Friday, February 20, 2015


BEHIND THE SCENES:  The 2014 ISA World Bodyboard Championship

The Spanish and English-speaking commentary teams for the 2014 ISA WBC.

  During the 2014 ISA World Bodyboard Championship (December 6th-14th in Iquique, Chile), I had the honor of working as part of the ISA Media team.  It was a great competition, and an incredible experience.  Here are some of my personal photos from the event.

Antojo's was the restaurant sponsor. Competitors and event staff ate here every day.  I loved the food here!

Webcast Commentators Manny Vargas and Phil Mueller took on Team France in a game of ping pong at one of the local surf shops.

ISA Media team preparing for the Opening Ceremony.

Team Chile during The Parade of Nations.

South African representatives Iain Campbell and Pam Bowren during the Sands of the World ceremony.

After the opening ceremony, I caught up with Iain Campbell.  I had a lot of fun cruising Chile with him in 2014!

Manny Vargas and I jumped in for a group photo with Team Costa Rica...Pura Vida!

Getting ready to go for the day in the Spanish-speaking commentary booth.

The transmission room.

Stoked to finally be back in the broadcast booth with Manny Vargas.  It's been too long, brotha!

In the Spanish-speaking webcast booth during live coverage.

ISA Morning Show..Begoña Martinez and Manny Vargas with Team Brasil.

Team France.  "Bonjour! Comment vas-tu aujourd'hui?"

Team Puerto Rico cheering on Javier Cruzado while he is in the water competing.

Cruising Downtown Iquique with Danny Bycroft and Manny Vargas.

Every morning, the judges and media team would take a bus from the hotel to the contest site.  The driver would turn up the music, and everyone would get pumped up for the day ahead of us!

Team Portugal during the ISA Aloha Cup.

Competitors running to the water at the start of the Aloha Cup tag team relay.

I caught up with Sócrates Santana after the awards ceremony.  Stoked for this kid.  I have been watching him progress since he was 9 years old, and enjoy seeing him achieve success!

Hangin with the Saffas after the closing ceremony...Tristan Roberts and Iain Campbell.

Chile celebrating their team title...everybody wanted photos with the Chilenos, including the Mayor of Iquique!

Stoked I got to meet the Mayor of Iquique.  He even took time to have a brief conversation with me!

Interviewing South African Storm Prestwich after one of his heat wins at the WBC.

Frame grab from the live webcast...interviewing Sócrates Santana after one of his heat Portuguese!

  For more information about the ISA World Bodyboard Championship, official photo galleries, and vídeo highlights please be sure to visit:

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