English National Tag Team Bodyboard Championships

The first was held at Fistral on Sunday 27th of July. Sponsored by Rob Barber's Bodyboarding School, teams were attracted from west Cornwall, Plymouth and three teams from Newquay.

While the waves were a little small (in the two foot region) for the bodyboarders to launch into any real aerobatic moves there was some technical riding with stand outs being Ex British Champions Joe Franklin and Bjorn Storey.

The final saw the team representing The Chy Bar battle it out with the Rob Barber's Bodyboarding School's team.

After the first riders from each team had left the water the Bodyboard School team took the lead with Aidan Salmon winning the exchange with a good spin roll combo. Rob Barber and Joe Franklin built on the lead and Bjorn Storey closed the deal with a double whammy ride of 6 points.

Head Judge Sam Buckle commented "It was a great turn out and the contestants were in great spirits, for the first time we have a national tag teams champion, we're looking to build on the event and make it even bigger next year."

The results were
1. Rob Barber's Bodyboarding School
2. The Chy Bar
3. Kernow Bodyboarding
4. Sunset Surf

IBA Rio das Ostras 2008

By far today was the best day of event. The highlights where the defeat of Guilherme Tâmega in the 8th heat of the 3rd round and of Luis Villar.

Pierre Louise Costes and Amaury Lavernhe are the foreigners that survived the Brazilians and guaranteed their spot on the quarter finals.

"If anyone wants to fight for the world title, they need to compete in all conditions", said Amaury Lavernhe after advancing to the next round.

Naara Carolyne had highest score for the woman's, 13.50 and defeated Maira Vianna that was her direct contestant for the world woman's titles. Naara can come out of Rio das Ostras as the new leader of the tour.

This Sunday we will have the final day of the Rio das Ostras Bodyboarding international starting at 8:00AM(local time). Stay tuned to the online webcast.

Men:
1. Tainan Monti (BRA) x Uri Valadão (BRA)
2. Pierre Louis Costes (FRA) x Marcus Lima (BRA)
3. Francirley Ferreira (BRA) x Roberto Bruno (BRA)
4. Amaury Laverhne (REU) x Leonardo Costa (BRA)

Women Semifinals:
1. Isabela Sousa (BRA) x Naara Carolyne (BRA)
2. Eunatte Aguirre (ESP) x Jessica Becker (BRA)

Source: IBA World Tour

IBA Rio das Ostras 2008

The final settings for the Rio das Ostras event where being made today. The city already breaths bodyboarding.

Top riders such as Uri Valadão, Neymara Carvalho, Eunatte Aguirre, Rita Pires and Catarina Souza are already in town and ready for action.

The stage is being set. This Wednesday only the amateurs will compete for the 2nd event of the Brazilian national tour.

All professional riders must attend the official check in this Wednesday from 9:00AM to 7:00PM on the Rio das Ostras Bodyboarding house, near the beach.

Source: IBA World Tour

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