Miguel Adao: prepare for landing | Photo: FPS/Pedro Patricio

The APB World Tour title race is on, as Pierre Louis Costes e Amaury Lavernhe are forced to surf a Round 4 heat in the Sintra Portugal Pro 2014.

Despite the lack of information and video highlights, Portuguese reports tell us that Uri Valadao and Jared Houston managed to win their heats, keeping the race for the world bodyboarding trophy pretty much intense.

Houston beat Lucas Nogueira, Provençal Corentin and Gastão Entrudo in Round 3, with an impressive 16.50 heat total. Uri Valadao eliminated Jeff Hubbard, Diego Cabrera and Miguel Adão.

"It was great to get in and shake off pressure in the first heat. Thank God I won, and I'm feeling very well. I love surfing in Sintra. I've won here three times, and I feel very comfortable here," reveals Valadao.

Pierre-Louis Costes is feeling the pressure over his shoulders. He needs a good result to conquer yet another world title. Now, he will challenge two fierce competitors.

"It was a very difficult heat, and now I will head to repechage round up against Manuel Centeno and Helliton Loureiro, two strong opponents," underlines Costes.