2009 BIA Tour 

The BIA Tour - California Bodyboarding Contest Circuit has a brand new site.

Bodyboarder International Association or BIA is a California based bodyboarding contest series run by Chris Granone, Shawn Backus and several other great volunteers which play host to events up and down the California coast.

Divisions are divided into Youth (14-), Juniors, Mens, Masters (30+), AA, AAA, Drop Knee, Women and Pro Open & Pro Drop Knee.

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Brett Young Memorial Trials 

The event will be capped at 48 competitors and will be run over a one day period during the 4th or the 5th of July - location will again be Cronulla Point.

Positions are still available so if you’re keen for a chance at $10,000 cash and the chance of winning some fantastic prizes entry, get your entry in before you loose out..

In regards to IBA contracted riders - I have been informed by the IBA that only riders that are contracted to the IBA (that is riders that have signed a contract in 2009) will receive a 12 month ban; any top 28 riders may also incur a $500 USD fine.

So – here is the deal

a) If you are not contracted by the IBA - you are more than welcome to compete.
b) If you haven’t signed an IBA contract but are competing on the IBA world Tour, you are more than welcome to compete.
c) If you are contracted and you are not planning on entering any more IBA event you are more than welcome to compete.
d) If you are contracted and want to enter regardless, guess what - you are more than welcome as well…
e) Please note: I understand that the IBAA have scheduled events during the SIC waiting period- so - for those non contracted BBA competitors not competing in The Soldiers Beach Pro ‘09, that’s right- you are also welcome to compete.

Come On - Support the event that has inspired a generation of chargers.

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Kick Body Boards were recalled in the USA

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: 18” Kick Body Boards

Units: About 900

Importer: JGR Copa LLC, of Hollywood, Fla.

Hazard: The green surface coating of the screened logo “Big Lizard™ body boards” on the underside of the body board contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the 18” Kick Body Board. The boards have various designs on the front including peace signs, white hibiscus, or yellow smiley face. A green lizard and “Big Lizard™ body boards” are printed on the underside in green.

Sold at: Beachwear Outlet, Bargain Beachwear, Beach Village Inc., FJ Health & Beauty, Mor USA Inc., Shipwreck-Ocean Jewels, Walmart and Wilcor International Inc. from January 2009 through May 2009 for about $4.

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