Bodyboard awards 

The Bodyboarder's Choice awards is dedicated to showcasing the dedication, ambition and performance of those involved with the sport of Bodyboarding.  The Senor Frog's 2009 Bodyboarder's Choice Awards will happen on the Feb 27th 8PM. The event is presented by Senor Frogs, USBA, IBA and Bodyboarder Magazine.

To qualify for nomination a recipient will be choosen by the staff at the USBA, Bodyboarder Magazine and the IBA which have created an online voting survey.

A category nominee winner will be chosen at the hands of the general bodyboarding public through the online voting system. For each category there has been a selected group of nominees created by the board committee, from here they will be posted online and available for the public to vote for.

Best Prone-(male/female) this award is given to the rider who the public feels has proven they are owning the line-ups on their gut wherever they go!

Uri Valadao Brazil

Guilherme Tamega Brazil

Ben Player Australia

Pierre Louis Costes France

Jeff Hubbard Hawaii

Hugo Pinheiro Portugal

Paulo Barcellos Brazil

Mark McCarthy Sth Africa

Magno Oliveira Brazil

Mike Stewart Hawaii

Amaury Laverhne Reunion

Dave Winchester Australia

Yeray Martinez Canary Is

Ryan Hardy Australia

Luis Villar Brazil

John Showell Australia

Mitch Rawlins Australia

Dave Hubbard Hawaii

Richard Diaz Canary Is

Ivan Hernandez Canary Is

Brad Hughes Australia

Chad Jackson Australia

Dallas Singer Australia

Igor Sanchez Canary Is

Michael Novy Australia

Alex Bunting Australia

Max Arent-Highfield Australia

Andre Botha Sth Africa

Damian King Australia

Jake Stone Australia

Chris James Australia

Jose Marquina Australia

Tom Wilson Australia

Andrew Lester Australia

Thomas Robinson Australia

Paul Benco Hawaii

Jason Bitzer USA

Javier Baez Puerto Rico

Jacob Romero Hawaii

Nick Ormerod Australia

Ross McBride USA

Spencer Skipper Hawaii

Rex Moibe Hawaii

Jonah Romero Hawaii

Tyler Ching-Johnson Hawaii

Eli Beach Australia

Alex Leon Australia

Tyler Wiemann USA

Michael Murphy USA

 

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New IBA World Tour site 

The International Bodyboarding Association has debuted a new website.

In www.ibaworldtour.com you will be able to check the 2009 news, pictures, videos and live webcasts.

The old site will remain live for a week, but you should bookmark this one as the future official IBA place.

2009 IBA World Tour Grand Slam events

Event 1. IBA America presents the 2009 Pipeline Pro

February 2009 – Pipeline - Hawaii

Pipeline has always been the Holy Grail of the sport. With an 11 day waiting period for Men only the 2009 Pipeline Pro will provide the perfect launching pad for the Grand Slam concept.

Event 2. IBA Brazil presents the 2009 Brazil Pro

April - Brazil

Brazil has proven to be an enormous supporter of the IBA World Tour and have delivered a great series of events in 2008. Copacabana will be the gem in the triple crown of Brazilian Bodyboarding

Event 3. IBA Australasia presents the 2009 Shark Island Pro

July 2009 - Shark Island - Australia

Shark Island is one of the most challenging waves on the planet and highlights the technical aspect of the sport and adds credibility to the IBA World Tour. With a new management team now steering the event, the future looks bright for this amazing event.


Event 4. IBA Europe presents the 2009 Sintra Pro

August 2009 – Praia Grande’ - Portugal

Sintra has a long rich history as one of the favourite stops for professional bodyboarders on the IBA World Tour. The carnival like atmosphere combined with solid prize money and slick presentation makes this a definite Grand Slam contender.

Event 5. IBA Europe / Africa presents the 2009 Confital Pro

December – El Confital – Canary Islands

El Confital is a World-class wave and with a promoter like Maldito Rodriguez suppling the great infrastructure, is always a fitting end to a great season

Remember – The 2009 IBA Championship will be decided by the best four (4) Grand Slam results and best two (2) other results.

Reserve Grand Slam

IBA Latin America presents the 2009 Arica Chilean Challenge

El Gringo is a powerful wave and with awesome support from the local community this event will make a great “Reserve” for the Grand Slam concept should for some reason one of the events not happen.

Proposed 2009 IBA WWT (Women’s World Tour) Grand Slams

IBA America presents the Pipeline Women’s Pro

April/May 2009 – Oahu - Hawaii

IBA Brazil presents the 2009 Brazil Pro

April 2009 – Rio - Brazil

IBA Europe presents the 2009 Sintra Pro

August 2009 – Praia Grande’ – Portugal

IBA Europe / Africa presents the 2009 Confital Pro

December – El Confital – Los Palmas – Grand Canaria.

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2009 IBA World Tour schedule

Competitive bodyboarding is going through a massive growth support worldwide.

The IBA’s well-structured base has now become a valid product to invest in and requests are being received for new events from the four corners of the Globe.

To help to manage the influx, IBA International proposes a “Grand Slam” model taken from several high profile sports including Tennis and Golf. Below you will see how we propose to roll out this new IBA Grand Slam in 2009 and the advantages that it has towards stimulating the growth of the sport whilst maintaining a realistic pace for competitors chasing World Titles.

Each major continent will stage an “IBA Grand Slam” and these events will be worth 2000 points.

All other events will be given a 1000-point base
(us$20,000 Men & us$15,000 Women)

$20,000 - $40,000 gets 50 points per $5000 1400 points max

$45,000 - $80,000 gets 100 points per $5000 2000 points max

Wave Quality incentive will award 500 points for “Other events” but must be IBA Riders board approved

****The World Championship will be decided by the best four (4) Grand Slam results and best two (2) other results.****

The 5 Grand Slams selected will represent a 60/40 combination of Extreme wave locations and big prize-money events.

Event 1. IBA America presents the 2009 Pipeline Pro

February 2009 – Pipeline - Hawaii

Pipeline has always been the Holy Grail of the sport. With an 11 day waiting period for Men only the 2009 Pipeline Pro will provide the perfect launching pad for the Grand Slam concept.

Event 2. IBA Brazil presents the 2009 Brazil Pro

April - Brazil

Brazil has proven to be an enormous supporter of the IBA World Tour and have delivered a great series of events in 2008. Copacabana will be the gem in the triple crown of Brazilian Bodyboarding

Event 3. IBA Australasia presents the 2009 Shark Island Pro

July 2009 - Shark Island - Australia

Shark Island is one of the most challenging waves on the planet and highlights the technical aspect of the sport and adds credibility to the IBA World Tour. With a new management team now steering the event, the future looks bright for this amazing event.


Event 4. IBA Europe presents the 2009 Sintra Pro

August 2009 – Praia Grande’ - Portugal

Sintra has a long rich history as one of the favourite stops for professional bodyboarders on the IBA World Tour. The carnival like atmosphere combined with solid prize money and slick presentation makes this a definite Grand Slam contender.

Event 5. IBA Europe / Africa presents the 2009 Confital Pro

December – El Confital – Canary Islands

El Confital is a World-class wave and with a promoter like Maldito Rodriguez suppling the great infrastructure, is always a fitting end to a great season

Remember – The 2009 IBA Championship will be decided by the best four (4) Grand Slam results and best two (2) other results.

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