- 11 February 2009 | Bodyboarding
"Dlux" is a 160 page hardcover bodyboarding book photographed and written by Phil Gallagher. This book is a collection of work gathered over the last 8 years combining over 200 photographs.
"Dlux" tells the story of Phil’s successful adventures, gives you a look at the people behind the sport and delivers new fresh action shot exclusively for this book.
All books come boxed to protect and unsure your copy arrives in perfect condition. There is no combined shipping due to weight and size of books. Books are ready for immediate shipping.
- 10 February 2009 | Bodyboarding
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Women's Pipeline Pro.
In 1988 five women got together to start the first Women's contest at Pipeline. At the time there were few Women stand up surfers challenging themselves at the famous spot. It was the "boggieboarders" charging the tubes.
As time went on Women bodyboarders gained much respect for their athletic abilities. Giant tubes were ridden, World Champions were crowned.
The International Bodyboarders Association now heads up the world tour and bodyboarding is continually growing around the world. South America is seeing a huge growth in the sport and the Japanese contingent has always been very strong.
Bodyboarding is a great viewing sport as the action is gymnastic in style with combinations of highly technical maneuvers. Bodyboarders are known for their strength and endurance and this “Grand Slam” double point event will bring the best of the best!
What: Three-discipline surf contest at the most famous surf spot in the world, The Banzai Pipeline. Top rated Women shortboarders, longboarders and bodyboarders take on the tubes of Pipeline and backdoor Pipeline.
When: March 31 - April 14, 2009 the best 3 days of a 15-day waiting period. Morning start 8am to 4pm.
Where: Oahu, Hawaii. The surf mecca of the world, The North Shore.
Ehukai Beach Park, Kamehameha Highway across from Sunset Beach Elementary School.
Who: The best extreme Women surfers and bodyboarders in the World.
Three-day competition allows for 180 competitors.
Event: This inaugural event brings together Pro surfers and the Girl Scouts of Hawaii in celebration of Women's leadership. This year's theme, courage, confidence and character, is a common thread between surfers and scouts.
The event seeks to inspire young women to lead healthy lifestyles and aspire for excellence in sports. These girls will be tomorrow’s leaders of their communities!
With the help of our sponsors we hope to benefit Camp Paumalu on Oahu's North Shore in its quest to be ecologically balanced.
We are designing an educational eco friendly organic health and yoga gathering for the community along side the exciting contest of Women’s athletic abilities!
Women's Bodyboarding has grown over the past two decades to become a full-blown International sport and athlete's represent all corners of the globe including Spain, Portugal, Venezuela, Australia, Hawaii, England & Brazil.
The IBA stage a series of events for Women all around the World on a variety of levels.
These events are all rated depending on a variety of criteria to distribute points towards the World Championship.
The three levels of competition include:
These events are smaller competitions that have the potential to grow into International events and have a minimum of US$5,000 and 250 Championship points
These events are large scale competitions normally linked to Men's events that offer a minimum of US$15,000 and 1000 Championship points
Grand Slam Events
These are the biggest events at the best venues and showcase the best riders in the World. Only established events that are deemed to be the best in that Country / Continent qualify. US$15,000 Minimum and 1500 Championship points are offered at Grand Slams.
The IBA is the exclusive owner of the IBA World Tour and Grand Slam concepts.
- 09 February 2009 | Bodyboarding
The International Bodyboarding Association has unveiled the full schedule for the 2009 IBA World Tour.
Its been a tricky start to the year for the promoters in the first semester with new rules and regulations to follow as well as increased prize-money for both Men & Women.
Remember that events are only 100% confirmed once the sanction fee is received 3 months prior to the competition.
With that in mind here is 2009:
IBA Tour 2009 proposed dates (WMT & WWT)*
Turbo Pipe pro Pipeline, Oahu Feb 17th – 27th
(WMT Grand Slam)
Pipeline Women’s Pro Pipeline, Oahu March 31st – April 14th
(WWT Grand Slam)
Katherine Melo Santa Catarina April 16th – 21st
(WWT Grand Slam)
Bahia Pro Salvadore, Brazil April 28th – May 3rd
SIC Trials Cronulla Point, NSW July 3,4 & 5th
Shark Island Pro Shark Island Australia July 6th – 26th (TBC)
(WMT Grand Slam)
Arica Pro El Gringo, Chile’ Aug 3rd – 15th
(WMT Grand Slam)
Viana Pro Mariana Beach, Viana Aug 12th – 16th
Sopelana Sopelana, Spain Aug 18th – 23rd
Sintra Praia Grande, Portugal August 25th – 30th
(WMT / WWT Grand Slam)