2009 IBA World Tour

Dayfour at Confital will go down in bodyboarding folklore.

A picture perfect day with flawless waves and the worlds best riders all pushing the boundaries of the sport to new levels.

The day started with the WWT opening rounds and the girls were challenged with some break-neck conditions coming off an early low tide.

1999 World Champion Karl Costa-Taylor (Brazil) was the rounds best scorer with some steep drops and deep tube rides.

Hot on her heels was Natasha Sardardia (PRC) and Isabella Sousa (Brazil).

All of these girls charged the reef at Confital with tons of style and not a hint of fear.

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Diego Cabrera

The third day at Confital lived up to all the pre hype with some first-rate waves creating the perfect canvas for the world best bodyboarders to draw lines on.

The day started with R6 with Spanish riders Jonathan Vega and Alex Uranga top scored with high 7’s on their top two waves.

During the early heats the tide was low and the big scores were few and far between.

R7 was equally entertaining with Mitch Rawlins and Adam Morley both combining deep tube rides with flashy air moves to dominate the round.

Into R8 and the waves by this stage were nothing short of amazing.

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Flavio Brito

Day two at the famed right hand point break of El Confital saw a drop in swell and some of the competitors were challenged with inconsistent 2 footers.

It’s basically a mid-high-mid tide break but today the lack of swell was the problem.

Alvaro Padron was again one of the most outstanding riders of the day and despite his lower ranking on the IBA World tour, he is smashing his way through the qualifying rounds and towards another final.

“ The conditions are really hard out there with few good waves”, said Padron.

“You need to be patience and wait for a good one”.

Another star performer was local rider Guillhermo Cobo.

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