Amaury Lavernhe: eyeing the barrel at El Quemao | Photo: Quemao Class

Amaury Lavernhe has claimed the Quemao Class 2016, at El Quemao, in Lanzarote, Canary Islands.

Sunny skies, warm temperatures, and world-class waves. That's all you need to run a successful bodyboarding competition. The Quemao Class, started in 2014, is a dual event, in which surfers also battle for trophies.

There were so many barrels and scoring opportunities that all riders should feel content with the outcome. The reef break delivered powerful left-hand tubes, and bodyboarders displayed their bag of airs, el rollos, spins, and backflips.

El Quemao proved it has all the right ingredients to be part of the APB World Tour schedule. The final had Amaury Lavernhe, Moises Dorta, Alex Uranga, and Salomon Moore. And what a spectacular showdown.

"I'm so glad to win the Quemao Class 2016! Staggering waves, excellent vibes between surfers and boogie riders, big level and great sensations. Thanks to everyone for the success. Viva La Santa!" expressed Lavernhe.

"The Quemao Class trophy: made in the rock of an island with amazing spots. Thanks guys for your invitation. The Canary Islands offer an incredible reserve of good waves and it's an honor to be able to share them with you."

Quemao Class 2016 | Final

1. Amaury Lavernhe (FRA)
2. Moises Dorta (CNY)
3. Alex Uranga (EUK)
4. Salomon Moore (CNY)

A beautiful chaos, the ultimate surfing wave, a freak of nature, the advanced surfer's testing ground, a specialty wave, the premier tube riding arena, and, ultimately, the Mecca of surfing.

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