Uri Valadao 

Uri Valadao (BRA) and Isabella Sousa (BRA) have won the IBA Rio das Ostras 2008, the fourth stop of the World Bodyboarding Championship.

The final day at Rio Das Ostras was amazing. Big crowds and the Worlds best combining to make a great specticle. Congratulations to Uri valadao and Isabella Sousa for their great victories and to all the riders and officials that made it such a professional event.

They have conquered 1.000 precious points for the overall ranking. The tour is now heading to Arica, Chile.


Rio das Ostras Pro final results:

Male Final

1- Uri Valadão (BRA) 16,50 x 14,15 Francirley Ferreira (BRA)

Female Final

1 – Isabela Sousa (BRA) 14,50 x 12,75 Eunate Aguirre (ESP)

 

SOURCE: IBA

English National Tag Team Bodyboard Championships

The first was held at Fistral on Sunday 27th of July. Sponsored by Rob Barber's Bodyboarding School, teams were attracted from west Cornwall, Plymouth and three teams from Newquay.

While the waves were a little small (in the two foot region) for the bodyboarders to launch into any real aerobatic moves there was some technical riding with stand outs being Ex British Champions Joe Franklin and Bjorn Storey.

The final saw the team representing The Chy Bar battle it out with the Rob Barber's Bodyboarding School's team.

After the first riders from each team had left the water the Bodyboard School team took the lead with Aidan Salmon winning the exchange with a good spin roll combo. Rob Barber and Joe Franklin built on the lead and Bjorn Storey closed the deal with a double whammy ride of 6 points.

Head Judge Sam Buckle commented "It was a great turn out and the contestants were in great spirits, for the first time we have a national tag teams champion, we're looking to build on the event and make it even bigger next year."

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IBA Rio das Ostras 2008 

By far today was the best day of event. The highlights where the defeat of Guilherme Tâmega in the 8th heat of the 3rd round and of Luis Villar. Pierre Louise Costes and Amaury Laverhne are the foreigners that survived the Brazilians and guaranteed their spot on the quarter finals.


"If anyone wants to fight for the world title, they need to compete in all conditions", said Amaury Laverhne after advancing to the next round.
 
Naara Carolyne had highest score for the woman's, 13.50 and defeated Maira Vianna that was her direct contestant for the world woman's titles. Naara can come out of Rio das Ostras as the new leader of the tour.

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