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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Jeff Hubbard: founder of the Association of Professional Bodyboarders

The world's best bodyboarders have announced the creation of the Association of Professional Bodyboarders (APB).


Alex Leon, Mike Stewart, Jeff Hubbard, Mark McCarthy, Ryan Hardy, Craig Hadden, Guilherme Tâmega, Chico Garritano, Karla Costa and Diogo Marques are the founding riders of the newly formed Association of Professional Bodyboarders.

"The governing body that represents the world's bodyboarding athletes, event promoters and officials of the sport of Bodyboarding", it can be read in APB's Facebook page.

"This group is a collaboration of athletes, officials and event promoters to represent the athletes of the sport and to steer the sport into a positive direction and protect its credibility".

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