Amaury Lavernhe: geez, he's world bodyboarding champion!

Amaury Lavernhe is the 2010 IBA World Tour Bodyboarding champion.

The pro bodyboarder from the Reunion Island conquered the Sintra Portugal Pro 2010, after defeating Guillermo Cobo in the final heat.

The 3-4 foot waves of Praia Grande were enough to greet everyone in the beach with a great show of bodyboarding. Lavernhe ended the final minutes surfing with just one fin. It is the first time a French bodyboarder claimsthe world bodyboarding title.

"I didn't believe it could be possible to win the title this year", said Amaury Lavernhe right after the final.

Watch how he felt after claiming the world bodyboarding title, HERE.

In the Women's final, the experienced Brazilian Isabella Sousa defeated the Japanese sensation Miya Inoue.

The bodyboarders now head for the last stage of the European bodyboarding leg.

The Deeply Ferrol Pro, in Doniños Beach, North of Spain, will help define the remaining places of the world ranking.

Lavernhe's best result in the IBA World Tour was achieved in 2007 when he got the third place.


Sintra Portugal Pro 2010 results:

MEN

Final:

Amaury Lavernhe 16.60
Guillermo Cobo 13.17

Semi-Final:

Amaury Lavernhe 15.00
Jeff Hubbard Hawaii 13.45

Guillermo Cobo Spain 16.25
Manuel Centeno Portugal 15.05

WOMEN

Final:

Isabella Sousa 14.25
Miya Inoue 11.25

DK

Dave Winchester 16.50
Jeff Hubbard 10.50
Ardiel Jimenez 6.40
Luis Pereira 5.40