- 28 October 2009 | Bodyboarding
Pierre-Louis Costes (VS) is a well-known presence in the modality panorama and the first international name confirmed at the fourth edition of Sumol Nazaré Special Edition.
The French athlete will be present at this championship for the second time and he got the second place in the last edition.
With only 19 years old, PLC has already the world ranking eighth and fourth places in the world ranking, in 2007 and 2008, respectively. Nowadays, he is in the sixth position.
The athlete has also seven national titles in France and a European one and will confront Praia do Norte with the 15 names already confirmed and four still to know.
The twentieth athlete, voted by the community, will be known at Sumol Nazaré official presentation, at November 7th, at Nazare’s Municipal Library, 15h00.
The list of the twenty athletes will be known at this official presentation, which counts with the attendance of some athletes.
- 27 October 2009 | Bodyboarding
The final leg of the 2009 Rebel Sport Pro Tour is set to go down at Duranbah Beach during the RAW Nationals ’09 in November and the action will be red hot.
After 10 months of competition through Qld, NSW, Vic, SA and WA the Men’s title race is coming down to three distinct contenders.
Corey McClean from Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast is the current ratings leader after placing highly in most of the events on the Rebel Sport Pro Tour, including a win in the EBB Pro in WA.
“Game on ” said McClean.
“This is my home break so I will feel pretty comfortable out there, but Winny and Jake are awesome competitors”
“ I don’t know, I will just have to take it heat by heat but I would love to win the Tour on home turf in front of my friends and family” said Corey.
The perennial bridesmaid this year has been Jake Stone from Maroochydore. He has finished second in every single event he has entered and will be looking to go one better at D’bah.
“ I am keen to win the Rebel Sport Pro Tour” said Stone.
- 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.