Rounds 1-4 have been contested (feat. big ramps and punts). *UPDATED: Day 2 video highlights
Above: South Africa’s Iain Campbell with a ballsy air forward. Photo: Tony D’Andrea/APB Tour.
Yes the APB World Tour’s second stop is finally underway after a lengthy post-Pipeline hiatus, but it’s good to be back, huh? The waves were conducive for performance bodyboarding (six-foot, slabby ramps); there was a live webcast; and the Top 16 hit the water in Round 4, featuring most of the guys you’d be expecting to battle out the World Title this year (e.g. Ben Player, Amaury Lavernhe, Jared Houston, Pierre Louis Costes). Then of course there’s the legends Mike Stewart and Guilherme Tamega, the strong Brazilian contingent, and some young stars (e.g. Tanner McDaniel and David Barbosa) all in the mix too, which will ensure the next few rounds will set up some intriguing finals.
While we’re waiting for the Day 2 highlights and imagery to drop, take a peak at the results so far, plus the Day 1 and Freesurfing video highlights. Day 3 will potentially kick off at about 8pm tonight for East Coast Oz, 12am in Hawaii and noon in Spain. Stay tuned to the APB Facebook page for updates and http://apbtour.com/live for the webcast.
2014 Itacoatiara Pro Day 2 Highlights