Katherine Melo Pro 

Day 1 of the Katherine Melo Pro was a great success in Brazil. Today Brasil made history as the first heat of the Katherine Melo Bodyboarding Pro entered the water. It was officially opened as the biggest bodyboarding event ever in Brazil.

The waves were a little bit smaller than yesterday with some 3-4 feet sets. In the middle of the day the on shore wind came and made conditions a little bit tougher for the riders.

The first two rounds of  the men  where completed. The highlight was Brazilian rider Francirley Ferreira who scored the best wave of the day (8 points) and guaranteed himself a spot in the 3 round .
 
Tomorrow  will start with the men’s 3rd round and then the 1st woman’s round. The heats will start this Wednesday at 9:00 AM(Brazil time)

Source: IBA World Tour

IBA Tour Brava Beach 

The next stop for both Men and Women will be Brazil. Chico and Flavio are working hard to put on an awesome show. Read on for more info and travel tips for this great event. All Applicants must sign entry form. Unsigned applications and applications without money will not be accepted. 
 
The contest will start in 03/18/2008, at 8am. The event will be held at Brava beach located in Itajaí city located north of Santa Catarina State. All international flights will arrive ate Hercilio Cruz international airport. Florianopolis is an island and it the capital of Santa Catarina.

From the airport to the Maria Rito bus station is about 10km a 20 minute car ride. We recommend getting e cab since is a very short trip.

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Paulo Barcellos 

Paulo Barcellos has won the 2008 Pipeline Pro Bodyboarding, the first stage of the World Championship Bodyboarding. The Brazilian defeated Jeff Hubbard (HAW), Uri Valadao (BRZ) and Hugo Pinheiro (POR) in the finals.

The event had a $15.000 prize money. The IBA World Tour is now heading to Santa Catarina, in Brazil.

Source: IBA World Tour