Itacoatiara has a historic Sunday with 3 meter waves surfing

Praia de Itacoatiara, in Niterói-RJ, was the scene this Sunday of the second window of the Itacoatiara Big Waves, one of many most important large wave occasions within the nation. This time, the athletes surfed on the well-known Laje do Shock (behind Pedra do Pampo Club), with waves of two.5 to 3 meters. Famous surfers corresponding 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 the perfect, however it had excellent circumstances and a excessive stage of problem. It was one other day of studying. I did not get the perfect ones, however we’ll do one other session quickly to enhance the rating. I used to be properly 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 huge, quick and robust waves. In addition to the principle seaside, the place surfers typically take tubes whereas paddling, there may be additionally the Shock slab. The uncovered rocks and the power of the waves make this peak probably the most harmful in Brazil for surfers. On the board, towing is extra widespread 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 in regards to the measurement of the waves, however the proportion that appears smaller, however it’s big, as a result of the place shouldn’t be simple, as a result of it has rocks and the waves develop shut. the rocks We are very completely satisfied 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 seat 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 1st and August thirty first. This is the primary simultaneous huge wave and tow-in competitors in Brazil. A most of 5 classes will probably 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 even take part within the competitors.

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

Depending on the circumstances, occasion calls are made prematurely. The group offers a yellow mild, when there may be a good forecast however it isn’t sure that it’s going to occur, and a inexperienced mild, nailing the day of the occasion.

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