This event is the first of its kind in Europe and aims to develop Junior Bodyboarders throughout Europe, as well as being the springboard for other countries to organize similar events. The event is a special event sanctioned by the International Bodyboarding Association and is part of a project to raise the organizational level of Júnior Bodyboarding worldwide.
Last year IBA Australia held a similar Junior series (RAW Pro Juniors) where the winners won tickets to Hawaii to compete in the Pipe event. The series was a great success and its hoped that other regions of the IBA will follow this example and maybe next year IBA can sanction the first ever IBA World Pro Junior event
For this first event the organization Foz Mondego Bodyboard Association will supply for all winners (male and female) a roundtrip to the Canary Islands to compete in the final contest of the World Tour 2010 of the Confital Bodyboard Pro, in addition to other interesting awards.
The contest begin on 2nd July at 8h30 in Praia do Cabedelo in Figueira da Foz a point break right very powerful and consistent ideal for bodyboarding.
Figueira da Foz is a city in central Portugal 1 hour from Porto (nearest airport) and two hours from Lisbon (main airport of Portugal), in the next days the ABFM will give information places to stay in Figueira da Foz, there is official hotel event.