- 04 October 2009 | Bodyboarding
Men's event running on Buzios and the best riders gave a good show to everyone that appeared on Geriba Beach to support.
Mike Stewart and Guilherme Tamega were the best bodyboarders on second day and both advanced to quarter finals.
Guilherme did a great job with a 9,25 in his best score and Mike also got good waves on his heats.
With these results, both are still fighting for world title.
Today the conditions were very good with 6-8 feet plus waves on Geriba Beach.
“The conditions are pretty strong. I had some difficulties because I choose to get only good waves. I’m very happy to advanced but I’m only thinking in my next heat. When I enter in a contest I always try to do my best heat by heat”, said Mike.
The Brazilian Hellinton Loureiro had the best score with a perfect 10. He also got a 8,25 in the same heat and made the best result of this event: 18,25.
Tomorrow the girls will debut on event and the 1st and 2nd rounds should happen.
- 03 October 2009 | Bodyboarding
Amazing conditions on first of Buzios Bodyboarding 2009.
The conditions were so incredible that the event was postponed during big waves (8-10 feet plus). The event will restart on this Friday with the heats of second round (WMT).
José Otávio from Brazil was the best rider on first day of event with a 9,00 in huge wave. “I’m so happy to back to contests on this level. The waves are big and I like to compete on this kind of conditions. I hope that still this way”, said.
On this Friday the Mens will back to dispute the 2nd and 3rd round and the tops-16 will debut on event. Mike Stewart and Guilherme Tâmega are competing for 2009 World Title and everyone is waiting for a big challenge between them.
Eunate Aguirre and Neymara Carvalho are leading the world circuit and both of them are competing for the world title.
“This is a great opportunity to me. I’ll try to get a good result here. I’ll fight with all my power for my 5th world title”, said Neymara.
- 02 October 2009 | Bodyboarding
Central Kwa-Zulu Natal raise the "Fishman Trophy" yet again as Western Province bodyboarder, Sacha Specker, makes history by claiming both the Pro and Drop Knee titles in spectacular fashion at the Reef SA Bodyboarding Championships.
Some are saying that the final day should be forever known as the "Sacha Specker Show" (try say that fast 10 times). One of the cleanest, calmest mornings greeted the competitors on the final morning of the Reef SA Championships 2009, but it didn't remain serene for long because Champions needed to be crowned it and was down to the business of all-out aquatic warfare.
Sacha Specker (WP), started the Drop Knee final, one of the craziest finals I have ever seen, like a man possessed blasting a huge floater off a big closeout section forcing the other competitors to play catch up from the start.
Warren Canepa (EP) sat slightly further down the beach and waited for the clean right handers, unfortunately he couldn't find the waves to match Sacha and placed fourth overall. Wayne Du Preez (CKZN) had consistent rides throughout the final getting longer rides that edged up his scores. Vaughn Harris (BOL) had a smooth fast racing barrel section with a big forehand floater off the end section that put pressure back on Sacha.
Sacha responded with what must be said was the DK move of the contest! He took off on a bigger set wave, raced down into the inside bowl and blasted... uumm, I'm not sure what to call it... a huge sliding 180 gouge floater thing!
The crowd on the beach couldn't believe what they had witnessed and applauded Sacha's efforts. Sacha was met on the beach by his Western Province team and congratulated him on his amazing win. Vaughn Harris placed second, Wayne Du Preez third and Warren Canepa fourth.
The Pro final consisted of Sacha Specker (WP), Mark McCarthy (NKZN), Adam Waites (CKZN) and Jonathan Oliff (CKZN). Sacha Specker wasted no time and took off on a clean left hander almost on the siren and boosted a huge ARS that the crowd went wild on.
Adam Waites used his consistent technique of choosing good waves to roll and flip on. McCarthy struck back by busting a rib cracking ARS on a big closeout. Jonathan Oliff quietly snuck into contention with a neat barrel and a solid flip.
Sacha wasn't going to be left out and believed that this year's title was his for the taking. His plan must have been to go bigger and better than everyone else in the contest and launched a massive backflip into the flats!
Once again the crowds on the beach couldn't believe what just happened. Sacha could do no wrong in the final and walked away the Reef SA Champs Pro Champion for 2009. Jonathan Oliff, Mark McCarthy and Adam Waites filled the remaining podium placings.