Pipeline: will the IBA World Tour return to its birth?

Alex Leon has quit the International Bodyboarding Association (IBA).


The IBA World Tour manager is no longer working at the International Bodyboarding Association. Alex Leon has decided to leave the important position, two weeks before the Fronton Challenge.

The Spanish event that will decide the 2013 IBA World Tour champion is in the center of the organizational tsunami.

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Jérémy Arnoux: claiming the Annaelle Challenge

Jérémy Arnoux has conquered the 2013 Annaelle Challenge, an IBA Speciality Event held off the coast of Finistère, France.


The uninhabited, small French island produces some of the best bodyboarding waves in the country. The competition got underway in two days, with waves reaching seven feet.

Alex Uranga, the defending champion from the Basque Country who pulled a big backflip in the final heat, finished the 2013 Annaelle Challenge in second place.

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Dave Hubbard: not shaving since he won his first world title

Dave Hubbard has been crowned the 2013 IBA Drop-Knee World Tour champion, during the Encanto Pro, held at Isabela, Puerto Rico.


Hawaiian legend Dave Hubbard managed to defeat Sacha Specker, from South Africa, to clinch yet another world title.

He has now collected four national championships, four Drop-Knee titles at Pipeline, and five world trophies in the Drop-Knee category.

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