- 05 May 2009 | Bodyboarding
The final day of Cobra D’Água Bodyboarding Show Bahia 2009 took place in better conditions than yesterday, but the wind and rain made life difficult for the riders. The waves were bigger than yesterday (3-4 ft) and the crowd filled Armação Beach.
Guilherme Tâmega and Eunate Aguirre won the event and now both are leading the IBA World Ranking. Guilherme defeated Eder Luciano from Brazil while Eunate defeated Mayllae Venturin.
The day started with the Men's quarter finals and the heats were amazing. Uri Valadão and Eder Luciano had a great fight on water and in the end Eder found a good wave to turn on the heat and make it into semifinal.
After the girls surfed the semifinals to decide the finalists on event. In first semi Eunate defeated Jéssica Bekcer and in second Neymara Carvalho lost to Maylla Venturin.
In the mens semifinals Guilherme won against Fabio Rodrigues and Eder Luciano had a great performance to beat Luis Villar.
Eunate and Maylla made the final on Armação Beach. Eunate, the new leader of IBA World Circuit, got two good waves and Maylla didn’t found a second wave. “I’m so happy, it’s impossible describe what I’m feeling right now. I know that there are more events but now I want celebrate my victory”, said Eunate
The last heat of event was the most incredible. Guilherme Tâmega had announced his retirement a couple of weeks ago got a 10 after a perfect barrel in difficult conditions. Also, Tâmema made the highest score on event, 16.50, and was crowned the great champion.
“This is incredible to win in my country. Definitely I won’t stop, I’ll go to Arica. I’m so happy to win here, this is a great day. When I saw that wave I knew that something good was happening”, said the current #1.
Now the next stage on IBA World Tour will be in Arica, Chile. The best riders will compete the second Grand Slam of the year.
SOURCE: IBA World Tour