JARED HOUSTON WINS TAND INVITATIONAL
|Jared Houston will be heading home with a little extra coin to his name after collecting the winner's check at this year's Tand Invitational.|
South Africa- Jared Houston won the 2012 IBA Tand Invitationl presented by Turbo Bodyboards today. In doing so, he has successfully defended his 2011 Tand championship to become a back-to-back winner, and took home this year's winner's check for $20,000 Rand.
|Mark McCarthy getting deep. Photo: Cobus Bosman|
Results for the 2012 Tand Invitational Final:
1st - Jared Houston
2nd - Mark McCarthy
3rd - Adam Morley
4th - Henk Esterhysen
For more information, be sure to visit Tand Invitational 2012 on Facebook and www.ibaworldtour.com for all of the latest news and photos.
SHARK ISLAND CHALLENGE ON HOLD FOR THIS WEEK
Australia- IBA Technical Director/ SIC Event Organizer Alex Leon has put The 2012 IBA NMD Shark Island Challenge on hold for this week, opting to wait for better conditions to line up for this year's event.
Stay tuned to www.sharkislandchallenge.com and www.ibaworldtour.com for updates.
IBA Australasia/ Rebel Sports Australian Tour
The Box Beach Pro (Port Stephens, July 6th-8th)
Current 2012 IBA Australasia Rankings:
1 - Mark McCarthy - South Africa - 2123pts.
2 - Mitch Rawlins - Queensland - 2100pts.
3 - Charlie Holt - New South Wales - 2048pts.
4 - Andrew Lester - New South Wales - 2003pts.
5 - Ryan Hardy - Western Australia - 1920pts.
6 - Jones Russell - New South Wales - 1838pts.
7 - Sacha Specker - South Africa - 1752pts.
8 - Sam Bennett - New South Wales - 1673pts.
9 - Lewy Finnegan - Western Australia - 1628pts.
10 - Michael Novy - Queensland - 1625pts.
10 - Jared Houston - South Africa - 1625pts.
Be sure to visit www.ibaaustralasia.com for more information about the IBAA, the Rebel Sports Tour, and The Box Beach Pro.
IBA America/ USBA National Tour
Sandy Beach Pro (Oahu, Hawaii July 7th-8th)
Here's the link for the latest press release and the promo clip below for you to check out:
Current 2012 USBA Tour Rankings:
(Men's Pro - after one event)
1 - Dave Hubbard - Hawaii - 1000pts.
2 - Jeff Hubbard - Hawaii - 860pts.
3 - Danny Hart - California - 730pts.
4 - Brian Wise - Hawaii - 670pts.
5 - Matt Holzman - Hawaii - 610pts.
5 - Tanner McDaniel - 610pts.
(Women's Pro - after two events)
1 - Claudia Ferrari - Hawaii/Brazil - 1285pts.
2 - Roberta Bitzer - Hawaii/Brazil - 1280pts.
3 - Karla Costa Taylor - Hawaii/Brazil - 1000pts.
3 - Vicki Reale - California/Australia - 1000pts.
5 - Lumar Guittard - Venezuela - 990pts.
(DK Pro - after one event)
1 - Sammy Morrentino - Hawaii - 1000pts.
2 - Dave Hubbard - Hawaii - 860pts.
3 - Bud Miyamoto - Hawaii - 730pts.
4 - Shane Griffiths - Australia - 670pts.
5 - Dan Worley - Florida - 610pts.
5 - Joe Grodzen - California - 610pts.
Visit www.usbatour.com for more information on the USBA national tour.
That's it for this week's edition of CURRENT EVENTS. Stay tuned for updates on the Shark Island Challenge, the IBA "Salvemos Puerto" campaign, results for the Box Beach Pro and Sandy Beach Pro, along with whatever other news-worthy items may pop up in the world of bodyboarding. Until then, I hope to see you out in the water...YEEEWWW!!!