Challenging rides at the 2017 Itacoatiara Pro

June 23, 2017 | Bodyboarding
Itacoatiara Pro 2017: challenging rides in bumpy waves | Photo: D'Andrea/APB

Round 4 of the 2017 Itacoatiara Pro has been concluded. The event now moves to the non-elimination phase.

Despite the quality waves, the competent live broadcast, and the brilliant performances out in the water, the APB World Tour struggles to share basic info with the audience on a regular basis.

There are no press releases, media alerts, and a video highlight strategy for the season. As a result, fans who live in unfavorable time zones do not know what happened and who's leading each contest.

The same issue applies to media professionals who try to understand who got the best waves, and who's in the best position to win events and world titles.

On a more positive note, the Brazilian event continues pumping its powerful waves, and riders have been able to get the most out of them, in between storms and rainfalls.

Dino Carmo is one of the surprises of the event. Not only is he the only Portuguese bodyboarder left in the contest, but he also secured a spot in the quarterfinals after landing a beautiful ARS. The rider from Nazaré should be proud of his performances so far.

Tanner McDaniel is gaining confidence each contest, and you can tell he is already a solid competitor in the men's arena. The Hawaiian relegated Dave Hubbard and Antonio Cardoso to Round 5.

Iain Campbell ended up saving the day for the South African armada. He pulled a tweaked invert and earned the highest two-wave total of Round 4.

Amaury Lavernhe skipped Round 5 with a last-minute gem that put him in contention to win the Brazilian competition for the third times.

Itacoatiara Pro 2017 | Round 4 Results

Tanner McDaniel (HAW) 12.65, Dave Hubbard (HAW) 11.90, Antonio Cardoso (POR) 8.30
Dino Carmo (POR) 15.00, Jared Houston (RSA) 13.00, Tristan Roberts (RSA) 12.50
Iain Campbell (RSA) 15.25, Alex Uranga (SPA) 12.50, Diego Cabrera (SPA) 7.00
Amaury Lavernhe (REU) 13.75, Maxime Castillo (FRA) 13.00, Lewy Finnegan (AUS) 10.65

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