World Title Showdown!
The 2015 APB World Bodyboard Title Showdown is about to commence next week in puerto Rico at the Encanto Pro Cultura www.encantopropr.com at “Middles Beach” in Isabela.
Jared Houston (Sth Africa) who now resides in Puerto Rico will be competing in the most important contest of his career to win his first ever World Title. Houston currently sits in first position on the APB Leaderboard (5674 points) ahead of 2 x and current World Champion Amuary Lavernhe (Reunion Island) who is right on his heels (5638 Points) and also in the battle for the title is 2011 World Champ Pierre Louis Costes (France) with (5004 Points).
Lavernhe started the year off with a bang by taking victory in the first event of 2015 – The Itacoatiara Pro, Brasil. He went on to Arica Chile to claim second place to Houston in what some spectators are calling the final of a lifetime! The 30 minute man-on-man battle was an unbelievable heat to witness. Lavernhe had combo’d Houston within 8 minutes leaving Houston up against the ropes. Houston the warrior, fought back and beat Lavernhe by 0.25 of a point to win his maiden Arica Chilean Challenge and move into second position on leaderboard.
PLC had a slow start to the year with no great results on the South American leg and sat back in 11th position until the European leg kicked off. PLC started his run late and came out with an event victory in Portugal at the Sintra Pro and left the rest of the field including Lavernhe to settle on a 25th place and Houston with a 5th.
The most recent event- the Nazare Pro (Portugal) was where everything got interesting with Houston & PLC both reaching the 4 man final. Houston showed too much skill in the tough surfing conditions and proved to the world that his presence at the top is here to stay and was crowned the Nazare Pro champion and jumped Lavernhe on the leaderboard with only one event remaining. PLC also followed suit and jumped up to 3rd on rankings with Lavernhe in 2nd.
With such a tight race, this is going to be one of the best battles in the sports history! Updates to come daily on facebook, Instagram and youtube / APBTOUR and watch live webcast from Nov 5 at: http://apbtour.com/live