Tuesday, April 9, 2013

CURRENT EVENTS: Bodyboarding News

CURRENT EVENTS: Bodyboarding News

IN THIS EDITION: Dubb Wins in Peru, Jeff Hubbard Day, Florantin Signs with ID, Vargas Goes Full-Time with Creed SUP, 2013 IBA Annaelle Challenge Specialty Event Confirmed, Australian GSS event confirmed.


DUBB WINS IN PERU

  PERU-  5x DK World Champion Dave Hubbard has won the 2013 IBA Peruvian Inka Challenge.  With this win, Dave was awarded 2200 points which moves him into the #1 ranking, currently, on the 2012 IBA DKWT.  Here are the highlights from Peru:


For more information on this story, all of the latest news, updates, rankings and more be sure to visit:

www.ibaworldtour.com


JEFF HUBBARD DAY OBSERVED IN KAUAI


  KAUAI, HAWAII-  3x World Champion Jeff Hubbard was honored for his accomplishments on his home island of Kauai.  Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. proclaimed April 2nd 2013 to be Jeff Hubbard Day.  In a small ceremony which included the mayor, Jeff, and the Hubbard family Jeff received a framed proclamation from the mayor and the county of Kauai.




YOAN FLORANTIN SIGNS WITH ID BODYBOARDS

  REUNION ISLAND, FRANCE-  2012 IBA Rookie of the Year Yoan Florantin has signed with ID Bodyboards.  The new sponsorship deal was announced over the weekend (Sautrday, 6 April) on the ID Boards Facebook page and confirmed on Yoan´s Facebook page as well.


MANNY VARGAS GOES FULL-TIME WITH CREED SUP


  SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA-  In an official announcement on his blog, Manny V in the Water,  Manny Vargas announced that he has taken a full-time job with Creed SUP.  For all of the details regarding this story, be sure to visit Manny´s blog:

http://www.mannyvinthewater.blogspot.com.br/2013/03/going-full-time-full-bore.html

Also, be sure to visit this link for RIPTIDE magazine´s coverage of the story:

http://www.riptidemag.com.au/news/1459-manny-vargas-leaves-the-iba-world-tour



2013 ANNAELLE CHALLENGE SPECIALTY EVENT CONFIRMED


  ANNAELLE, FRANCE-  In an official announcement from the IBA, made in a video release (seen above) by 2010 World Champion Amaury Lavernhe and 2011 Miss France Laury Thilleman, the 2013 Annaelle Challenge has been confirmed as an IBA specialty event.  This invitation-only competition will feature 20 riders and a waiting period running from August 15th to November 26th, 2013.  Be sure to stay tuned to the following links for all of the latest news and updates regarding Annaelle:

www.annaellechallenge.com

www.ibaworldtour.com


AUSTRALIAN GSS EVENT CONFIRMED


  NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA-  The IBA has officially confirmed event #2 on the 2013 IBA GoPro Bodyboarding World Tour Grand Slam Series.  The NSW South Coast Mobile Challenge looks to run in the Kiama region with a waiting period of April 18th through May 1st.  For the official press release, please visit the following link:

http://ibaworldtour.com/2013/03/australian-grand-slam-series-confirmed/


  Well, that´s everything for this edition of CURRENT EVENTS.  Until the next time, I´m Steve "Action" Jackson.  I´ll see you out in the water...YEEEWWW!!!

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