APB North America plans a regional tour in 2019

May 15, 2018 | Bodyboarding
APB World Tour: a North American Regional Tour is in the making | Photo: APB

APB North America is planning a revolution in American bodyboarding.

Details are still emerging, but the newly-created bodyboarding organization issued a short statement confirming that there will be a North American Regional Tour coming in 2019.

The competition is expected to involve Puerto Rico, the US East and West coasts, and Mexico altogether, but it can also result in a national tournament format, with each country putting up its own circuit.

How will the APB North America Regional Tour persuade riders to travel between states and nations? How many stages will there be? What will the prize money be for each event?

These are some of the questions that will be answered in the upcoming weeks by Alex Leon and his team.

USBA ran the last bodyboarding contests held in Mainland USA in 2014. From that moment on, the US competitive bodyboarding scene faded away and never recovered from the ashes.

The resurrection of a regional governing body could also help increase the number of North American athletes competing at the highest level on the APB World Tour, via WGS (World Grand Slam Series) and QEST (Qualifying Event Series Tour).

APB North America is led by Steve Jackson, a former APB commentator, and USBA event coordinator, and has representatives in Puerto Rico (Natasha Sagardia), Mexico (Jesus Nesta Nunez), and Hawaii (Karla Costa).

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