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Latin Boardmasters brilliance

Boardmasters surfer
A surfer pulls throws his weight at Boardmasters
Photographers on the beach with their paparazzi lenses have been jumping for joy.

More great surfing conditions and sunshine at last! Thursday started to look a picture postcard image.

The Brazilian surfers are becoming a real force to contend with. There has not yet been a Brazilian world champion of surfing but surely it is only a matter of time.

Why do they do so well? Well, these Latin American riders are kings of the tactical game.

They have mastered the art of paddling close to your opponent and getting into a priority position for waves, which is a sure fire way of securing the best rides when it is done well.

The only area now where the British riders are still going strong is on the vert ramp! The skateboarders and BMX riders have been pulling off their biggest stunts for the crowds.

see also
Brazilian top scores at Fistral
08 Aug 08 |  Other sport...
Big Wednesday at the Boardmasters
07 Aug 08 |  Other sport...
Boardmasters 2008 gets underway
06 Aug 08 |  Other sport...
Making waves at Boardmasters
05 Aug 08 |  Other sport...
Fistral prepared for Boardmasters
04 Aug 08 |  Other sport...
Cornish aim high at Boardmasters
04 Aug 08 |  Other sport...

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