2010 IBA Búzios Bodyboarding: upsets in every heat

The upsets and last-second come backs that highlighted day three continued on day four. The day kicked off with round five of the men’s pro division hitting the water with very small but glassy conditions. Waves were coming in at about 1-2ft with light offshore winds. Despite the small and challenging conditions, there was no shortage of action out in the water.

Heat four produced the first big upset of the day as 9x world champion Mike Stewart (HI), who finished =3rd in last year’s Buzios event, came in third and was eliminated from competition. The very next heat, heat five, saw Jared Houston (SAF) fail to advance.

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2010 IBA Búzios Bodyboarding: nice move, mate

Upsets and last minute comebacks were the going theme for day three for the IBA Buzios Bodyboarding 2010 at Praia de Geriba in Brazil. The third day of competition got under way with slightly improved conditions. The waves were coming in at a clean and glassy 2-3ft., with much more consistency than the first two days.

Round four of the men`s division was first in the water for the day and saw such riders as Roberto Bruno, Leonardo Costa, Gostão Entruda (PRT), Irai Rodrigues, Gustavo Martins, Francirley Ferreira, and Leandro Chagas advance to the fifth round.

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2010 IBA Búzios: small waves, great bodyboarders

The second day of competition at the IBA Buzios Bodyboarding 2010 commenced with similar conditions to day one. Small 1-2ft. conditions prevailed, but did not deter competitors from riding at a very high-performance level. Starting things off for the day was round two for the women’s pro division.

There were some heated battles out in the water, including several interference calls, which made things interesting for all of the spectators and kept the judges busy. Surviving round two were Akemi Saito, Joany Duarte, Talita Oliveira, Patricia Setubal, Luisa Rosa, Marina Taylor (ESP), Neymara Carvalho, and Lilly Pollard (AUS).

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