- 30 November 2009 | Bodyboarding
Being here in Confital is like having tickets to "Rumble in the jungle"... You just know that some heavy hits will go down and history will be made!
After 11 long months on the road the IBA World Tour is coming down to this.
Five contenders in the Mens bout and three in the Women.
In the red corner it's Neymara V Jessica V Eunate.
And in the white trunks it's Hubb V Hardy V Winny V Stewart V GT
Eight x 20 minutes rounds and then we get into the nitty gritty stuff.
- 29 November 2009 | Bodyboarding
Hugo Pinheiro is the 2009 European Tour of Bodyboard (ETB) champion.
It is the third time that the Portuguese bodyboarder from Costa da Caparica clinches the title.
The first ETB victory was conquered in 2003 and another one was achieved in 2004.
Pinheiro was crowned the Euro king in the Mohammedia event, in Morocco.
Marta Fernandes, also from Portugal, is the new queen of European bodyboarding.
Hugo Pinheiro is also competing in the 2009 IBA World Tour.
- 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 360. 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.
1. Mike Stewart
2. José Otávio
3. Jaime Jesus
4. Pierre Louis Costes
5. Rui Ferreira
6. João Pinheiro
7. Luís Pereira
8. Gastão Entrudo
9. João André Magoito
10. Ivo Mochacho
11. Paulo Costa
12. Hugo Pinheiro
13. Rui Pereira
14. Dino Carmo
15. Luís Coelho
16. António Cardoso
17. Bernardo Alvim
18. Ricardo Faustino
19. Gonçalo Campos
20. Manuel Centeno