CURRENT EVENTS: Bodyboarding News
In This Edition: RIP Chuy Silva, Hubboards Launched, Jacob Romero Signs with Reeflex USA, Yoan Florantin Voted 2012 IBA Rookie of the Year, Daniel Ferreira to Compete as Pro in 2013
REST IN PEACE, CHUY SILVA
PUERTO ESCONDIDO, MEXICO- Mexican bodyboarder Chuy Silva died tragically in a motorbike accident.
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ORLANDO, FLORIDA- World champion bodyboarders and brothers Jeff and Dave Hubbard have unveiled their new line of bodyboards, HUBBOARDS, at the Surf Expo trade show in Orlando, Florida.
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JACOB ROMERO SIGNS WITH REEFLEX WETSUITS USA
MAUI, HAWAII- Hawaiian ripper Jacob Romero has sign with Reeflex Wetsuits USA for 2013. For more information, visit www.reeflexwetsuitsusa.com and check out "Reeflex Wetsuits USA" on Facebook to "like" their page.
YOAN FLORENTIN VOTED 2012 IBA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
REUNION ISLAND, FRANCE- Frenchman Yoan Florantin has been voted the 2012 IBA Rookie of the Year for his exceptional performances on the 2012 Grand Slam Series (GSS) and Global Qualifier Series (GQS) events which resulted in his qualifying for the top 24 on the 2013 GSS world tour. For more information on this story, please visit the following link:
DANIEL FERREIRA TO COMPETE AS PRO IN 2013
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRASIL- After winning four amateur championships in the past two years, 19-year-old Brazilian Daniel Ferreira has declared his intentions to compete professionally beginning in 2013. The 2011/2012 FEBBRJ (Federation of Bodyboarding of Rio de Janeiro) Open Amateur Champion as well as the 2011/2012 Rio Carioca tour Open Amateur Champion, Daniel got a taste of international competition last year at the IBA world tour's events in Chile and Brasil.
His solid performances in the Trials at Itacoatiara not only caught the attention of some of bodyboarding's elite riders, but provided Ferreira with the extra confidence and motivation to decide to pursue bodyboarding at the professional level. For 2013, he plans to compete within the pro divisions on the FEBBRJ and Carioca tour events, along with select IBA world tour events.