Katherine Melo Pro 

The 2009 International Bodyboarding Tour is now heading to Santa Catarina, in Brazil.

The 2009 Katherine Melo Pro is the next WWT Grand Slam event with a US$40,000 prize money.

The Brazilian bodyboarding stage is scheduled to the 21st-26th April and will count with 1050 points for the Men's Tour ranking and with 1500 points for the Women's championship.

Ryan Hardy will visit the 2009 Katherine Melo Pro in a leading condition.

He conquered the 2009 Pipeline Pro in Hawaii but will have to face the experience of Guilherme Tamega, in his home country.

2009 IBA Tour Ranking After Stage #1

1. Ryan Hardy
2. Pierre Louis Costes
3. Guilherme Tamega

4. Dave Winchester
5. Mark McCarthy
5. Paulo Barcellos
7. Dave Phillips
7. Mitch Rawlins
10.Toby Player
10.Ben Player