- 11 December 2008 | Bodyboarding
The 2009 IBA Bodyboarding World Tour will have five Grand Slam events.
These premium stops will be held in Hawaii's Pipeline (17th-27th de February), Brasil (April), Australia's Shark Island (June), Portugal's Sintra Pro (26th-30th August) and Canary Islands' El Confital (December).
Each Grand Slam event will count 2000 points to the general rankings, as there will be other beaches where the bodyboarders will compete and get less points.
Moreover, the new 2009 IBA competition format will have a higher prize money purse for the Grand Slam stages.
Portugal will have three IBA events in 2009 - a Grand Slam competition in Sintra and two smaller stages in Peniche (9th-13th September) and Viana do Castelo (12th-16th August).
2009 IBA World Tour Grand Slam schedule:
Hawaii's Pipeline (17th-27th de February)
Australia's Shark Island (June)
Portugal's Sintra Pro (26th-30th August)
Canary Islands' El Confital (December)
Further details will be released. Stay tuned.