Monday, July 21, 2014

CURRENT EVENTS: Bodyboarding News Recap

CURRENT EVENTS: Bodyboarding News Recap

(April- July 2014)

  BODYBOARDING 101 has been on hiatus for the past several months.  The world of bodyboarding, on the other hand, has had plenty of things going on.  So, without any further delay, here's a recap of the major bodyboarding news from the past few months...


JAKE STONE WINS 2014 ABA NATIONAL TOUR


  AUSTRALIA-  After running a successful 4-event season with competitions held at Duranbah, Knights Beach, Mandurah Wedge, and Mystics the ABA has crowned Jake Stone as the 2014 ABA Men's Pro Tour Champion.

Video Highlights from the final event at Mystics:


For more information, please be sure to visit:

ABA Tour website

ABA Tour on Facebook


ENCANTO PRO 2014 CANCELLED


  PUERTO RICO-  Due to time constraints, the organizers of the Encanto Pro Puerto Rico have cancelled the event for 2014, but have announced the ongoing negotiations to secure and confirm the event in its entirety (Men's, Women's, and Drop Knee pro divisions) for 2015 and 2016.  Please read the press release for the full story.

For more information, please be sure to visit:

Official Press Release

Encanto World Series on Facebook


SHARK ISLAND CHALLENGE ON HOLD UNTIL SEPTEMBER


  AUSTRALIA-  The 2014 Shark Island Challenge has been placed ON HOLD until September.

For more information, please be sure to visit:

Official Press Release

Shark Island Challenge on Facebook


TRISTAN ROBERTS WINS TAND INVITATIONAL 2014


  SOUTH AFRICA-  Tristan Roberts has won The Tand Invitational for the second consecutive year.

Video Highlights:


For more information, please be sure to visit:

Press Release from Sixty40

Tand Invitational on Facebook


IBA HAWAII SHIPWRECKS CHALLENGE FINAL RESULTS


  HAWAII-  Here are the final results for the IBA Hawaii ProTour's Shipwrecks Challenge, held in early June.

(Men's Pro Final)
1st- Jacob Romero
2nd- David Phillips
3rd- Sammy Morretino
4th- Matt Holzman

(Women's Pro Final)
1st- Melanie Bartels
2nd- Ashley Hori
3rd- Sandra Silva
4th- Avery Rowen

(DK Pro Final)
1st- Micah McMullin
2nd- Dayton Wago
3rd- Pohaku Kekaualua
4th- Jacob Romero

(Junior Pro Final)
1st- Sammy Morretino
2nd- Patrick Orr
3rd- Kainoa Lono
4th- Kainoa Mattos

For more information, please be sure to visit:

IBA Hawaii Pro Tour website

IBA Hawaii Tour on Facebook


LILLY POLLARD INJURY UPDATE


  AUSTRALIA-  Fourteen weeks after suffering a fractured back and neck in a bodyboarding accident at Mystics, Lilly Pollard has issued an update on her recovery.  Check the link below for the official press release.

For more information, please be sure to visit:

Official Press Release

Lilly Pollard Athlete Page on Facebook


DAVE WINCHESTER SIGNS WITH THE VERSUS PROJECT


  AUSTRALIA-  In late March, VS Bodyboards announced that they have signed Dave Winchester.

For more information, please be sure to visit:

Press Release from SpongerCity

VS Project on Facebook


ALEXANDRA RINDER SIGNS WITH SCIENCE BODYBOARDS


  HAWAII-  In April, Mike Stewart's Science Bodyboards announced they have signed Canary Islands supergrom Alexandra Rinder and have released the Rinder signature model.

For more information, please be sure to visit:

Science Bodyboards Hawaii website

Science Bodyboards Hawaii on Facebook


  There you have it, a quick recap of the past several months in the world of bodyboarding.  If there is anything noteworthy that you feel I overlooked, feel free to email me and I will do my best to get it posted!  Until the next time, I'm Steve "Action" Jackson.  I'll see you out in the water...YEEEWWW!!!

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