Monday, June 17, 2013

CURRENT EVENTS: Bodyboarding News

CURRENT EVENTS: Bodyboarding News

In This Edition:  Amaury Lavernhe Wins Itacoatiara Pro


  NITEROI, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRASIL-  2010 World Champion Amaury Lavernhe (Reunion Island) has won the 2013 IBA Itacoatiara Pro in Brasil.  Here are the final day highlights...


  With this win, Amaury's second Grand Slam Series victory for the 2013 season, he leave's Brasil tied for the lead on the world tour with 2x World Champion Ben Player (Australia).  Here are the current Men's GSS point standings following Itacoatiara...


  For more information as well as all of the latest news, updates and video highlights from the IBA please be sure to check out the following links:

www.facebook.com/ibaworldtour
www.ibaworldtour.com

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

Monday, June 3, 2013

CURRENT EVENTS: Bodyboarding News

CURRENT EVENTS: Bodyboarding News

In This Edition:  PLC Wins Antofagasta GQS, Cobb Wins Women's GSS at Antofagasta, Ben Player Wins Arica GSS, Luz Marie Wins Regional Event at Arica, Joey Viera Suffers Broken Neck at Sandy's, Toby Player and Wife Expecting Twins, Pro Bodyboard Couple Expecting First Baby.


PLC WINS GQS, COBB WINS WWT AT ANTOFAGASTA

PLC Wins the 2013 Antofagasta Bodyboard Festival Men's GQS.
  ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE-  2011 IBA World Champion Pierre Louis Costes (France) has won the Men's GQS (Global Qualifier Series) portion on the 2013 Antofagasta Bodyboard Festival in Chile.  Also walking away victorious at Antofagasta, Australian Emma Cobb won the WWT (Women's World Tour) Grand Slam.

Australian Emma Cobb wins the WWT Grand Slam at the 2013 Antofagasta Bodyboard Festival.
  For more information and video highlights, be sure to visit the IBA World Tour at:
www.ibaworldtour.com
www.facebook.com/ibaworldtour
www.youtube.com/ibaworldtour


BEN PLAYER WINS ARICA GSS


  ARICA, CHILE-  2x World Champion Ben Player (Australia) has won the 2013 Arica Chilean Challenge. With this win, his second of the year, BP moves into the #1 ranking on the MWT (Men's World Tour) Grand Slam Series.


LUZ MARIE GRANDE WINS WOMEN'S REGIONAL EVENT AT ARICA

Puerto Rico's Luz Marie (picture on right) came away victorious at Arica.
  ARICA, CHILE-  This year's Arica Chilean Challenge featured an IBA Latin America Women's Regional Tour event to coincide with the Men's GSS.  Claiming the win, in the women's regional competition, was Puerto Rico's Luz Marie Grande.

  For more information and video highlights, be sure to visit the IBA World Tour at:
www.ibaworldtour.com
www.facebook.com/ibaworldtour
www.youtube.com/ibaworldtour


JOEY VIERA SUFFERS BROKEN NECK AT SANDY'S

An X-ray image of Viera's neck shows the damage.
  OAHU, HAWAII-  As announce on the Triad Movement Bodyboards Facebook page, Hawaiian bodyboarder and notable industry figure Joey Viera suffered a broken neck while riding Sandy's on Oahu's south side.  Fortunately for Viera, he did not suffer any paralysis.  He will undergo surgery today (3 June 2013) to fuse together his C6 and C7.  Best of luck with surgery and hoping you have a speedy recovery!


TOBY PLAYER AND WIFE EXPECTING TWINS

The next generation of Players!
  AUSTRALIA-  Toby Player and his wife, Chloe, have announced that they are expecting twins!  Congratulations, Toby and Chloe!


PRO BODYBOARD COUPLE EXPECTING FIRST BABY

The Bitzers are expecting a baby girl.
  OAHU, HAWAII-  Professional bodyboarders Jason Bitzer and 3x USBA Women's National Champion Roberta Bitzer have announced that they are expecting their first child.  Congratulations, Jason and Beta!


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