Niterói (RJ), April 29th, 2019

The Itacoatiara Pro, the first stop on the 2019 APB WGS Tour, was confirmed by Niterói City Hall, through the Municipal Sports and Leisure Secretariat, and Neltur & will be held  from June 6-19.

The biggest event in Niterói’s sporting calendar reaches its eighth consecutive year reaffirming all its tradition and success. The best athletes in the world will face the heavy waves of Itacoatiara fighting for R$150.000,00 in prizes and decisive points for the world title.

Itacoatiara is considered one of the best beaches in the world for bodyboarding and has huge waves in June. It is important for Niterói to receive an event of this magnitude, since it stimulates the athletes and economically moves the municipality. It’s a long-awaited event on our calendar, “commented Luiz Carlos Gallo, Municipal Secretary for Sport and Recreation.

In addition to being a Grand Slam on the APB World Circuit Association of Professional Bodyboarders, the competition also includes the first stage of the Brazilian bodyboarding circuit CBRASB, which elevates the event to the status of a sports festival with more than 250 competitors, a large-scale content production and online audience that reaches millions of people in more than 125 countries across the globe.

The visibility that the event has in the media gives Niterói a tourist status of first wave waves like Hawaii, Australia and Nazaré in Portugal. This has made our winter a kind of high tourist season and Neltur will endeavor to make this event even bigger, “says the president of Neltur, Luiz Fernandes Braga.

Athletes from Niterói and the environment gain extra incentive from the organization.

For the athletes living in Niteroi and Itacoatiara, the news is even more encouraging, since for them the direction of the competition will offer facilities.

The entry fee will be reduced for athletes from Niteroi who intend to compete in the triage. We can not exempt them from the obligation to join APB, but we believe that reducing the cost of registration by 50% will stimulate the participation of more niteroienses in the event, including the new generation, “said Giuliano Lara, creator of the event.

According to the APB, Itacoatiara Pro has become the largest bodyboarding event in the world, adding in the period a broad entertainment program and socio-environmental inclusion actions, which will be carried out with the participation of public and community students in partnership with the Secretariat Municipality of Education and INEA / PESET, which regulate activities within the Serra da Tiririca State Park where the beach is located.

Entry for this year’s event is 100% on-line entries close June 8th 2019.

Press Information: Danilo Caboclo –  – 48 9.9177-8099

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