- 30 June 2008 | Bodyboarding
South African bodyboarder Wes Fischer has won the Number 6 Brett Young Trials with a flawless display of riding in clean 3-4 feet waves at Cronulla point.
He was humble in his victory speech but out in the water showed the other side of his personality with a tradesman like approach to the final. “Thanks to God, my girlfriend and my sponsors” said Fisher.
“Happy to win but the job is not finished yet, its just beginning”. Second position went to Queenslands Mitch Rawlins with Newcastle’s Ben Gohl third and Jonathan Vega from Canary Islands forth.
- 25 June 2008 | Bodyboarding
“Less than one week away from what will be the Greatest Show on Surf”. This was the comment that IBA General manager Terry McKenna proudly started with during a radio interview on a Sydney Metropolitan radio station today.
“It will be like Crusty Demons of the surf, truly death-defying and jaw dropping to watch as a spectator”.
The hundred or so hopefuls lining up in the Number 6 Brett Young Memorial Trials will all be vying for one of twelve spots up for grabs in the main event of what most believe to be the best and most challenging event on the planet.
- 19 June 2008 | Bodyboarding
After 8 years without receiving a world tour bodyboarding event, Brazil accomplished with great success in last March the Katherine Melo Bodyboarding Pro.
Now, the best bodyboarders around the globe prepare themselves to compete on the 4th IBA World Tour event to be held at Costa Azul beach in Rio das Ostras, from 24h to 27th July.
The event will distribute $30.000 dollars ($20.000 men and $10.000 women) and 1.000 in the IBA World Tour ranking.
The city of Rio das Ostras is located two hour drive from Rio de Janeiro. Today, the city is known for being Brazil's bodyboarding capital, due to number of well structured events that take place since 2001.
Source: IBA World Tour