Ira Rodrigues in the 2009 Cobra D'Água Bodyboarding Show 

On Friday the conditions were worst than previous days due to the strong onshore wind that blowing during the entire day in Armação Beach. The waves were smaller than yesterday and the riders found conditions to be difficult.

Once more the Brazilians dominated the event and will fill the majority in females quarterfinals and round 4 (Top 16) on males event.

The day started with the round 16 of WWT and the leaders of IBA World Tour won their heats. Eunate Aguirre and Neymara Carvalho are leading the girls with great performances.

Zulu Martinez, from Brazil, was the best rider today. He won a great heat and got a 9,5 after a good right that ended with a backflip. “I’m so happy to keep pushing hard and win heats here. Now I’ll meet the top 16 and I’m prepared”, said Zulu.

Mike Stewart arrived in Salvador today and the Brazilians supporters gathered at Armação Beach to meet their idol. Mike talked with a lot of fans and after the 9 x world champion answered a lot of questions from Brazilian Press, in a huge conference.

Tomorrow the Hawaiian will debute in the event in round 4 with the other top 16 seeds. The organizers are expecting better waves for this Saturday and a huge crowd will be on hand to see the worlds best in action.

A call will happen at 7:30 (local time) and the contest should start at 8 AM. The schedule for tomorrow is: Round 4 (Men), Women Quarter final, and Round 5 (Men).

Live webcast on www.surfcore.com.br/portal/online/

             
SOURCE: IBA World Tour