferToday.com will bring you the latest on the professional future of Guilherme Tãmega. Stay tuned.