Puerto Rico hosts top bodyboarding contest

August 17, 2011 | Bodyboarding
Middles Beach: enough for you?

Puerto Rico will host the first ever bodyboarding contest sanctioned by the IBA. The island is preparing to run the Encanto World Series (EWS), from November 2nd-13th, in Middles Beach, Isabela.

"Ever since I started competing in the IBA World Tour, I dreamt of the day my island could host one of the world tour events and have the opportunity to show the same hospitality other countries have shown me. This is a dream come true", says event co-organizer, Natasha Sagardia.

"The eyes of the world will be on Puerto Rico this next November and we will show just how magical the Island of Enchantment is", she adds.

The EWS will offer Grand Slam status for all three categories MWT, WWT, and DKWT. With $85,000 total for prize money the EWS will offer the highest prize money in all of the 2011 events.

The 7th GSS for the MWT will have a prize money of $40,000, plus the 6 star GQS (trials) will have a $10,000 prize money and 2,200 points, making it the most important GQS of the year.

As for the WWT and the DKWT it will be the last Grand Slam event of the year and it will offer prize money of $25,000 and $10,000 respectively. Furthermore, the EWS will be the last event and the highest offering points of the IBA Latin-America leg tour.