Isaias Ravyc: happy with his performance in Itacoatiara | Photo: D'Andrea/APB

Isaias Ravyc has taken out the 2018 Itacoatiara Pro Trials, in Niteroi, Brazil.

The competition got underway in classic four-foot waves with plenty of barrels and air sections. In the end, only six bodyboarders qualified for the main stage.

Ravyc, Patrick Orr, Sammy Morretino, George Humphreys, Adejaldo Silva, Mack Crilley, Hugo Medeiros, Kevin Torres, and David Barbosa will join the world's best performers in the second event of the Grand Slam Series (GSS).

"I am thrilled with my performance today. It was another dream come true. Now, I'll give everything I have in the main event. Thank you for your support," expressed Ravyc.

With the new competitive format, riders will surf, at least, three four-man rounds. Their goal is to secure three high scores from the judges. Then, only the top 16 bodyboarders will advance through to Round 4.

The 2018 Itacoatiara Pro is on hold until June 22.

2018 Itacoatiara Pro | Round 1 Match-ups

Jared Houston (RSA), Uri Valadao (BRA), Brahim Iddouch (MOR), Mack Crilley (HAW)
António Cardoso (POR), Tristan Roberts (RSA), Socrates Santana (BRA), Adejaldo Silva (BRA)
Eder Luciano (BRA), Alan Munoz (CHI), Isaias Ravic (BRA), Patrick Orr (HAW)
Tanner McDaniel (HAW), Maxime Castillo (FRA), Roberto Bruno (BRA), David Barbosa (BRA)
Pierre-Louis Costes (FRA), Miguel Rodriguez (PER), Nicolas Chiara (ARG), Kevin Torres (CHI)
Dudu Pedra (BRA), Amaury Lavernhe (REU), Joao Zik (BRA), Sammy Morretino (HAW)
Jacob Romero (HAW), Lewy Finnegan (AUS), Lachlan Cramsie (AUS), George Humphreys (AUS)
Iain Campbell (RSA), Dino Carmo (POR), Sacha Damjanic (CHI), Hugo Medeiros (BRA)