Wednesday, December 4, 2013

BEHIND THE SCENES: Circuito Carioca Event #3

BEHIND THE SCENES: Circuito Carioca Event #3
(dual-sanctioned as FEBBRJ state tour event #5)
Secreto, Praia da Macumba, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
November 16th-17th, 2013



DAY ONE OF COMPETITION:

The Secreto mural.

Competitors gathered on a perfect beach day at Praia da Macumba for day one of competition.


Another great contest set-up for the Circuito Carioca!

Venezuelan Alejandra Altuve was in attendance for Event #3.

"Action" Jackson ready to get to work for the day...YEEEWWW!!! Photo: Sandro Barros.

The EBC bodyboard school took the Surf Bus from Copacabana to Macumba to watch day one of competition.

Mmmmm, acai with granola for breakfast...bom dia!

The guys from Fisio Sport were on hand and hard at work as always.

Up in the Judge's Booth, all eyes were on the action out in the water.

Helliton Loureiro.  Photo: CariocaBB

"Action" Jackson waiting to put the yellow flag up at the five-minute mark.

Mmmmm, cuscuz de coco...so good!

Paramedics were on stand-by to tend to everything from rock cuts to sprained ankles during the event.

DAY TWO OF COMPETITION:

A bunch of the competitors decided to camp out overnight.  The contest site resembled a refugee camp on Sunday morning!

Time to get the rescue ski out in the water and place the contest bouys.

Day two of competition resembled something out of Jurassic Park complete with fog, gusting winds and torrential rain squalls passing through all day.

Competition Jerseys.

Jessica Becker. Photo: CariocaBB

Pedro Valim and Joao Zik hanging out in the competitor's tent.

Paraiso do Surf...surfing paradise.

Felipe Lima, Leo Costa, and Helliton Loureiro.

Competitors continued to charge through heats, despite the nasty weather conditions!  Photo: CariocaBB

I can honestly say that this is the first time I have ever seen vultures on the beach during a competition...kind of creepy!

Beach Marshals Steve Jackson and Sandro Barros at the end of day two.  Our job is done here!

The trophies.


RESULTS:


MEN'S PRO FINAL:
1st- Helliton Loureiro (Espirito Santo)
2nd- israel Eduardo (Rio dos Ostras)
3rd- Roneiris Viana (Espirito Santo)
4th- Joao Zik (Niteroi)



WOMEN'S PRO FINAL:
1st- Jessica Becker (Macae)
2nd- Maria Helena (Niteroi)
3rd- Maira Viana (Espirito Santo)
4th- Marilene Fernandez (Espirito Santo)



OPEN MEN'S FINAL:
1st- Lucio Santana (Sao Joao da Barra)
2nd- Adejaldo Silva (Sao Joao da Barra)
3rd- everton de Souza (Sao Joao da Barra)
4th- Jonas Silva (Sao Joao da Barra)



OPEN WOMEN'S FINAL:
1st- Yumi Vasconcellos (Rio dos Ostras)
2nd- Hengy Santos (Pernambuco)
3rd- Paula Alonso (Niteroi)
4th- Maria Motta (Niteroi)...not pictured



SUB 16 FINAL:
1st- Kayque Thomaz (Recreio)
2nd- Jerson Luiz (Rio dos Ostras)
3rd- Ruben Matheus (Posto 5)
4th- Guilherme Faria (Rio de Janeiro)


UPDATED RANKINGS AFTER CIRCUITO CARIOCA EVENT #3:







2013 FEBBRJ STATE CHAMPIONS:

2013 FEBBRJ Men's Pro State Champion Helliton Loureiro.

2013 FEBBRJ Women's Pro State Champion Jessica Becker.

2013 FEBBRJ Open Men's State Champion Adejaldo Silva.

2013 FEBBRJ Open Women's State Champion Yumi Vasconcellos.

2013 FEBBRJ Sub 16 State Champion Kayque Thomaz.


UP NEXT ON THE 2013 CIRCUITO CARIOCA DE BODYBOARD:

Event #4 (Season Finale) @ Sao Conrado
December 7th-8th


The swell forecast is looking pretty good for the final event at Sao Conrado...2-2.5 meters/ 6-8 ft!

For more information, please be sure to visit:

Circuito Carioca on Facebook

FEBBRJ on Facebook

www.FEBBRJ.com.br


  That's all for now.  Until the next time, I'm Steve "Action" Jackson.  I'll see you out in the water...YEEEWWW!!!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

CURRENT EVENTS: Bodyboarding News

CURRENT EVENTS: Bodyboarding News

IN THIS EDITION:  BP 2013 World Champ, PLC 2013 European Champ, Shark Attack Claims Australian Bodyboarder, British Bodyboard Club Crowns Champions, Lachlan Cramsie 2013 Australian Champion, Queensland Dominates RAW Nationals.

BEN PLAYER IS THE 2013 IBA WORLD CHAMPION!


  AUSTRALIA-  Ben Player has been declared the 2013 IBA Men's World Champion.  Following the cancellation of the Grand Slam Series world tour finale at Fronton (Gran Canaria, Spain), Player remained tied with 2010 World Champion Amaury Lavernhe (Reunion Island) at 5900 points each.  To break the tie, IBA Pty Ltd referred to section 1.18 of IBA Points Allocation in the IBA Rule Book which states in 1.18.06, "Ties will be broken on completion of the tour in the same manner as ties are broken in heat tabulation.  If a tie is unable to be broken in this manner only then will the past year's tour standing be used to break a tie."  With the 2013 title, Ben Player is now a 3x World Champion.

Official Press Release: http://ibaworldtour.com/2013/11/ben-player-2013-world-champion/


For more information, please be sure to visit:

www.ibaworldtour.com

IBA World Tour on Facebook


PIERRE LOUIS COSTES IS THE 2013 EUROPEAN CHAMPION


  MOROCCO-  with a 2nd place finish at the European Tour of Bodyboard season finale held at Medhi Beach in Morocco, 2011 IBA World Champion Pierre Louis Costes (France) is the 2013 European Champion.  This is PLC's second consecutive ETB title.

Official Press Release: http://www.surfertoday.com/bodyboarding/9639-pierre-louis-costes-is-the-2013-european-tour-of-bodyboard-champion

For more information, please be sure to visit:

European Surfing Federation


SHARK ATTACK CLAIMS THE LIFE OF AUSTRALIAN BODYBOARDER

Friends and family gather for a memorial paddle out in memory of Zac Young.
  AUSTRALIA-  19-year-old Port Macquarie bodyboarder Zac Young was killed in a fatal shark attack while bodyboarding near Coffs Harbour, New South Wales with three of his friends.

Press Release: Sydney Morning Herald

To send prayers and express condolences, please be sure to visit:

In Memory of Zac on Facebook


BRITISH BODYBOARD CLUB CROWNS 2012-13 CHAMPIONS


  ENGLAND-  The British Bodyboard Club has crowned its 2012-13 champions at the season finale at Tolcarne Wedge.

MEN'S:
Champion- Damian Prisk
2nd- Aaron Dinham
3rd- Rob Barber

WOMEN'S:
Champion- Olivia Smedley
2nd- Tabby Fox
3rd- Megan Penny

DROP KNEE:
Champion- Andrew Hill
2nd- Laurie McCall
3rd- Alex Winkworth

Official Press Release: http://www.britishbodyboardclub.co.uk/2013/11/latest-news/auto-sleepers-tour-2012-13-british-bodyboard-champions-announced

For more information, please be sure to visit:
http://www.britishbodyboardclub.co.uk/

British Bodyboard Club on Facebook


CRAMSIE CLINCHES 2013 AUSTRALIAN TITLE, QUEENSLAND DOMINATES AT 2013 RAW NATIONALS & REBEL PRO


  AUSTRALIA-  Lachlan Cramsie won the Open Men's and Men's Pro divisions on his way to becoming 2013 Australian National Champion on the IBA Australasia Rebel Sport Pro Tour.  Here are the final results from the 2013 RAW Nationals and Rebel Pro at Coffs Harbour in New South Wales:

MEN'S PRO:
1st- Lachlan Cramsie (QLD)
2nd- Jake Stone (QLD)
3rd- Dave Winchester (NSW)
4th- Lewy Finnegan (WA)

2013 MEN'S PRO CHAMPION: Lachlan Cramsie

WOMEN'S PRO:
1st- Jane Keel (NSW)
2nd- Lauren Frost (NSW)
3rd- Marguerite Vujcich (NZ)

2013 WOMEN'S PRO CHAMPION: Jane Keel

DK PRO:
1st- Shane Griffiths (QLD)
2nd- Jimmy Leayr (NSW)
3rd- Rory Nelson (WA)
4th- Adam Rose (NSW)

2013 DK PRO CHAMPION: Jimmy Leayr

OPEN MEN'S:
1st- Lachlan Cramsie (QLD)
2nd- Lewy Finnegan (WA)
3rd- Pearson Tully (NSW)
4th- Joey Orme (QLD)

OPEN WOMEN'S:
1st- Lauren Frost (NSW)
2nd- Mihi Nemani (NZ)
3rd- Jaqueline Stevenson (NSW)
4th- Marguerite Vujcich (NZ)
5th- Sophie Leathers (NSW)

OPEN DK:
1st- Shane Griffiths (QLD)
2nd- Zac Sonner (QLD)
3rd- Rory Nelson (WA)
4th- Zac Armytage (QLD)

For Complete Results of All Divisions:
http://www.ridescoremobiles.com/surf/widget/draw.php?username=ibaa#signet5

For more information, please be sure to visit:

www.ibaaustralasia.com

IBA Australasia on Facebook


Monday, December 2, 2013

WINTER SCHEDULE: December 2013- February 2014

WINTER SCHEDULE: December 2013- February 2014

Posto 5, Copcabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Photo: Oswaldo Siqueira
  Here are the links for all of the blogs from the WINTER SCHEDULE for BODYBOARDING 101:

(December 2013)
Tuesday, 3 December 2013- CURRENT EVENTS: Bodyboarding News
http://bodyboarding101.blogspot.com.br/2013/12/current-events-bodyboarding-news.html

Wednesday, 4 December 2013- BEHIND THE SCENES: Circuito Carioca Event #3: Macumba
http://bodyboarding101.blogspot.com.br/2013/12/behind-scenes-circuito-carioca-event-3.html


WINTER RECESS: 5 DEC 2013- 9 FEB 2014


(February)

Monday, 10 February 2014- BEHIND THE SCENES: Circuito Carioca Event #4
http://bodyboarding101.blogspot.com.br/2014/02/behind-scenes-circuito-carioca-event-4.html

Wednesday, 12 February 2014- CURRENT EVENTS: December-January Recap & More
http://bodyboarding101.blogspot.com.br/2014/02/current-events-december-january-recap.html


  There you have it!  That's all for now.  Until the next time, I'm Steve "Action" Jackson.  I'll see you out in the water...YEEEWWW!!!

Monday, November 25, 2013

EDITORIAL: Bodyboarding World Awaits Word From IBA Pty Ltd

EDITORIAL: Bodyboarding World Awaits Word From IBA Pty Ltd


  It has been two weeks since news broke regarding the managerial resignations within IBA Pty Ltd.  The very next day, it was officially announced that the Men's Grand Slam Series world tour season finale at Fronton (Gran Canaria, Spain) had been cancelled.  Since then, IBA Pty Ltd has gone silent while rumors and speculation have run wild through the international bodyboarding community.  With the cancellation of the 2013 World Tour's final event,  there are countless questions being asked, but very few if any answers being offered at the moment.

  The paramount question, obviously, is who is the 2013 Men's World Champion?  After four events, 2x World Champion Ben Player (Australia) and 2010 World Champion Amaury Lavernhe (Reunion Island) both have two wins and are tied for the title with 5900 points each.  In what may be one of the worst kept secrets in the history of bodyboarding, sources close to the IBA World Tour have suggested that Ben Player will be crowned 2013 World Champion by way of reverting to the 2012 final standings as a tie-breaker.  This was, unofficially, confirmed by Amaury Lavernhe in a post on his Facebook page.  Still, there has been no official announcement from IBA Pty Ltd.

  While the bodyboarding world awaits confirmation of its world champion, there are also other confirmations to be made.  Who is the 2013 IBA Rookie of the Year?  Who is the GQS (Global Qualifier Series) 2013 Champion?  According to the official rankings following the final Men's GQS event, The Encanto Pro Puerto Rico, Lucas Noguiera (Brasil) was the GQS points leader.  The 2013 IBA World Tour may have come to an unfortunate finish, but it seems only right to officially confirm and acknowldge the accomplishments of our sport's competitors and bring some sort of closure to this season.  The entire world of bodyboarding is waiting for IBA Pty Ltd to officially recognize it's 2013 champions.  Out of respect for all of the tour competitors as well as all of bodyboarding's loyal supporters, an official announcement needs to be made...sooner rather than later!

  Stay tuned to BODYBOARDING 101 for all of the latest news and updates as more information becomes available.  For more information, please be sure to visit:

www.ibaworldtour.com

IBA World Tour on Facebook

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