The updated APB men’s World Bodyboarding Tour rankings are in and things are certainly looking interesting.
With just two rounds left to go, starting with the Nazare Pro today, reigning world champion Amaury Lavernhe still holds a slim lead over the rest of the competition on 4972 points.
But it is in the minor placings where things get interesting.
After a runner-up finish at Sintra, South Africa’s Iain Campbell has moved up into second place on the rankings with 4714 points, while Sintra champion and 2011 world champion Pierre-Louis Costes has moved up four places into third (4598 points).
Hot on PLC’s heels are Uri Valadao (4544), Jared Houston (4522) and Australia’s Lewy Finnegan (4516), who are all less than 100 points apart from each other.
However, while there are six events on this year’s APB Tour, only the best four results will count. This means that Lavernhe’s disappointing 25th place finish at Sintra can be dropped. The same goes for Houston’s 25th place at Itacoatiara and Lewy’s 17th at Arica.
The final two rounds of the tour will offer 1800 points each to the winner.
Clear as mud, right?
So with two events to go, it is anybody’s guess as to who will win it. We suggest grabbing the popcorn and tuning into the APB live webcast.
The Nazare Pro will begin today at 4pm (AEST)
2015 APB MWT rankings after Sintra Pro Portugal
Meanwhile in the women’s world tour, things are also interesting. With Japan’s Sari Ohhara climbing all the way up to second place after a win at the Tahara Pro Japan followed by a runner-up finish at Sintra.
While Alexandra Rinder still leads the tour, will Ohhara cause an upset at Nazare?