Tuesday, January 29, 2013

HISTORY: Women's World Champions & Pipeline Champions

HISTORY: Women's World Champions & Pipeline Champions

4x World Champion Stephanie Pettersen.  1997 Pipeline contest.

The first all-women's Pipeline competition was held in 1990.  Five years later, in 1995,  came the first women's world tour.  In the time since, women's bodyboarding has grown exponentially around the world and the level of competition has intensified with each passing year.  Here is a look at some of bodyboarding's pioneers, legends, and champions.  Here is the History of Women's Bodyboarding World Champions and Pipeline Champions.

4x World Champion Isabela Sousa, 1991 Pipeline Champion/ Sports  Journalist Glenda Koslowski, and 1992 Olympic  Volleyball Gold Medalist Tande filming for TV in Copacabana (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil), September 2012.  Photo: Bodyboarding 101
WOMEN'S WORLD CHAMPIONS:

(NOTE: Prior to the 1995 women's world tour, which as a result crowned the first ever women's world tour champion, the international Pipeline competition doubled as a world championship).

2016 - Isabela Sousa - Brasil
2015 - Alexandra Rinder - Canary Islands
2014 - Alexandra Rinder - Canary Islands
2013 - Isabela Sousa - Brasil
2012 - Isabela Sousa - Brasil
2011 - Eunate Aguirre - Basque
2010 - Isabela Sousa - Brasil
2009 - Neymara Carvalho - Brasil
2008 - Neymara Carvalho - Brasil
2007 - Neymara Carvalho - Brasil
2006 - Marina Taylor - Canary Islands
2005 - Kira Llewellyn - Australia
2004 - Neymara Carvalho - Brasil
2003 - Neymara Carvalho - Brasil
2002 - Stephanie Pettersen - Brasil
2001 - Soraia Rocha - Brasil
2000 - Soraia Rocha - Brasil
1999 - Karla Costa - Brasil
1998 - Mariana Nogueira - Brasil
1997 - Daniela Freitas - Brasil
1996 - Daniela Freitas - Brasil
1995 - Claudia Ferrari - Brasil (First World Tour Champion)

1995 - Mariana Nogueira - Brasil (Pipeline World Champion)
1994 - Stephanie Pettersen - Brasil
1993 - Stephanie Pettersen - Brasil
1992 - Mariana Nogueira - Brasil
1991 - Glenda Koslowski - Brasil
1990 - Stephanie Pettersen - Brasil

Eunate Aguirre sitting in as guest commentator with Steve "Action Jackson during the 2011 IBA Encanto Pro Puerto Rico.  She would go on to become World Champion following this event.  MannyVphoto.
WOMEN'S PIPELINE CHAMPIONS:

(NOTE:  Not all of the Pipeline competitions were world tour sanctioned events.  Some of the women's Pipeline events, as noted, were US national tour events and/or regional events.)


2017 APB Mike Stewart Pipeline Invitational, February 25 - March 10

2017 Pipeline Women's Champion Ayaka Suzuki from Japan. Photo: Alex Perez/ APB.

1. Ayaka Suzuki (Japan)
2. Valentina Diaz (Chile)
3. Jessica Becker (Brazil)
4. Hiromi Takase (Japan)

2016 - No Women's Pipeline Contest
2015 - No Pipeline Contest

(From Left to Right) 2014 APB Pipeline Women's finalists Emma Cobb, Jessica Becker, Lilly Pollard, and Alexandra Rinder. Photo: APB.

2014 APB Pipeline Challenge, February 18th-28th

1. Lilly Pollard (Australia)
2. Alexandra Rinder (Canary Islands)
3. Jessica Becker (Brasil)
4. Emma Cobb (Australia)


2013 IBA GoPro Pipe Challenge, February 19 - March 1

1. Isabela Sousa (Brasil)
2. Minami Hatekayama (Japan)
3. Karla Costa (Brasil)
4. Sari Oohara (Japan)


2012 - Isabela Sousa - Brasil - IBA Pipe Challenge
2012 - Karla Costa - Brasil - USBA Sea Hawaii Pipeline Pro by Betty Depolito
2011 - Neymara Carvalho - Brasil - IBA Pipeline Pro
2011 - Karla Costa - Brasil - USBA Pipeline Pro by Betty Depolito
2010 - Luz Marie Grande - Puerto Rico - IBA Pipeline Pro
2010 - Karla Costa - Brasil - North Shore Soap Factory Pipeline Pro by Betty Depolito

2009- no contest for  IBA  women’s only Regional by Betty Depolito
2008 – no contest for IBA Women’s only Regional by Betty Depolito


Jan 6-16, 2007 ( IBA International WWT 2006): US$10,000 Rockstar Games Pipeline Pro by Bob Thomas 
  
 1.  Daniela Freitas (Brasil)
 2.  Kira Lewellyn (Australia)
 3.  Aoi Koike (Japan)
 4.  Leila Alli (Brasil)


March 6 – 7 2007 ( IBA Regional WWT 2007) US$ 5,000 Cholo’s  Women’s Pipeline Pro by Betty Depolito

1.  Claudia Ferrari (Brasil)
2.  Natasha Sagardia (Puerto Rico)
3.  Aoi Koike (Japan)
4.  Daniela Freitas (Brasil)


  2006( IBA Regional WWT 2006) T & C Surf Women's Pipeline Pro
Presented by Tony Volkswagon promoter Betty Depolito

FINALS:  Due to a shark sighting, the women’s bodyboarding final was unable to finish.  The four finalists decided to share an =1st result and split the total prize purse, $1,000 of  which was donated to the Don & Josie Over Fund.

=1.  Aoi Koike (Japan)
=1.  Mandy Zieren (Australia)
=1.  Lilly Pollard (Aus)
=1.  Moe Watanabe (Japan)


11 - 16 March 2005 ( IBA Regional WWT 2005)  US$ 5,000 Regional Event held for the Women's by promoter: Betty Depolito

1.  Kira Llewllyn (Australia)
2.  Daniella Freitas (Brasil)
3.  Mandy Zieren (Australia)
4.  Caroline Casemiro (Brasil) 


2004 – No Sanctioning with the IBA (International Bodyboarding Association)


February, 2003: ( International GOB WWT 2002).  $10,000 AWB 14th Annual Bud Light World Championship of Women's Bodyboarding in Memory of Don & Josie Over Promoter: Carol Philips

1.  Stephanie Pettersen (Brasil)
2.  Neymara Carvalho (Brasil)
3.  Karla Costa (Brasil)
4.  Daniela Freitas (Brasil)
 

 Jan 6-16, 2002 ( International GOB WWT 2002).: $10000  AWB 13th Annual Turtle Bay Resorts World Championship of Women's Bodyboarding
in Memory of Don & Josie Over  promoter: Carol Philips

1.  Kira Lewellyn (Australia)
2.  Karla Costa (Brasil)
3.  Heloise Bordoux (France)
4.  Aoi Koike (Japan)


Feb. 2001(International GOB WWT 2001)  12th Annual V-Bodyboards World Championship of Women's Bodyboarding promoter: Carol Philips
in Memory of Don & Josie Over

1.  Stephanie Pettersen (Brasil)
2.  Daniela Freitas (Brasil)
3.  Neymara Carvalho (Brasil)
4.  Heloise Bordoux (France)


January,2001 (International GOB WWT 2000).: US$10,000 Mike Stewart Science Pipeline Pro - Banzai, HI  promoter: Bob Thomas

1.  Soraia Rocha (Brasil)
2.  Stephanie Pettersen (Brasil)
3.  Daniela Freitas (Brasil)
4.  Neymara  Carvalho (Brasil)


Feb, 2000 (International GOB WWT 2000 )US$ 10,000 11th Annual Hawaii Tourism Authority/ Voice Stream World Championship of Women's Bodyboarding promoter: Carol Philips
in Memory of Don & Josie Over
 

1.  Daniela Freitas (Brasil)
2.  Soraia Rocha (Brasil)
3.  Stephenie Pettersen (Brasil)
4.  Claudia Santos (Brasil)


January 2000 (International GOB WWT 1999)  $15,000 Mike Stewart Pipeline Pro Bodyboards World Championships promoter: Bob Thomas

1.  Karla Costa (Brasil)
2.  Neymara Carvalho (Brasil)
3.  Soraia Rocha (Brasil)
4.  Claudia Santos (Brasil)


Jan 1999 (International GOB WWT 1998) $10,000 Morey Bodyboards World Championships - Banzai, HI promoter: Bob Thomas

     1.  Stephanie Pettersen (Brasil)
  1. Karla Costa (Brasil)
  2. Claudia Santos (Brasil)
  3. Neymara Carvalho (Brasil)

January 1998 (International GOB WWT 1997) World Championship of Women's Bodyboarding

1.  Daniela Freitas (Brasil)
2.  Mariana Nogueira (Brasil)
3.  Soraia Rocha (Brasil)
4.  Neymara Carvalho (Brasil)


Feb. 1997 (International GOB WWT 1996) US$ 15000 8th Annual Baby G G-Shock Presents the X-Press World Championship of Women's Bodyboarding  promoter: Carol Philips in Memory of Josie Over

1.  Mariana Nogeira (Brasil)
2.  Daniela Freitas (Brasil)
3.  Stephanie Pettersen (Brasil)
4.  Neymara Carvalho (Brasil)


Feb. 1996 (International GOB WWT 1995) US$ 20000  7th Annual Baby-G Extreme Presents the X-Press World Championship of Women's Bodyboarding promoter: Carol Philips
In Memory of Josie Over  

1.  Neymara Carvalho (Brasil)
2.  Karla Costa (Brasil)
3.  Claudia Ferrari (Brasil)
4.  Claudia Santos (Brasil)


 1995 US$ 10.000 6th Annual X-Press World Championship of Women's Bodyboarding promoter: Carol Philips
I n Memory of Josie Over  

1.  Mariana Nogueira (Brasil)
2.  Neymara Carvalho (Brasil)
3.  Lucia Araujo (Brasil)
4.  Karla Costa (Brasil)
5.  Carol Philips (Hawaii)
6.  Andrea Guimeires (Brasil)

 
1994 5th Annual Toobs/ Josie Over World Championship of Women's Bodyboarding promoter: Carol Philips

1. Stephanie Pettersen (Brasil)
2. Mariana Nogueira (Brasil)
3. Daniela Freitas (Brasil)
4. Claudia Ferrari (Brasil)



1993 4th Annual Morey International Women's Championship promoter: Bob Thomas

1.Stephanie Pettersen (Brasil)
2. Carol Philips (Hawaii)
3. Leila Alli (Brasil)
4. Shawnee Oide (Hawaii)


1992 3rd Annual Morey International Women's Championship promoter: Bob Thomas

1.Mariana Nogueira (Brasil)
2. Stephanie Pettersen (Brasil)
3. Isabela Nogueira (Brasil)
4. Shawnee Oide (Hawaii)
5. Daniela Freitas (Brasil)
6. Claudia Ferrari (Brasil)


1991 2nd Annual Laguana Sportswear World Championship of Women's  Bodyboarding   promoter: Bob Thomas

1. Glenda Koslowski (Brasil)
2. Mariana Nogueira (Brasil)
3. Daniela Freitas (Brasil)
4. Alessandra Bove (Brasil)
5. Claudia Ferrari (Brasil)
6. Stephanie Pettersen (Brasil)


1990 "1st Annual"World Championship of Women's Bodyboarding  promoter: Bob Thomas

1.Stephanie Pettersen (Brasil)
2. Claudia Ferrari (Brasil)
3. Chris Ann Kim (Hawaii)
4. Daniela Freitas (Brasil)
5. Sandra Ferraz (Brasil)
6. Shawnee Oide (Hawaii)

Women's Bodyboarding World Champions Claudia Ferrari, Neymara Carvalho, and Karla Costa at Rio Bodyboarding International 2012.  Photo: Bodyboarding 101

  I would like to extend my sincerest grattitude in saying thank you to Women's World Champions Claudia Ferrari, Daniela Freitas, and Karla Costa as well as Craig Hadden from the APB for helping to provide the information I needed to compile this list.

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