- 16 March 2009 | Bodyboarding
Matt Lackey is proud to announce his new self titled film project, supported by his sponsors Nomad Bodyboards & Limited Edition fins.
The film will explore Lackey’s travel lifestyle, inspirations, peers, and his own amazing ability in the water.
Lackey recently talked to Manny Vargas about his first solo project, “I’ve wanted to work on a film project for a while now. Nomad’s FSD ROAM projects gave me a real taste for it, so this year I wanted to create my own thing. Its going to be a fun project, getting both in front & behind the lens, and having Roach and Aka involved with the film is amazing.”
- 11 March 2009 | Bodyboarding
For the first time in history Brazil will receive two world tour events sequentially.
The Katherine Melo will open the Brazilian leg in April 21st and then the Bahia Bodyboarding Show will take the world best competitors to the north of Brazil.
Both events will distribute a total of $75.000 dollars and 4500 IBA points. IBA Brazil expects more than 400 competitors on both events.
The Katherine Melo 2009 is going for its second year and the event will count for the woman’s as a Grand Slam event, distributing 1500 points. The men will have $25.000 dollars and 1050 IBA points, the highest non Grand Slam event on the tour so far. The event will take place in the estaleirinho beach, in Balneário Camboriu.
The Bahia Bodyboarding Show will be a unique event. Along with the competition rock shows will take place uniting two passions; music and waves.
Bahia, the state of the current world champion, will receive for the first time in history an international event and all the bodyboarding community is pretty anxious to see the best of the best in action. The event will distribute a total of $35.000 dollars ($20.000 for men and $15.000 for women).
We are very happy to receive two world tour events in Brazil in a year that the world is facing difficulties. We want to bring as many international riders to the event that we can. We are preparing lots surprises for all competitors on both events – says Flavio Brito responsible for the events of IBA Brazil.
All international riders must confirm their participation on both events by filling out the online entry form. The website is being finished and in the next days we will inform.
Email entries won’t be accepted! All international riders must pay in U$ dollars on the Check in day.
- 10 March 2009 | Bodyboarding
After a five year absence the IBA Australasian Pro Bodyboarding Tour will make a welcome return to the Central Coast as the Soldiers Beach Pro gets set to blow-up later this month.
Taking place on the pristine, wave-rich Central Coast, the Soldiers Beach Pro will see 250 of Australia’s best riders converging on the region for a four-day festival.
Encompassing more than just the cut-throat competition, usually reserved for the world’s best athletes, the Soldiers Beach Pro will also see the celebration of the sport of bodyboarding.
Featuring an outdoor movie night, athlete signings, clinics and some after dark entertainment – beginning from 26 March 2009 – the Soldiers Beach Pro will be one not to missed.
As the second event on the 2009 IBA Australasia Pro Tour, the event will feature some of the biggest names in the sport.
Current IBA World Tour ratings leader, Ryan Hardy (Margaret River, WA), is fresh off a win at Pipeline and is amped for the contest.
“Its been a while since we have had a contest on the Central Coast,” Hardy admitted.
“This area has a lot of great waves and a long history of great competitors so I am pumped for a good result,” he added
Reigning IBA Australasian Champion Dave Winchester has also confirmed his attendance for the event and is looking forward to defending his title in 2009.