- 01 November 2009 | Bodyboarding
The voting for the twentieth athlete at Sumol Nazaré Special Edition has already started. There is, however, some news: instead of a beforehand selection, as it was defined, the organization decided to give an opportunity to all the registered athletes.
The list of the fourteen athletes is formed by Márcio Silva, João Pinheiro, Filipe Ferreira, Renato Paço, Tiago Silva, Bernardo Jerónimo, Gonçalo Sousa, Nuno Trovão and Nélson. Filipe Cabrela, Tiago Fazendeiro, Pedro Rodrigues, Diogo Pombeiro and the French Nicolas Marianelli are also some of the candidates that will be voted by the community.
The chosen athlete will join the sixteen names already confirmed in the best competition of the modality and three names will still be to know.
The formula couldn’t be more unique and special: twenty of the best national and international BB athletes are convoked to confront the famous waves of Praia do Norte, which is considered the queen wave in Nazaré and one of the most respected in the whole world. The unique size and force of these famous waves, which easily go to six meters high, is the visit card of a competition. The waiting period is between November 10-29th.
SOURCE: IBA World Tour