Monday, June 25, 2012

HISTORY: Bodyboarding World Champions

HISTORY: Bodyboarding World Champions

  Here it is!  This is a comprehensive list of Bodyboarding's World Champions (Men's, Women's, Drop Knee, and Pro Junior) as compiled by Craig Hadden of the APB and updated, annually, by me.  This is our sport!  These are our champions!

2x Men's World Champion Pierre Louis Costes.

YEAR - ORGANIZATION - CHAMPION - COUNTRY

MEN'S  WORLD CHAMPIONS:

2017 - ???

2016 - APB - Pierre Louis Costes - France

2015 - APB - Jared Houston - South Africa

2014 - APB - Amaury Lavernhe - Reunion Island

2013 - IBA - Ben Player - Australia

2012 - IBA - Jeff Hubbard - Hawaii

2011 - IBA - Pierre Louis Costes - France

2010 - IBA - Amaury Lavernhe - Reunion Island

2009 - IBA - Jeff Hubbard- Hawaii

2008 - IBA - Uri Valadao - Brazil

2007 - IBA - Ben Player - Australia

2006 - IBA - Jeff Hubbard - Hawaii

2005 - IBA - Ben Player - Australia

2004 - IBA - Damian King - Australia

2003 - GOB - Damian King - Australia

2002 - GOB - Guilherme Tamega - Brazil

2001 - GOB - Guilherme Tamega - Brazil

2000 - GOB - Paulo Barcellos - Brazil

1999 - GOB - Andre Botha - South Africa

1998 - GOB - Andre Botha - South Africa

1997 - GOB - Guilherme Tamega - Brazil

1996 - GOB - Guilherme Tamega - Brazil

1995 - GOB - Guilherme Tamega - Brazil

1994 - *GOB (Global Oraganization of Bodyboarders) - Guilherme Tamega - Brazil
1994 - *APB (Association of Professional Bodyboarders) - Mike Stewart - Hawaii
(*transition from APB Pipe Championship to GOB as governing organization for bodyboarding's first world tour)

1993 - APB - Michael "Eppo" Eppelstun - Australia

1992 - Honolulu Bodysurfing Club - Mike Stewart - Hawaii

1991 - Honolulu Bodysurfing Club - Mike Stewart - Hawaii

1990 - Honolulu Bodysurfing Club - Mike Stewart - Hawaii

1989 - Honolulu Bodysurfing Club - Mike Stewart - Hawaii

1988 - Honolulu Bodysurfing Club - Mike Stewart - Hawaii

1987 - Honolulu Bodysurfing Club - Mike Stewart - Hawaii

1986 - Honolulu Bodysurfing Club - Ben Severson - Hawaii

1985 - Honolulu Bodysurfing Club - Mike Stewart - Hawaii

*1984 - NO CHAMPION CROWNED THIS YEAR (*Pipeline Championship was originally scheduled for December 1984, but was rescheduled and run in January 1985)

1983 - Honolulu Bodysurfing Club - Mike Stewart - Hawaii

1982 - Honolulu Bodysurfing Club - Daniel Kaimi - Hawaii

6x World Champion Guilherme Tamega (Brazil), 3x World Champion Jeff Hubbard (Hawaii), and 9x World Champion Mike Stewart (Hawaii) at an autograph signing promo during the 2010 Buzios Pro in Brazil.


WOMEN'S WORLD CHAMPIONS:

4x Women's World Champion Isabela Sousa.

2017 - ???

2016 - APB - Isabela Sousa - Brazil

2015 - APB - Alexandra Rinder - Canary Islands

2014 - APB - Alexandra Rinder - Canary Islands

2013 - IBA - Isabela Sousa - Brazil

2012 - IBA - Isabela Sousa - Brazil

2011 - IBA - Eunate Aguirre - Basque

2010 - IBA - Isabela Sousa - Brazil

2009 - IBA - Neymara Carvalho - Brazil

2008 - IBA - Neymara Carvalho - Brazil

2007 - IBA - Neymara Carvalho - Brazil

2006 - IBA - Marina Taylor - Canary Islands

2005 - IBA - Kira Llewellyn - Australia

2004 - IBA - Neymara Carvalho - Brazil

2003 - GOB - Neymara Carvalho - Brazil

2002 - GOB - Stephanie Pettersen - Brazil

2001 - GOB - Soraia Rocha - Brazil

2000 - GOB - Soraia Rocha - Brazil

1999 - GOB - Karla Costa - Brazil

1998 - GOB - Mariana Nogueira - Brazil

1997 - GOB - Daniela Freitas - Brazil

1996 - GOB - Daniela Freitas - Brazil

*1995 - GOB - Claudia Ferrari - Brazil
*1995 - Mariana Nogueira - Brazil
(*transition from Pipeline Championship to GOB World Tour)

1994 - Stephanie Pettersen - Brazil

1993 - Stephanie Pettersen - Brazil

1992 - Mariana Nogueira - Brazil

1991 - Glenda Koslowski - Brazil

1990 - Stephanie Pettersen - Brazil

1995 Women's World Champion Claudia Ferrari and 1999 Women's World Champion Karla Costa. North Shore 2011.

DROP KNEE WORLD CHAMPIONS:

8x Drop Knee World Champion Dave Hubbard.

2017 - ???

2016 - APB - Dave Hubbard - Hawaii

2015 - APB - Dave Hubbard - Hawaii

2014 - APB - Dave Hubbard - Hawaii

2013 - IBA - Dave Hubbard - Hawaii

2012 - IBA - Sacha Specker - South Africa

2011 - IBA - Damian King - Australia

2010 - IBA - Cesar Bauer - Peru

2009 - IBA - Dave Hubbard - Hawaii

2008 - IBA - Dave Hubbard - Hawaii

2007 - NO CHAMPION CROWNED THIS YEAR

2006 - IBA - Dave Hubbard - Hawaii

2005 - IBA - Dave Hubbard - Hawaii

Damian King (Australia) was crowned the 2011 IBA DK World Champion, becoming the first rider in bodyboarding history to have won world titles in both the Men's tour (2003, 2004) and the Drop Knee tour. Kingy clinched the DK title at the 2011 Encanto Pro Puerto Rico.

2x Pro Junior World Champion Socrates Santana.

PRO JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONS:

2017 - ???

2016 - APB - Socrates Santana - Brazil

*2015 - APB - Socrates Santana - Brazil

*2014 - APB - Tristan Roberts - South África

*The 2014 Pro Junior World Champion was crowned at the Sintra Portugal Pro in a single, stand-alone championship event.  2015 was the first year of the APB Pro Junior World Tour with four events (Itacoatiara in Brazil, Antofagasta in Chile, Sintra in Portugal, and the season finale in Puerto Rico).

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