Mark McCarthy

The final day at Ferrol was amazing.

Mark McCarthy was stoked to finally win his maiden victory on the IBA Tour, in Spain. Second was Uri Valadao, third was Rene Xavier and Ben Player was fourth.

" Yeh I am stoked. Finally a dream come true to make a final on the IBA Tour and win it....for sure", said Mark.

" Yeh it was pretty  close but I always knew that I was just one good wave away from the lead and when it came I was really happy".

" I would like to dedicate this win to a very close friend of mine Ian Patton".


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Ferrol 2008 

The third and final leg of the IBA European events got underway today at Doninos Beach in Ferrol and the waves at this stage are shaping up well with lots of swell forecast for the four day window.

Along with the Men’s event the first round of the 2008 IBA World DK Tour will be contested with US$5000 and 1000 championship points up for grabs. Hawaiian Dave Hubbard is fired up to do well in both disciplines and is stoked to see the IBA DK World Tour finally taking shape.

“Yeh I am really happy that the guys at Surfusiom are leading the way with an International event. There’s a lot of guys still ripping around the Globe on the knee and they deserve a dedicated World Tour” said Dubb.

The Men’s Tour event is also shaping up well with most of the title contenders heading to Ferrol to gain any points they can as the race for the 2008 IBA World Crown tightens up.

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Guilherme Tamega 

The Brazilians continued to donimate the European leg of the IBA World Tour with Guilherme Tamega & Neymara Carvalho taking out the Sintra Portugal Pro in small clean waves at Praia Grande.

Tamega dominated both his semi and the final with an explosive combination of ARS's and rolls to demolish the opposition.

It a great result for Guilherme considering that he sat out last year and is requalifing in 2008. Now he is a serious contender for yet another world title.

It was also a good result for Neymara who was 6th on the IBA WWT going into Sintra and needed a solid result to get back the World Title

All in all it was another awesome event at Sintra and competitors will now packup and head to Feroll in Spain for the next Mens event and the Miss Sumol Cup for Women.


SOURCE: IBA