- 26 November 2009 | Bodyboarding
After 14 days of waiting, Praia do Norte didn’t disappoint the expectations of the one thousand plus spectators that went to the beach to watch the fourth edition of Sumol Nazaré Special Edition.
Mike Stewart was the big winner of this edition, in a podium where the international presences had eminence. The athlete was very “surprised, and, at the same time, happy for winning this contest in the first time competing”. The Brazilian José Otávio won the second place. “I’m very happy for the second place in a contest with such a high level”, he said. The third place was given to Jaime Jesus, considered the best Portuguese in the contest.
After some qualm of some athletes due to the initial sea prediction, the stormy waves of the day before were replaced by a sunny day that allowed an excellent show of air maneuvers, huge drops and even some impossible tubes.
Luís “Porkito” Pereira surfed an unforgettable wave that was rewarded with ten points. The athlete did a 360º inside a tube, followed by a huge invert air. Porkito won the last two editions and showed all his courage and determination, although he got the seventh place in the contest.
Although Mike Stewart didn’t have any extraordinary maneuvers, the athlete showed consistency during the entire contest, its this reason why he took the first place back to Hawaii.
The organization considers that this fourth edition was a big success in what concerns to public affluence, not only local presences at the beach but also through webcasting at the website.
1º Mike Stewart
2º José Otávio
3º Jaime Jesus
4º Pierre Louis Costes
5º Rui Ferreira
6º João Pinheiro
7º Luís Pereira
8º Gastão Entrudo
9º João André Magoito
10º Ivo Mochacho
11º Paulo Costa
12º Hugo Pinheiro
13º Rui Pereira
14º Dino Carmo
15º Luís Coelho
16º António Cardoso
17º Bernardo Alvim
18º Ricardo Faustino
19º Gonçalo Campos
20º Manuel Centeno
Main Sponsor: Sumol
Sponsors: Onda, VS, Stealth, NDM, Nissan Sports Adventure, Science Bodyboards, Respect Bodyboards
Institutional Support: Câmara Municipal da Nazaré, Nazaré Qualifica
Media Partners: Vert BB Magazine, Rádio Comercial, Ride It
Collaboration: Federação Portuguesa de Surf, Associação Portuguesa de Bodyboard e Clube de Desportos Alternativos da Nazaré, IBA International
Supports: Oskri, Invert Surf Shop, Spal, Instituto Hidrográfico
SOURCE: IBA World Tour