Tuesday, July 17, 2012

CURRENT EVENTS: Bodyboarding News

CURRENT EVENTS: Bodyboarding News

  The last couple of weeks have been rather busy in the world of bodyboarding, so let's get right into it...

THE IBA ZICATELA PRO IS ON


  Earlier this week, the IBA announced that the efforts of the "Save Puerto" campaign "has been effective enough so far for organizers to commit to staging the event in late September."  The Zicatela Pro has been rescheduled for September 27th through October 6th.  For more information on the rescheduling of this event, as well as more information for the ongoing "Salvemos Puerto" campaign and how you can help please click on the links below:

http://ibaworldtour.com/2012/07/zicatella-pro-back-on/

http://ibaworldtour.com/2012/07/salvemos-puerto/


IBA RIO BODYBOARDING INTERNATIONAL EVENT CONFIRMED

Brazilian Hermano Castro at his homebreak of Posto 5, one of the event locations for the 2012 IBA Rio Bodyboarding International. Photo: Oswaldo Luis Sigueira

  The IBA has confirmed the addition of the Rio Bodyboarding International event this week.  The Rio Bodyboarding International will be a US$30,000 Womens World Tour Grand Slam Series and a US$45,000 Mens 6-star Global Qualifier Series event. This event is scheduled for September 11th-16th, immediately following the 6-star Jenks Pro GQS (Sept. 1st-10th, New Jersey, USA).  For more information on this event, check out the link below:

http://ibaworldtour.com/2012/07/rio-bodyboarding-international/


TANNER MCDANIEL JOINS THE ALPHA CAMPAIGN



  Clothing company THE ALPHA CAMPAIGN has announced the signing of Hawaiian supergrom Tanner McDaniel to their team.  For more information on The Alpha Campaign, please visit their website:

http://www.thealphacampaign.com/



REEFLEX USA SIGNS JEFF AND DAVE HUBBARD


  Reeflex Wetsuits USA has announced the signing of 2x World Champion Jeff Hubbard and 4x DK World Champion Dave Hubbard to their team.  For more information, visit their website:

http://www.reeflexwetsuitsusa.com/


15 YEAR OLD SAMMY MORRETINO WINS USBA SANDY BEACH PRO

Sammy's winning wave in the Mens Pro Final.

Oahu, Hawaii-  15yr old Kauai wonderkid Sammy Morretino made history by winning the 2012 USBA Dave & Buster's Sandy Beach Pro (July 7th-8th).  Morretino also finished 2nd in the DK Pro, 3rd in the Open Mens Amateur, and 3rd in the 14-18 Amateur divisions.  Dave Hubbard (Hawaii) won the DK Pro, and Karla Costa Taylor (Brazil/Hawaii) won the Womens Pro.  Here are the final results:

(Mens Pro)
1st - Sammy Morretino - Hawaii
2nd - Jeff Hubbard - Hawaii
3rd - Dave Hubbard - Hawaii
4th - Matt Holzman - Hawaii

(Womens Pro)
1st - Karla Costa Taylor - Brazil/Hawaii
2nd - Liana Carlson - Hawaii
3rd - Roberta Bitzer - Brazil/Hawaii
4th - Claudia Ferrari - Brazil/Hawaii

(DK Pro)
1st - Dave Hubbard - Hawaii
2nd - Sammy Morretino - Hawaii
3rd - Kawika Kamai - Hawaii
4th - Brian Stoehr - Maryland

(Mens Open Amateur)
1st - Matt Holzman - Hawaii
2nd - Boo Boo Cazemiro - Hawaii
3rd - Sammy Morretino - Hawaii
4th - Ethan Nevers - Hawaii

(14-18 Amateur)
1st - Sam Mediros - Hawaii
2nd - Tanner McDaniel - Hawaii
3rd - Sammy Morretino - Hawaii
4th - Keanu Gregory - Hawaii

(13 & Under Amateur)
1st - Tanner McDaniel - Hawaii
2nd - Keoki Merault - Hawaii
3rd - John Daniel Kalama - Hawaii
4th - Dylan Lee - Hawaii
5th - Calvin Cerrone - Hawaii
6th - Shaydon Wolfe - Hawaii

Check out the highlight clip from the 2012 USBA Dave & Buster's Sandy Beach Pro...


For more information, visit www.usbatour.com


  That's going to do it for this week's CURRENT EVENTS on BODYBOARDING 101.  Catch ya next time around...YEEEWWW!!! -Action Jackson

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