What was supposed to have been the fifth and final day of competition for the Viana World Bodyboard Championships became the penultimate day of competition, after thick fog wreaked havoc with judges and competitors.
The final day of competition started off late in the day due to fog, with organizers able to find the opportunity to send the Pro Junior semi-finalists into the water.
Both semi-finals were absolute nail-biters in every sense of the word, with 0.1 and 0.25 separating riders on both occasions. In semi-final 1, Armide Soliveres, who has certainly been the most in form competitor of the event, was able to edge past Noah Capdeville on his way to the final, while high-flying Brazilian Luan Tavares was able to get the upper hand on Javier Zerpa Dominguez in semi-final number 2.
Officials had hoped to get the Pro Junior Final completed before the fog set in too think, but after 12 minutes of the 30-minute final, the fog proved too strong and the final was put on hold. At the time of stoppage, Soliveres was in a commanding lead with 15.65 and Tavares chasing with a heat score total of 8.75.
The remainder of the day did not see the fog lift, so it was decided that the final would be completed on Monday morning, seeing an extra day added to the program.
There are 18 minutes of this final left to be surfed, and at the end of it all a Pro Junior World Champion will be crowned.
Tune in for all the live action online tomorrow.
All pics by: Tó Mané www.tomanephotos.com