Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Everything You Need to Know About Rio Bodyboarding International 2013

Everything You Need to Know About Rio Bodyboarding International 2013


RIO BODYBOARDING INTERNATIONAL 2013
Date: September 3rd-8th, 2013
Location: Posto 5, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rating: IBA World Tour 2013
Status: Men's GQS (Global Qualifier Series)/ Women's GSS (Grand Slam Series)
Prize Money: $60,000 USD Prize Purse ($40,000 Men's, $20,000 Women's)
Points: 2000 points for both divisions

IBA Technical Director: Alex Leon
alex@ibaworldtour.com

Event Organizer: Flavio Brito
flavio@cbrasb.com.br



OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

Rio Bodyboard International 2013
Copacabana – Brazil
September 3rd to 8th –  $ 60.000 USD Men and Women

  For the second consecutive year, the famous Copacabana Beach, in Rio de Janeiro, will receive the best bodyboarders of the world. The Rio Bodyboard International will take place in one of the most beautiful places in Brazil and the best riders will compete for a total of U$60.000,00 between 03rd and 08th of September.

  Rio Bodyboarding International will offer 2000 points in WWT and GQS rankings. In 2012, Isabela Sousa won in Rio making a big step towards her second world title. Among men, the Moroccan Brahim Iddouch won leaving Yoan Florentin in second after an equal final.

It’s not being that easy to host the event for this second year. Governmental and economic issues have complicated a bit the pre-production of the event but we still believe that is very important to Rio and Brazil to have one of the biggest events of the tour once again in the city. Last year we had 181 competitors, from 19 countries. Would be nice to have the same or even more competitors this year.” Says Flavio Brito, president of the Rio Bodyboarding Federation and organizer of the competition.

  All international riders must confirm their presence by emailing Natalia – natalia@adding.com.br with their full name and country. There will be a Check-In on September 2nd(Monday) from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM on the venue site at Copacabana beach.

ONLINE WEBCAST:
The event will be broadcasted in two languages (English and Portuguese) at:


...and there will be online updates at:

 
Rio Bodyboarding 2013 is sponsored by Governo do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – Secretaria de Estado de Esporte e Lazer and is organized by Federação de Bodyboarding do Rio de Janeiro.

For more information
Media Information – Danilo Caboclo - +55 11 97667-9636 /
danilo@gruposix.com.br

IBA South América – Francisco Garritano + 55 21 8674-5100 / garritanofrancisco@yahoo.com

Entry Information – Natalia / natalia@adding.com.br

Event information – Flávio Brito + 55 21 8855-1774 / flavio@cbrasb.com.br



IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

(ENTRIES)

  All international riders must confirm their participation at the Rio event by submitting the payment information sheet (word document) to the following email: 


Submissions will be accepted until August 31st.

Entry Fees:
Men's- $220 USD
Women's- $200 USD

The entry fee payment for international riders will take place at the check-in on Monday, September 2nd at the Copacabana venue.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  ALL INTERNATIONAL RIDERS MUST MAKE PAYMENT IN US DOLLARS. BRAZILIAN REAIS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


(AIRPORTS)

Galeao International Airport (for most international flights)
Phone: +55 (21) 3398 5050
Driving from Galeao to Copacabana: approximately 30 minutes

Santos Dumont International Airport (for most domestic flights)
Phone: +55 (21) 3814 7070
Driving fron Santos Dumont to Copacabana: approximately 20 minutes



(WAVE CHARACTERISTICS)

  The Copacabana beach break of Posto 5, also known as P5, is one of the most famous waves of Rio de Janeiro and the homebreak of 6x World Champion Guilherme Tamega.  The wave is very fast and heavy, and starts working at 2-3ft.  The water temperature is usually around 20C/68F, so a springsuit is usually good for the morning and boardshorts for the day will normally be fine.  If the swell is from the east, though, the water temps can get a little cold.

Type of Wave: Beach break
Wave Direction: Rights (main wave) and lefts
Tidal Conditions: Breaks during low and high tides
Swell Direction: Picks up swell from the south, southeast, and east
Wind Directions: Southeast, south, and northeast winds are preferable
Swell Size: Starts working at less than 1m/ 3ft and holds up to 3m/ 9ft+


(GENERAL INFORMATION)

-Please look after personal belongings especially passports, traveler's checks, and cash.  Lock them away when not needed.  have copies made of all your important travel documents.  Please come to the site office if you need help making copies upon your arrival.

-Please be careful when leaving or arriving at your accommodation during the evening, and avoid going out by yourself.

-Weather in Rio de Janeiro this time of year is usually warm during the day and during the evening.

-Please book your hotel AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!  The city's accommodations tend to fill up very quickly this time of year.

-At the moment, the current exchange rate is approximately $1 US Dollar= R$2.40 Brazilian Reais.

Rio's Official Website: www.rioguiaoficial.com.br/en/home


(ACCOMMODATIONS)

Copacabana Praia Hotel (Official Hotel)

Hotel Canada- www.hotelcanada.com.br
Hotel Rio Othon- www.hoteis-othon.com.br
Mar Palace Hotel- www.hotelmarpalace.com.br
Hotel Atlantis Copacabana- www.atlantishotel.com.br
El Misti Hostel- www.elmistihostelrio.com.br


Monday, August 19, 2013

CURRENT EVENTS: Bodyboarding News

CURRENT EVENTS: Bodyboarding News

IN THIS EDITION:  Sebastian Inlet Pro Set to Begin, Annaelle Challenge Waiting Period and Trials,  IBA World Tour Heads to Sintra, Uri Valadao wins Rio Carioca Tour Event at Ipanema.


SEBASTIAN INLET BODYBOARD PRO SET TO BEGIN


  SEBASTIAN, FLORIDA-  The 2013 Sebastian Inlet Bodyboard Pro is set to begin on Wednesday with a competition window running August 21st-25th.  This is the second event on the 2013 USBA (United States Bodyboarding Association) national tour, and is being hosted by the FBA (Florida Bodyboardiing Association).

For more information, please be sure to visit the following link:
www.fbatour.com


ANNAELLE CHALLENGE WAITING PERIOD AND TRIALS

  BRITTANY, FRANCE-  The waiting period for the 2013 IBA Annaelle Challenge specialty event (August 15th- November 26th) is underway.  Trials have been scheduled for August 25th at La Palue, Crozon-Morgat.  The top two riders from trials will fill out the field of 20 competitors for this special international invitational event.


For more information, please be sure to visit the following links:

Annaelle Challenge on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Annaelle.challenge

Official Website: www.annaellechallenge.com

IBA World Tour: www.ibaworldtour.com


IBA WORLD TOUR HEADS TO SINTRA


  SINTRA, PORTUGAL-  After a two month break in action, the 2013 IBA World Tour resumes next week with the Sintra Portugal Pro (Aug. 26th- Sept. 1st).  This year's event at Sintra will be a Men's GQS (Global Qualifier Series), Women's GSS (Grand Slam Series), and a DKWT (Drop Knee World Tour) event.

For more information on this, please be sure to visit the following links:

Official Site: http://www.sintrabodyboard.com/

IBA World Tour: www.ibaworldtour.com


URI VALADAO WINS RIO CARIOCA EVENT AT IPANEMA

Men's Pro Final: 1st- Uri Valadao, 2nd- Francirley Ferreira, 3rd- Helliton Loureiro, 4th- Dionatan Barroso.

  IPANEMA, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRASIL-  2008 World Champion Uri Valadao has won event #1 on the 2013 Circuito Carioca de Bodyboard.


Here are the full results:

Men's Pro:
1st- Uri Valadao
2nd- Francirley Ferreira
3rd- Helliton Loureiro
4th- Dionatan Barroso

Women's Pro:
1st- Kirtys Montenegro
2nd- Rafaela Alves
3rd- Maira Viana
4th- Gabriela Gouveia

Open Men's:
1st- Lucio Santana
2nd- Adejaldo Silva
3rd- Ariel Santana
4th- Lucas Franco

Open Women's:
1st- Aline Ribeiro
2nd- Yumi Vasconcellos
3rd- Fernanda Basile
4th- Vitoria Caroline

Sub 16:
1st- Breno Passanha
2nd- Matheus Bastos
3rd- Socrates Santana
4th- Gabriel Vinicius

For more information, please be sure to visit the following links:

Circuito Carioca on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CariocaBB

Federacao de Bodyboard de Rio de Janeiro: 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!!!

Monday, August 5, 2013

CURRENT EVENTS: Bodyboarding News

CURRENT EVENTS: Bodyboarding News

IN THIS EDITION:  Encanto Pro Confirmed as GQS, Rio Bodyboarding International GQS Confirmed, 2013 Rio Carioca Tour Schedule Announced, USBA Sandy Beach Pro, USBA Sebastian Inlet Pro Confirmed, Tanner McDaniel Renews Contract with Science, New "Viking" model from Congo Boards, QCD Stock Boards Now Available.


2013 IBA ENCANTO PRO PUERTO RICO CONFIRMED AS GQS

2012 IBA Encanto Pro Puerto Rico Champion Jeff Hubbard.  Photo: IBA

  ISABELA, PUERTO RICO-  The IBA has confirmed the 2013 Encanto Pro as a Men's GQS (Global Qualifier Series) event, as apposed to the GSS (Grand Slam Series) status the Puerto Rico event has held for the past two years.  The competition window has also been changed, now running Oct. 23rd-27th at Middles.  As in previous years, the 2013 Encanto Pro will also run as a WWT (Women's World Tour) and DKWT (Drop Knee World Tour) event.

For more information on this story, please be sure to visit:

IBA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ibaworldtour

Official IBA Website: www.ibaworldtour.com


RIO BODYBOARDING INTERNATIONAL 2013 GQS CONFIRMED


  RIO DE JANEIRO, BRASIL-  The Rio Bodyboarding International 2013 GQS/WWT has been confirmed for September 3rd-8th at Posto 5 in Copacabana.  Building on the success of last year, this year's event will feature a $75,000 USD prize purse as well as a dual-language live webcast available in English and Portuguese.

For more information on this story, please be sure to visit:

Rio Bodyboarding International on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/RioBodyboarding

Official Website: www.riobodyboarding.com.br


2013 RIO CARIOCA TOUR SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED


  RIO DE JANEIRO, BRASIL-  The Circuito Carioca de Bodyboarding (Rio Carioca Bodyboarding tour) has confirmed it's schedule for 2013.  The four event tour will feature events at Ipanema, Copacabana, Barra da Tijuca, and Sao Conrado with a R$15,000 prize purse for each event.  Despite being a "local" tour, the Circuito Carioca draws riders from all over the country of Brasil along with the occasional international rider.   The season opener at Ipanema (August 10-11) has already confirmed 120 competitors including the likes of 2008 IBA World Champion Uri Valadao, 2012 ISA Games Champion Eder Luciano, and Venezuelan Alejandra Altuve.

For more information, please be sure to visit:

Circuito Carioca de Bodyboarding on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/CariocaBB


USBA SANDY BEACH PRO RESULTS


  OAHU, HAWAII-  The 2013 USBA Sandy Beach Pro was held on the weekend of July 6th-7th.  Some of the highlights of the event included Jeff Hubbard's perfect heat (two 10's) in his Men's Pro Semi-final, Sammy Morretino's perfect 10 on a backside DK barrel to snap, JB Hillen's consistently high scores throughout competition, last-minute heroics from Dave Hubbard, and Liana Carson's air rolls over "Sashimi Rock."  Here are the final results:

MEN'S PRO:
1- Dave Hubbard
2- JB Hillen
3- Matt Holzman
4- Jeff Hubbard

WOMEN'S PRO:
1- Liana Carson
2- Melanie Bartels
3- Claudia Ferrari
4- Akemi Zurowski

DK PRO:
1- Sammy Morretino
2- Dave Hubbard
3- Joshua Trotter
4- Willy Petrovic

Here are some video highlights:


Highlights from Videographer Marcus Rodrigues on Vimeo:
http://vimeo.com/m/70372997

For more information, please be sure to visit:

USBA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usbatour

Official Website: www.usbatour.com


USBA SEBASTIAN INLET PRO CONFIRMED


  SEBASTIAN, FLORIDA-  The Sebastian Inlet Bodyboard Pro, a USBA tour event hosted by the FBA (Florida Bodyboarding Association), has been confirmed for August 21st-25th at Sebastian Inlet State Park.


For more information, please be sure to visit:

FBA Tour on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/FloridaBodyboardAssociation?fref=ts

Official website:  www.fbatour.com


TANNER MCDANIEL RENEWS CONTRACT WITH SCIENCE BODYBOARDS


  KALAHEO, HAWAII-  Hawaiian "Supergrom" Tanner McDaniel recently renewed his contract with Science Bodyboards.

Check out Tanner's latest video clip 'Tanner McDaniel 5.0,' on Vimeo:
https://vimeo.com/70167761

For more information, please be sure to visit:

Science Bodyboards Hawaii on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/sciencebodyboardshawaii


NEW "VIKING" MODEL FROM CONGO BOARDS

New Jersey's Pat "The Viking" Hemenway showing off his new signature model from Congo Boards.
  BELMAR, NEW JERSEY-  New Jersey bodyboarder Pat Hemenway has announced the release of his new "Viking" signature model from Congo Boards.  The complete line of Congo Boards is available online and from select bodyboard retailers.

For more information, be sure to visit:

Congo Boards on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/congo.boards.7

Official Website: www.congoboards.com

Pat "The Viking" Hemenway putting his board to the test. photo: Willie Barrio.


QCD STOCK BOARDS NOW AVAILABLE

  NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA-  Bodyboard shaper Todd Quigley has expanded his QCD (Quigley Custom Designs) bodyboards to include a new line of stock boards available now.

For more information, please be sure to visit:

QCD Bodyboards on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qcdboards

Official Website: www.qcdboards.com


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