IBA Tour Brava Beach 

The next stop for both Men and Women will be Brazil. Chico and Flavio are working hard to put on an awesome show. Read on for more info and travel tips for this great event. All Applicants must sign entry form. Unsigned applications and applications without money will not be accepted. 
 
The contest will start in 03/18/2008, at 8am. The event will be held at Brava beach located in Itajaí city located north of Santa Catarina State. All international flights will arrive ate Hercilio Cruz international airport. Florianopolis is an island and it the capital of Santa Catarina.

From the airport to the Maria Rito bus station is about 10km a 20 minute car ride. We recommend getting e cab since is a very short trip.

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Paulo Barcellos 

Paulo Barcellos has won the 2008 Pipeline Pro Bodyboarding, the first stage of the World Championship Bodyboarding. The Brazilian defeated Jeff Hubbard (HAW), Uri Valadao (BRZ) and Hugo Pinheiro (POR) in the finals.

The event had a $15.000 prize money. The IBA World Tour is now heading to Santa Catarina, in Brazil.

Source: IBA World Tour

Pipeline Girls 

The girls were in awesome form today at Pipe as the 2008 Pipe Women’s Pro came to a close. In perfect 4- 6 feet surf the world’s best women put on a dazzling display of committed Bodyboarding in front of a big crowd.

The final was a see-sawing event as the lead changed hands several times but in the end Japanese rider Aoi Koike was just too good and outclassed Portugal’s Rita Pires with Hawaiian’s Claudia Ferrari and Leila Alli third & fourth.

In the men’s division round 6 dished up some absorbing battles and in the first heat Australian Mitch Rawlins snuck through ahead of South African Veejay Maharaj to progress into R7.

“It’s pretty good out there. It’s just really hard with 15 minute heats. You need to get a wave in the first two or three minutes, another one at the ten minute mark and hopefully finish with another one in the end as a backup”.

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