- 26 October 2009 | Bodyboarding
With small 3 feet waves, Jessica Becker won her third event of the year (the others were Sopelana, Buzios and Isla de Margarita) and now goes to Canary Island very motivated.
“I’m stoked to win in Isla. This is my second win here in Isla but this is more important than last year since I’m current in 3rd position and I have real chances of a world title. Now my goal is the last event of the year at Confital”.
Dave Hubbard won the DK division and was crowned for the 4th time world champion. With 3 wins in 3 events, Dave had a 100% achievement this year.
“I’m really happy to win all the 3 events that the DK division had. This was a very favorable year for the DK and I think that the division is gaining strength once more,” said the champ.
In the Open division, the locals had it all. Angelo Freda, beat in the final Sergio Alonso also from Venezuela. The Bodyboard Pro Festival, was also counting points for the Latin America title. Jessica Becker and Magno Oliveira won the 2009 divisions.
- 24 October 2009 | Bodyboarding
Parguito Beach in Isla de Margarita, Venezuela, received today the first day of competition of the Bodyboarding Pro Festival 2009.
The event is an IBA woman and Drop Knee sanctioned event and distribute 1000 points on both divisions.
The waves were small with 0,5 meter with on shore winds. The first division to enter the water was the Men Open that counts points for the Latin American ranking. After, the first round of woman challenged the small waves at Parguito beach.
The standout and best score of the day was Brazilian Maylla Venturin. Maylla scored over 15 points and advanced to round 2.
“The waves are very small and we need to have a lot of luck to find a good set. I could fortunately find 2 solid waves that helped me advanced to the next round.”
- 22 October 2009 | Bodyboarding
Four more names are already known to compete at Praia do Norte in November: Paulinho Costa, Rui Pereira, Dino Carmo e Antonio Cardoso will be present at Special Edition.
Incontestable athlete of the Portuguese panorama, Paulinho Costa won the first Special Edition, at 2003, and reached the final at 2005. Rui Pereira has been present in some IBA world circuit stages and is another name to take into consideration this edition.
The local athletes Dino Carmo and Antonio Pereira are the under 18 that have already started to call the modality attention and that will also be present in a hard-fought contest at Special Edition. These four names join to the initial eleven, adding up to fifteen the national names in competition.