EN // It might be known as ‘The battle of the backflip’ at Kiama beach today as multiple world champion Pierre-Louis Costes (France) and world title contender Sammy Morretino (Hawaii) put on a dizzying display of aerial bodyboarding for the huge local crowd. Both riders dispatched of in-form riders Eder Luciano (Brazil) and Dave Winchester (Australia) in tightly contested semi-finals to secure their rightful place in the final.

This win for PLC strengthens his hold on the 2019 world title lead in the rankings but he is still no sure thing. With the best 3 Grand Slam events and best QEST event counting towards the world rankings this year, a strong performance by PLC in Sintra (the final QEST of the year) next week will be critical before the final Grand Slam at El Fronton in the Canary Islands.

The APB Tour moves to Europe for the final two events of the competitive year, the Sintra Pro and Fronton King, where a new world champion or Pierre-Louis Costes will be crowned APB World Champion. Anticipation is high and the bodyboarding world is in for a treat.