Bodyboarding Pro Festival 2009

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.”

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Sumol Special Edition 2009

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.

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Cronulla Beach

This Summer IBAA and RAW have joined forces to put on a series of Pro Junior events that are only eligible for riders 20 and under as of December 31st 2009.

The series will be held in Newcastle, Woolongong and Cronulla during December / January and the winner of each round will win a return trip to Hawaii on Jetstar, just in time to get to Hawaii for the IBA Grand Slam at Pipeline in Feb.

The RAW Pro Junior series are only 1 day events that can only accommodate a small number of riders so make sure that you get your entries in ASAP.