Sintra Portugal Pro: Portugal, capital of European waves

The 15th Sintra Portugal Pro 2010 has kicked off in Praia Grande, Sintra, Portugal.

The most important stage of the IBA World Tour of Bodyboarding counts up to 180 entries

There are more than 20 Australian bodyboarders, a Hungarian, an Irish man and a Israeli.

Jeff Hubbard, Mike Taylor, Ben Player, Ryan Hardy, Damian King or William Tâmega will face national athletes as Hugo Pinheiro, Manuel Centeno, Silvano Lourenço, Gaston Carnival, Rui Pereira, among many others.

With a total prize money of $60,000 (plus $5,000 for Dropknee comp), this race remains the most awarded and crowded around.

The Sintra Portugal Pro 2010, worth 2000 points for Men and 1500 for Women, will also feature an International Short Film Festival of Bodyboarding that brings together several videos documenting, celebrating and supporting the bodyboarding culture in all its forms.