By: Bella Papadopoulou.
Sun, cheering and lots of surf is how this past weekend in Itacaré can be described, when the surfing contest Bivolt of Surf and Bodyboard by Smolder and Backdoor was held at the beach of Tiririca.
The winner of the open category was local Iago Silva that recently also came second in the national championship of Billabong Brasileiro 2012. Over 120 young athletes gathered on Saturday and Sunday morning on the beach, each one of them trying to show their best performance on the famous waves of Tiririca.
12 year old Gabriel Garrido from Salvador took place in the competition and sent a positive message to all young people out there saying that surfing is a good way to stay healthy and happy and spend time outdoors and away from bad sideways and habits.
Amongst the athletes was also local surfer Mariana Padilla, who got the third place in the feminine finals and said that “the level of the competition is very high because most of the participants train here in Tiririca and therefore achieve a high level of surf”.
Just like Gabriel, everyone was excited that the contest was held at the beach of Tiririca where the waves always are inviting to good rides. Thor Costa has been renting surf equipment for over 10 years in his shop in the street of Pituba and has over the years seen the surfloving crowd in Itacaré.
The reason Itacaré is so dominated by surf is not only because of the vibe but also because of its geographical positions. The localization of the beaches is in a perfect spot for the swell to enter and that is why the waves always break so beautifully” says Thor.
Victor Kruschewsky, media advisory and promoter of the event, says that the reason that they had chosen this beach for the competition is because it’s one of the favorite surf spots in south Bahia.
“There are good waves, beautiful people, it’s a sunny day and people of all ages are sharing this joyful vibe” said Victor.