Itacoatiara has a historic Sunday with 3 meter waves surfing

Itacoatiara Beach, in Niterói-RJ, was this Sunday the scene of the second window of Itacoatiara Big Waves, one of many primary big wave occasions within the nation. This time, the athletes surfed the well-known Laje do Shock (behind Pedra do Pampo Club), with waves of two.5 to 3 meters. Famous surfers similar to Lucas Chumbo, Katie McConnell (USA) and Gabriel Sampaio have been current on the occasion.


Lucas Chumbo surfing in Itacoatia — Photo: Matheus Couto/Disclosure

– It was a dream come true. The sea was not one of the best, but it surely had superb situations and a excessive stage of problem. It was one other day of studying. I did not get one of the best ones, however we’ll do one other session quickly to enhance the rating. I used to be effectively related with Lucas Fink and we did our greatest. It is essential to carry this occasion in Brazil. Big Surf wants that – celebrated Lucas Chumbo.

Itacoatiara is understood for its large, quick and robust waves. In addition to the primary seaside, the place surfers usually take tubes whereas paddling, there’s the Shock slab. The uncovered rocks and the drive of the wave make this peak one of the crucial harmful in Brazil for surfers. On the board, towing is extra frequent in surfing, the place the surfer is towed by a water ski.

Surfers in tow in Itacoatia — Photo: Tony D’Andrea/Disclosure

– The stage of problem confronted by the surfers was very excessive. At this stage of the competitors, we’re not solely speaking concerning the measurement of the waves, however the proportion that appears smaller, however it’s large, as a result of the place isn’t simple, as a result of it has rocks and the waves develop shut. the rocks We are very pleased with this stage and that the trailer was launched so professionally and with out an accident. This is essential for the competitors and for the consolidation of Niterói because the headquarters of BIG Wave – acknowledged Alexey Wanick, president of the Niterói Big Wave and Tow-In Surfing Association.

IBW 2022 has two modes within the competitors: tow-in (Shock slab) and rowing (Itacoatiara seaside). In every modality, surfers can ship a most of 10 waves per video to the group between June 1 and August 31. This is the primary simultaneous large wave and tow competitors in Brazil. A most of 5 periods can be held within the window of the occasion, 2 with the assistance of water snowboarding, two in rowing and one on the discretion of the group. Cameramen and pilots (tow-in) may also take part within the competitors.

Gabriel Sampaio surfing in Itacoatia — Photo: Matheus Couto/Disclosure

Depending on the situations, occasion calls are made upfront. The group offers a yellow mild, when there’s a good forecast however it’s not sure that it’ll occur, and a inexperienced mild, nailing the day of the occasion.

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