Monday, April 13, 2015

CURRENT EVENTS: Bodyboarding News

CURRENT EVENTS: Bodyboarding News

IN THIS EDITION: Jake Stone Wins Dbah, Hubb Wins FSB North América, Uranga Wins FSB Europe, McCarthy Wins Kumba Classic, GT Retires, Hardy Wins Mandurah, Hardy Buys Reeflex, Natasha Sagardia Retires, BP Tears Spleen at Riley's, Manny V Goes Full-Time with YouRiding, Lester Makes Walk of Fame!

There's lots of News to get into, so let's get to it!


JAKE STONE WINS 2015 ABA DBAH PRO
Jake Stone airing it out on the way to winning event #2!
  AUSTRALIA-  Defending ABA Tour Champion Jake Stone has won the Dbah Pro, and taken the lead in the points standings after event #2 of the 2015 ABA national tour.

For more information, please be sure to visit:

www.abatour.com.au

ABA Tour on Facebook


JEFF HUBBARD WINS FSB NORTH AMERICA
Jeff Hubbard boosts his way to the FSB North América title!
  HAWAII-  Jeff Hubbard has won FSB North América.

For more information, please be sure to visit:

www.freesurfworldtour.com

Free Surf Bodyboard World Tour on Facebook

Riptide Press Release


ALEX URANGA WINS FSB EUROPE
The Spaniard takes out the Frenchmen...Uranga edged out Amaury Lavernhe (pictured on the right) and Pierre Louis Costes to win FSB Europe.
  BASQUE-  Alex Uranga has won FSB Europe.

For more information, please be sure to visit:

www.freesurfworldtour.com

Free Surf Bodyboard World Tour on Facebook

Riptide Press Release


MARK MCCARTHY WINS KUMBA WEST COAST CLASSIC
Sacha Specker helped pilot Mark McCarthy to the tow-out win at Yo-Yo's Reef.
  SOUTH AFRICA-  Mark McCarthy has won the Kumba West Coast Classic.

For more information, please be sure to visit:

Riptide Press Release and Final Day Highlights


GUILHERME TÂMEGA RETIRES FROM PRO TOUR
GT has hung up his competitive Jersey to focus on his new business.
  HAWAII-  6x World Champion Guilherme Tâmega ounced his retirement from the world tour to focus on his company, GT Boards, and spend time with his family.

For more information, please be sure to visit:

www.gtboards.com

Guilherme Tâmega on Facebook

GT Boards on Facebook


RYAN HARDY WINS 2015 ABA MANDURAH PRO
  AUSTRALIA-  Ryan Hardy scored an 8.10 in the waning moments of the final to overcome Tom Rigby and win event #1 on the 2015 ABA tour, The Mandurah Pro.

For more information, please be sure to visit:

www.abatour.com.au

ABA Tour on Facebook

Riptide Press Release


RYAN HARDY BUYS REEFLEX WETSUITS
Ryan Hardy making moves in and out of the water lately!
   AUSTRALIA-  Ryan Hardy is now the Managing Director of Reeflex Wetsuits, after having purchased the company from John Barker in late March.

For more information, please be sure to visit:

www.reeflexwetsuits.com

Reeflex Wetsuits on Facebook


NATASH SAGARDIA RETIRES FROM PROFESSIONAL BODYBOARDING
Natasha Sagardia was honored at the Puerto Rico Museum of Sports after announcing her rtirement from competitive bodyboarding.
  PUERTO RICO-  Argentinian-born Puerto Rico bodyboarding pioneer and 2008 ISA Women's Bodyboard Champion Natasha Sagardia has retired from competitive bodyboarding to focus on her social outreach and development projects.

For more information, please be sure to visit:

www.natashasagardia.com

Natasha Sagardia on Facebook



BEN PLAYER RECOVERING FROM SERIOUS INJURY AT RILEY'S
Ben Player in the hospital after his accident at Riley's.
  IRELAND-  In late March, 3x World Chapmion Bem Player (Austrália) suffered a torn spleen and internal bleeding during a session at Riley's.  He was airlifted by the Irish Coast Guard to nearby Limerick Hospital where he spent several days recovering before being released.  BP, as usual, remained in postive spirits, even taking to Instagram and saying,"The good news is that I will be able to keep my spleen and I'm on the mend, which is good news because I quite like my spleen!"

For more information, please be sure to visit:

Riptide Press Release #1

Riptide Press Release #2: Ben Player Speaks


MANNY VARGAS TAKES FULL-TIME JOB WITH YOURIDING
Manny Vargas and YouRiding, a winning combination.
  CALIFORNIA-  Bodyboarding legend Manny Vargas has taken a full-time position as the eSports Manager at YouRiding.  He will be overseeing the YouRiding League for bodyboarding as well as surfing, skiing, and snowboarding.



For more information, please be sure to visit:

www.youriding.com

YouRiding Games on Facebook


ANDREW LESTER INDUCTED INTO CRONULLA WALK OF FAME
Lester kneeling beside his plaque on the Walk of Fame.
  AUSTRALIA-  In March, defending Shark Island Challenge Champion Andrew Lester was inducted into the Cronulla Walk of Fame and received his own plaque on the walkway.

For more information, please be sure to visit:

Official Press Release from Riptide Magazine


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

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