Pipeline Pro: running for 31 years

The Association of Professional Bodyboarders (APB) has confirmed that the Pipeline Pro will run between 18th-28th, at Banzai Pipeline, in Hawaii.


Details are scarce on the upcoming 2014 IBA World Tour schedule. The newly established Association of Professional Bodyboarders has only updated fans with a brief statement regarding the Pipeline Pro. Yes, it will be run.

After unveiling the background rules for the revamped 2014 IBA World Tour, the APB is still fine-tuning the entire season program. No sponsor updates, no prize-money information, to teaser, no media releases.

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IBA World Tour: Drop-Knee remains untouched

The 2014 IBA World Tour will offer a minimum prize-money of $25,000, and will definitely close the chapter of crowning champions based on previous year's result.


Professional bodyboarding is opening a new page. A one world ranking system, with all events being Star-rated, has already been announced, citing "volatility in the global economy".

Under the new format, the final make-up for the end of year rankings will include the rider's best half plus one rounded-up event points total. In an event where more than one rider has the same or equal points, all ties will be broken by going to the next best result on the 2014 tour.

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IBA World Tour: bodyboarders take control

The 2014 world bodyboarding tour will be held under a one world ranking system, with all events being Star-rated and sanctioned by the Association of Professional Bodyboarders (APB).


A revolution is taking place in professional bodyboarding. The newly-formed Association of Professional Bodyboarders will control the planetary circuit, in a completely new format.

"In a sense, we are going 'back to the future' to use a model that promotes growth. All events that meet the minimum prize-money and standards will be rated on the 2014 world tour", underlines the team behind APB.

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