Sean McElroy: the 2014 BIA Tour champion | Photo: Matthew Byzak

It is California's only bodyboarding circuit, and it might be the most important series in the United States. The Bodyboarder International Association (BIA) has announced the full schedule for the 2015 season.

Bodyboarding is an American invention, but that doesn't mean the sport is running smoothly in US waters. The USBA is sleepy, so the BIA keeps its soulful path in a big ship without a rudder.

Armed with a new logo and a new website the 2015 BIA Tour will visit five different venues before crowning a champion for the 20th year. Sean McElroy is the 2014 BIA Tour Pro Men's defending champion.

"We are pleased to announce that California Board Company will be our headline sponsor for this year again. We are looking forward to having another successful season," stated Chris Granone, head of BIA.

The 2015 BIA Tour season will feature six bodyboarding divisions - Youth, Junior Men, Men, Masters, Drop-Knee, and AAA (Semi-Pro) - and riders may only enter one category throughout the year.

2015 BIA Tour | Schedule

Salt Creek | March 21st | A Rated
Manhattan Beach | April 18th | A Rated
Zuma Beach | June 13th | A Rated
HB - Golden West | August 1st | A Rated
Huntington Beach | September 12th | AA Rated