World Bodyboarding Tour: new name, the same waves

The Association of Professional Bodyboarders (APB) has announced there will be a new global circuit named World Bodyboarding Tour.


The International Bodyboarding Association (IBA) and the Association of Professional Bodyboarders (APB) will be working separately.

Alex Leon, the APB general manager, has announced that professional riders could not reach an agreement with IBA regarding the 2014 world tour.

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IBA World Tour: riding the wrong way

From the USA and Australia to South Africa and Portugal, worldwide bodyboarding fans are in a state of shock. The IBA World Tour 2014 will not be run.


Rage, frustration and desolation. Fans are truly angry with the news that put professional bodyboarding on-hold. With a no-go decision, the IBA World Tour will not be crowning a champion in 2014.

After hearing that the International Bodyboarding Association (IBA) and the Association of Professional Bodyboarders (APB) had decided to postpone/cancel the circuit, bodyboard enthusiasts invaded the social networks with criticism and even humor.

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IBA World Tour: no-go in 2014

The 2014 IBA World Tour will not be run. The International Bodyboarding Association has announced that the professional circuit will resume in 2015.

A punch in the throat. A couple of months ago, Mike Stewart confirmed "there will be an IBA World Tour in 2014". Apparently, that is not going to happen.

Despite all the buzz around the newly formed Association of Professional Bodyboarders (APB), riders, industry professionals, and event organizers were not able to build a new global competition from scratch.

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