Jessica Becker 

Brazilian Jessica Becker has won the 2009 Sopelana BBK Pro.

She defeated USA rider Roberta Bitzer in a hard fought final that saw Jessica get off to an early lead. Roberta came back with two srtong rolls to reduce the score to a 6.10 for a win but time was ran out and Jess walked away as Champion.

Jessica showed why she narrowly missed out on a world title last year with a polished display of bodyboarding in front of a massive Sunday afternoon crowd at Sopelana.

Jessica defeated local favourite Eunate Aguirre in the semi whilst Roberta disposed of Catarina Sousa (Portugal) with a late 9.5 in the second semi.

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2009 Sopelana BBK Pro 

Pablo Prieto has the Expression Session held at the 2009 Sopelana BBK Pro, Basque Country, Spain.

The german bodyboarder got $150 after defeating competitors in the harsh shore break of Sopelana.

The conditions were really hard but the bodyboarding show was intense and the crowd in the beach cheered the pros.

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2009 Sopelana BBK Pro

The Sopelana BBK Pro is finally underway after organizers decided to postpone the opening day due to no swell. Overnight a fresh change pushed wave heights up to around a meter but light onshore winds are making conditions a bit mushy.


The Men's first round is currently underway, and that will be followed but R1 of the Women and we will finish the day with R2 of the Men. Jessica Becker (Brazil) is just one of the International riders here in Sopelana.

" Its been a long wait for the contests after Brazil" said Jessica. "I am looking forward to the European leg and getting back into the action"

The swell is forecast to get even bigger over the weekend with the weather expected to clear so the next few days is looking good.

Source: IBA World Tour