Monday, January 28, 2013

CURRENT EVENTS: Bodyboarding News

CURRENT EVENTS: Bodyboarding News

IN THIS EDITION:  Pipeline Wildcards Announced, Grand Flavour Signs Tanner McDaniel, USBA 2012 Final Rankings

PIPELINE WILDCARDS ANNOUNCED

  OAHU, HAWAII-  Last week, the IBA (International Bodyboarding Association) announced the Wildcard selections for the 2013 Pipe Challenge (February 15th through March 1st).   The chosen competitors are as follows:

Hawaiian legend Kainoa McGee will compete as a Wildcard in both the Mens Pro and DK Pro  at the 2013 IBA Pipe Challenge.  Photo: IBA.

(MEN'S PRO WILDCARDS)
Spencer Skipper (Hawaii)
Kainoa McGee (Hawaii)
Alistair Taylor (South Africa)
Andre Botha (South Africa)

(WOMEN'S PRO WILDCARDS)
Aoi Koike (Japan)
Claudia Ferrari (Brasil)

(DK PRO WILDCARDS)
Kainoa McGee (Hawaii)
Miles Kauhaahaa (Hawaii)
Bud Miyamoto (Hawaii)
Micah McMullin (Hawaii)
Chris Won Taloa (Hawaii)
Joe Jordanoff (Hawaii)
Marcus Rodriguez (Hawaii)
Cole Hansen (Hawaii)

For more information on the 2013 Pipe Challenge and all the latest news from the IBA World Tour, please be sure to check out "IBA World Tour" on Facebook and visit the official website:
www.ibaworldtour.com


GRAND FLAVOUR CLOTHING SIGNS TANNER MCDANIEL

Hawaiian Tanner McDaniel is the newest member of the Grand Flavour team.


  Australian-based clothing company Grand Flavour has signed Hawaiian supergrom Tanner McDaniel.  Tanner joins the likes of 2x World Champion Ben Player, Dave Winchester, and Jared Houston as a member of the GF team.  To check out the Grand Flavour clothing line and learn more about it's team, be sure to visit "Grand Flavour" on Facebook as well as their official website:
www.grandflavour.com


USBA 2012 FINAL RANKINGS



  With the impending announcement from the USBA (United States Bodyboarding Association) 2013 schedule coming up in the next week or two, here is a look back at the year-end standings from the 2012 US National Championship Tour season.

(MEN'S PRO DIVISION)
1.  Jeff Hubbard (Hawaii)
2.  Dave Hubbard (Hawaii)
3.  Kahekili Labatte (Hawaii)
4.  Matt Holzman (Hawaii)
5.  Sammy Morretino (Hawaii)
6.  Jacob Romero (Hawaii)
7.  Keahi Parker (Hawaii)
8.  Jacob Vandervelde (Hawaii)
9.  Trevor Kam (Hawaii)
10.  Tanner McDaniel (Hawaii)

(WOMEN'S PRO DIVISION)
1.  Roberta Bitzer (Brasil)
2.  Izamar Vivas (Venezuela)
3.  Karla Costa Taylor (Brasil)
4.  Claudia Ferrari (Brasil)
5.  Isbelia Valdivieso (Venezuela)
6.  Lumar Guitard (Venezuela)
7.  Liana Carson (Hawaii)
8.  Alejandra Altuve (Venezuela)
9.  Yanary Romero (Venezuela)
10.  Natasha Overin (California)

(DK PRO DIVISION)
1.  Dave Hubbard (Hawaii)
2.  Sammy Morretino (Hawaii)
3.  Brian Stoehr (Maryland)
4.  Pohaku Kekaualua (Hawaii)
5.  Alan Lamphere (Hawaii)
6.  Dan Worley (Florida)
7.  David Phillips (Hawaii)
8.  Pat Hemenway (New Jersey)
=9.  Bud Miyamoto (Hawaii)
=9.  Kawika Kamai (Hawaii)
=9.  Kahekili Labatte (Hawaii)

For more information on the USBA, including final 2012 amateur rankings, as well as all of the latest news and schedules, please be sure to check out "USBA Tour" on Facebook and visit the official website:
www.usbatour.com

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