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Reunion Island’s Amaury Lavernhe world champion boogie 2014!

Reunion Island’s Amaury Lavernhe world champion boogie 2014! ( The French and Reunion Island bodyboarder, Amaury Lavernhe, became professional world champion boogie this Sunday, September 28, in Sintra, Portugal. He won the World Tour for the second time after his first title in 2010.

Amaury Lavernhe concludes 2014 cannonball as third in Brazil in July, and winner in Chile in August. He took second place in the final stage of the Bodyboarding World Tour in Portugal on Sunday, September 28.

The islander, already world champion in 2010, was rewarded for his efforts after a 2013 season that saw him finish in an equal first with Australian Ben Player.

The revenge of the last year

Leader of the world rankings after the step of Arica in Chile, Amaury Lavernhe descended back to third in the world, following the second Chilean Antofagasta stage. It is his compatriot, Pierre-Louis Costes, who was then leader of the circuit and had the cards before the final stage this week in Sintra. Pierre-Louis Costes was knocked out early (25th), leaving the way open for Amaury Lavernhe, the Spaniard Alex Uranga, and South African Jared Houston. These two disappearing into eighths and quarter-finals, Moz has been mathematically crowned by reaching the semifinals of the Portuguese competition.

The double world champion boogie and Honorary Ambassador of Reunion Island participates in three weeks in the championships of France in Hossegor (October 18-26), as part of the fiftieth anniversary of the French Surfing Federation.

Bodyboarding, what is it?

Bodyboarding is a flexible short plank about five feet long (152, 5 cm), with part of the outer coating which is flexible (polyethylene foam). Developed by Californian Tom Morey in 1971, it is most often used when lying down (prone). The bodyboarder, with the help of a pair of short fins, essentially creates early departures. The bodyboard differs from surfing especially in the specificity of his repertoire of maneuvers, which are often dramatic and complex, claiming excellent gymnastic skills.

MEDIA CONTACT: Reunion Island Tourism Board, Tel: +33 810 160 000, Fax: +262 262 21 00 21, Web:

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