Lavernhe regains his lead after falling down to third place
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 29 September, 2014 - The Frenchman Amaury Lavernhe became a professional world champ in bodyboarding in Sintra, Portugal. He won the World Tour for the second time after his first title in 2010. Amaury Lavernhe concluded 2014 with a bang. He took third in Brazil in July and took first the following month in Chile. To finish off the season he took second place in the final stage of Bodyboarding World Tour on Sunday, Portugal.
Lavernhe was the leader of the world rankings after the stop in Chile,but fell back to third place after the Second World Chilean Antofagasta stage. It was his compatriot Pierre-Louis Coste then leader of the circuit who had the best hand going into the final stage this week in Sintra.
Costes suffered an upset and was knocked out early (25th), leaving the door open for Lavernhe, the Spaniard Alex Uranga and South African Jared Houston. These two then disappear in the eighth and then into quarters, Lavernhe mathematically crowned by reaching the semifinals of the Portuguese contest.
The French Surfing Federation congratulats the double world champion who will participate in the championships held in Hossegor France (18-26 October) as part of the 50th anniversary of the FFSurf!