IBA Bodyboarding - Sumol Nazaré Special Edition





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Uploaded on Jan 13, 2012


The current world champion, Frenchman Pierre Louis Costes, won the fifth edition of the Sumol Nazaré Special Edition, that took place this Sunday, January 8th, at Praia do Norte, in Nazaré, Portugal.

"I'm very happy for this victory, because this is a very important competition for me, it's a very difficult championship. I was also here in the last two editions and this one was the best. The waves were smaller, but were better to make maneuvers. It was a great success. Now I live in Portugal and winning here is like winning at home. I'm stoked with this first place", said Pierre Louis Costes, who made 46,90 points (in 60 points possible), in the sum of the two best waves of the first and second rounds and the final, the best score ever in Sumol Nazaré Special Edition.

Praia do Norte delivered amazing waves, between two and 3.5 meters. After two very competitive rounds, with aerial maneuvers and deep barrels, Pierre Louis Costes, Elliot Morales, Dino Carmo, Tiago Moita Silva, Silvano Lourenço and António Cardoso went to the final. It was a very exciting final, as all the athletes were very near in ability and any of them could win the title. Pierre Louis Costes and António Cardoso stood out from the others, finishing two huge barrels each. There was also a massive invert of "Tó" Cardoso that allowed him to win second place of the competition.

One of the standouts of the event was the Canary Island rider Elliot Morales with an incomplete 720 aerial reverse and a huge reverse air awarded with a perfect ten.

According to Nuno Amado, from the organization of the Sumol Nazaré Special Edition, "this edition was the best ever. The size of the waves allowed the athletes to hit the lip harder, fly higher and show all kind of maneuvers bodyboard has to offer".

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