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Arica Tag


14 July – Just after my victory in Brazil at Itacoatiara, I arrived in Arica full of motivation but with a bit of pressure: as the 2014 World Champ and the champion of the previous edition. This wave is powerful, consistent and this is one of my favorite wave on tour.

Consequently, I keep strongly focused, from the beginning until the end. I fight step by step, one score after one score, with one aim in head: winning each heat. It asks for physical and mental resistance.

In a heat, until the last second, nothing is lost. Everything can happen if you believe it can happen.

On the final, with Jared Houston, the waves are a big smaller and I know that I have to score some waves early in the heat. In the first five minutes, I get 18pts. Jared has 25 minutes to overpass my score. Late in the heat, his 9,5pts invert allows Jared to get 18pts too.  So what? In a final suspenseful exchange with 20 seconds remaining on the clock, we both take off on a split peak. This last effort is no avail. We are ex-aequo when the bell rings. The rule is simple: Jared wins on a tiebreaker with his higher score. 9,5pts.
Congrats buddy you did an amazing contest !

Thanks to all the people involved in the organisation of this contest, by far the most consistent wave on tour. Ten years already that I am coming in Arica and I cant wait to come back to surf Gringo again !

See more pics in my gallery  ARICA 2015
BocaNegra video Moz in Arica


Itacoatiara 2015

26 june – Coming back from Indonesia with my family, we spend nice days in Europe before leaving to Rio.

A long flight Denpasar-Amsterdam-Paris-Bordeaux. One night in France just to rest for one day. Then on Saturday, Magdalena and I both fly to Lisboa (Portugal) for PLC’s wedding day. Our plane is late and a huge traffic jam from the airport to the beach could make us miss the event. Fortunately, we arrive at the ceremony just five minutes before the bride … and we spend a fantastic sleepless night with our friends. Back to Bordeaux on Sunday, we really need to sleep and to rest a little bit to forget the jetlag from Bali. As soon as we recover, it is time to leave to Rio for the 1st step of the 2015 APB Tour.

During the comp, we live in a nice house, next to the beach, easy to cook, train, enjoy the family life before and during the contest.

I feel no pressure, just a big pleasure to be there among passionate riders.

As I am the current World Champ, I know that I will be carefully watched. Anyway I feel positive. A good swell is coming, the waves are big for the first day and I have to keep focused and confident. The presence of my family is a good way to low the pressure. When you play with your child, you forget the world around and just feel good.

This contest is really physical, tactical and as it is a beachbreak, the waves change all the time so you have to be aware and always watch the ocean.

It is always a pleasure to compet in Brasil with the biggest bodyboarding community in the world.
Obrigado to the organisation and see you guys next year for another great event !

See more pics in my gallery  BRAZIL 2015
Watch the Highlights of the Itacoatiara Pro 2015
Watch the video ITW on a Brasilian TV Amaury LAVERNE and his family life