IBA World Tour: global bodyboarding hunt

The International Bodyboarding Association has announced the provisional schedule for the 2013 IBA World Tour competitions.


Two classic bodyboard contests have been dropped from the 2013 IBA World Tour Grand Slam Series. The Box and Sintra Pro Portugal are no longer in the elite list of events.

New to the IBA World Tour is the NSW South Coast Mobile Challenge (Australia), the South Africa Challenge (South Africa) and the Saint-Leu Challenge (Reunion Island).

Also, the Drop-Knee World Tour will be decided in four stages, only, that is Hawaii, Peru, Portugal and Puerto Rico.

The IBA World Tour Global Qualifying Series sees the new QLD Pro and the Moroccan Challenge. The Women's World Tour remains almost the same with the Antofagasta Bodyboard Festival replacing the Port Macquarie  Festival of Bodyboarding.

The 2013 IBA World Tour kicks of with the Pipeline Pro, from the 16th February to March 2nd.

2013 IBA World Tour Grand Slam Series Schedule:

IBA Pipe Challenge | 16th February - 2nd March
NSW South Coast Mobile Challenge | 18th-28th April
Arica Chilean Challenge | 17th-26th May
Itacoatiara Challenge | 6th-16th June
Zicatela Challenge | 1st-12th August
South Africa Challenge | 26th September - 5th October
Saint-Leu Challenge | 9th-20th October
Encanto Challenge | 25th October - 3rd November
Fronton Challenge | 11th-22th November

2013 IBA World Tour Global Qualifying Series Schedule:

QLD Pro | 8th-14th April
Antofagasta Bodyboard Festival | 28th May - 2nd June
Sintra Portugal Pro | 26th August - 2nd September
Espirit de Santo | 1st-7th September
Rio Bodyboarding International | 9th-15th September
Bodyboard Pro Festival | 20th-23rd September
Moroccan Challenge | 26th November - 2nd December

2013 IBA Women's World Tour Schedule:

IBA Pipe Challenge | 16th February - 2nd March
Manapany Surf Festival | 7th-9th April
Antofagasta Bodyboard Festival | 20th May - 2nd June
Sintra Portugal Pro | 26th August - 2nd September
Rio Bodyboarding International | 9th-15th September
Bodyboard Pro Festival | 20th-23rd September
Encanto Challenge | 25th October - 3rd November

2013 IBA Drop-Knee World Tour Schedule:

IBA Pipe Challenge | 14th-24th February
Peruvian Inka Challenge | 1st-4th March
Sintra Portugal Pro | 26th August - 2nd September
Encanto Challenge | 25th October - 3rd November

2013 IBA Specialty Event Schedule:

Shark Island Challenge | March-July
TAND Invitational Challenge | July