Monday, August 5, 2013

CURRENT EVENTS: Bodyboarding News

CURRENT EVENTS: Bodyboarding News

IN THIS EDITION:  Encanto Pro Confirmed as GQS, Rio Bodyboarding International GQS Confirmed, 2013 Rio Carioca Tour Schedule Announced, USBA Sandy Beach Pro, USBA Sebastian Inlet Pro Confirmed, Tanner McDaniel Renews Contract with Science, New "Viking" model from Congo Boards, QCD Stock Boards Now Available.


2013 IBA ENCANTO PRO PUERTO RICO CONFIRMED AS GQS

2012 IBA Encanto Pro Puerto Rico Champion Jeff Hubbard.  Photo: IBA

  ISABELA, PUERTO RICO-  The IBA has confirmed the 2013 Encanto Pro as a Men's GQS (Global Qualifier Series) event, as apposed to the GSS (Grand Slam Series) status the Puerto Rico event has held for the past two years.  The competition window has also been changed, now running Oct. 23rd-27th at Middles.  As in previous years, the 2013 Encanto Pro will also run as a WWT (Women's World Tour) and DKWT (Drop Knee World Tour) event.

For more information on this story, please be sure to visit:

IBA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ibaworldtour

Official IBA Website: www.ibaworldtour.com


RIO BODYBOARDING INTERNATIONAL 2013 GQS CONFIRMED


  RIO DE JANEIRO, BRASIL-  The Rio Bodyboarding International 2013 GQS/WWT has been confirmed for September 3rd-8th at Posto 5 in Copacabana.  Building on the success of last year, this year's event will feature a $75,000 USD prize purse as well as a dual-language live webcast available in English and Portuguese.

For more information on this story, please be sure to visit:

Rio Bodyboarding International on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/RioBodyboarding

Official Website: www.riobodyboarding.com.br


2013 RIO CARIOCA TOUR SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED


  RIO DE JANEIRO, BRASIL-  The Circuito Carioca de Bodyboarding (Rio Carioca Bodyboarding tour) has confirmed it's schedule for 2013.  The four event tour will feature events at Ipanema, Copacabana, Barra da Tijuca, and Sao Conrado with a R$15,000 prize purse for each event.  Despite being a "local" tour, the Circuito Carioca draws riders from all over the country of Brasil along with the occasional international rider.   The season opener at Ipanema (August 10-11) has already confirmed 120 competitors including the likes of 2008 IBA World Champion Uri Valadao, 2012 ISA Games Champion Eder Luciano, and Venezuelan Alejandra Altuve.

For more information, please be sure to visit:

Circuito Carioca de Bodyboarding on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/CariocaBB


USBA SANDY BEACH PRO RESULTS


  OAHU, HAWAII-  The 2013 USBA Sandy Beach Pro was held on the weekend of July 6th-7th.  Some of the highlights of the event included Jeff Hubbard's perfect heat (two 10's) in his Men's Pro Semi-final, Sammy Morretino's perfect 10 on a backside DK barrel to snap, JB Hillen's consistently high scores throughout competition, last-minute heroics from Dave Hubbard, and Liana Carson's air rolls over "Sashimi Rock."  Here are the final results:

MEN'S PRO:
1- Dave Hubbard
2- JB Hillen
3- Matt Holzman
4- Jeff Hubbard

WOMEN'S PRO:
1- Liana Carson
2- Melanie Bartels
3- Claudia Ferrari
4- Akemi Zurowski

DK PRO:
1- Sammy Morretino
2- Dave Hubbard
3- Joshua Trotter
4- Willy Petrovic

Here are some video highlights:


Highlights from Videographer Marcus Rodrigues on Vimeo:
http://vimeo.com/m/70372997

For more information, please be sure to visit:

USBA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usbatour

Official Website: www.usbatour.com


USBA SEBASTIAN INLET PRO CONFIRMED


  SEBASTIAN, FLORIDA-  The Sebastian Inlet Bodyboard Pro, a USBA tour event hosted by the FBA (Florida Bodyboarding Association), has been confirmed for August 21st-25th at Sebastian Inlet State Park.


For more information, please be sure to visit:

FBA Tour on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/FloridaBodyboardAssociation?fref=ts

Official website:  www.fbatour.com


TANNER MCDANIEL RENEWS CONTRACT WITH SCIENCE BODYBOARDS


  KALAHEO, HAWAII-  Hawaiian "Supergrom" Tanner McDaniel recently renewed his contract with Science Bodyboards.

Check out Tanner's latest video clip 'Tanner McDaniel 5.0,' on Vimeo:
https://vimeo.com/70167761

For more information, please be sure to visit:

Science Bodyboards Hawaii on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/sciencebodyboardshawaii


NEW "VIKING" MODEL FROM CONGO BOARDS

New Jersey's Pat "The Viking" Hemenway showing off his new signature model from Congo Boards.
  BELMAR, NEW JERSEY-  New Jersey bodyboarder Pat Hemenway has announced the release of his new "Viking" signature model from Congo Boards.  The complete line of Congo Boards is available online and from select bodyboard retailers.

For more information, be sure to visit:

Congo Boards on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/congo.boards.7

Official Website: www.congoboards.com

Pat "The Viking" Hemenway putting his board to the test. photo: Willie Barrio.


QCD STOCK BOARDS NOW AVAILABLE

  NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA-  Bodyboard shaper Todd Quigley has expanded his QCD (Quigley Custom Designs) bodyboards to include a new line of stock boards available now.

For more information, please be sure to visit:

QCD Bodyboards on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qcdboards

Official Website: www.qcdboards.com


  Well, that's all for now.  Until the next time, I'm Steve "Action" Jackson.  I'll see you out in the water...YEEEWWW!!!

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