The waves of Arda beach, in northern Portugal, will once again host the best junior bodyboarders in the world as the Association of Professional Bodyboarders (APB) World Pro Junior Championships get underway from September 19 to 22.
At stake is the 2019 Pro Junior World Champion title and the corresponding prize money of $10,000.
Last years champion Armide Soliveres will return to Viana do Castelo for the event, in an attempt to regain the title he won in 2018 at Arda.
“My expectations are to try to keep the title. I know it will be very difficult, but now and in the years to come, all I seek to achieve will always be with all my might”, says Soliveres.
APB is thrilled that Viana do Castelo will host the first standalone Pro Junior World Bodyboard Championship starting tomorrow.
“Last year’s competition was a booming success, but the juniors played second to the Men’s Division. This year, however, it’s all about the juniors. And we have young athletes coming from all over the world with aspirations to be the 2019 Pro Junior World Champion” says Terry McKenna, APB World Tour Manager, adding: “We think this is a milestone for the sport and the beginning of a big movement for Juniors in bodyboarding”.
The Municipality of Viana do Castelo was forever linked with the World Tour of Bodyboarding, for organizing their first event outside of Hawaii in 1994.
The organization ran consecutive APB World Tour events between 2016 and 2018 was considered a perfect host by the APB, with junior development being high on their list of priorities.
The 2019 event, will be the seventh year in which Viana do Castelo organizes an event of the World Tour of Bodyboarding. A new historical page will be written in the bodyboarding history books come Sundays final.
The Viana World Bodyboard Pro Junior is organized by Surf Club de Viana, in partnership with the APB and the City Council of Viana do Castelo.
Info & draws for the event will be on the APB Facebook page tonight.
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