Wednesday, September 30, 2015

BEHIND THE SCENES: 2015 Itacoatiara Pro

BEHIND THE SCENES: 2015 Itacoatiara Pro

  Here's a quick look behind the scenes at the 2015 APB Itacoatiara Pro Brazil.

Portugal's Miguel Adão at Rider Check-In.

Fernanda Abreu (Event Coordinator for Niteroi's Secretary of Sports and Leisure) meeting with Itacoatiara Pro Event Organizer/Promoter Giuliano Lara prior to the start of competition.

Hanging out at SGA Toyota for the Itacoatiara Pro Opening Party.  I want this car!

The APB's Alex Leon on the beach at the Itacoatiara Pro for an interview with Bianca Medeiros from Canal Woohoo.

APB judges and event staff.

The Itacoatiara Pro commentary team, Paola Simão and Steve "Action" Jackson.

"Commentary Booth Selfie"...The Tanner Grom & "Action" Jackson show...LOL!

Itacoatiara Pro Junior competitor Matheus Bastos and 2000 Men's World Champion Paulo Barcellos.

Getting ready to go for the camera!

inside the commentary booth at the Itacoatiara Pro with Paola Simão and Steve "Action" Jackson.  Welcome to our "office!"

In the commentary booth with former Brazilian Olympic Handball player and current Secretary of Sports and Leisure in Niterói Bruno Souza.

A few members of "The Squad"...Tanner McDaniel (Hawaii), Iain Campbell (South África), and Lewy Finnegan (Austrália)...clownin' in the competitors área.

RECAP: 2015 Itacoatiara Pro Brazil

RECAP: 2015 Itacoatiara Pro Brazil

July 2nd-July 12th, 2015

(2015 Itacoatiara Pro Teaser Trailer)

(2015 Itacoatiara Pro Wild Cards)

(Day One Highlights)

(Day Two Highlights)

(Day Three Highlights)

(Day Four Highlights)


Moz wins the Itacoatiara Pro for the second time in three seasons! Photo: APB Media

(Men's Pro)
1. Amaury Lavernhe (Reunion Island)
2. Uri Valadão (Brazil)
3. Kalani Lattanzi (Brazil)
4. Antônio Cardoso (Portugal)

Tanner McDaniel claims victory at the first event of the 2015 Pro Junior World Tour. Photo: APB Media

(Pro Junior)
1. Tanner McDaniel (Hawaii)
2. Matheus Bastos (Brazil)
=3. Sócrates Santana (Brazil)
=3. Gabriel Oliveira (Brazil)

*SPECIAL MOMENT:  At the conclusion of the 2015 Itacoatiara Pro Brazil, 6x World Champion Guilherme Tâmega officially announced his retirement from full-time competition on the world tour.

GT retires. Photo: APB Media

For more information, please be sure to visit:

APB Tour official website

APB Tour on Facebook

Itacoatiara Pro official website

Itacoatiara Pro on Facebook

Monday, September 21, 2015

September-October 2015 Schedule

September-October 2015 Schedule

Begoña Martinez and Steve "Action" Jackson during live webcast coverage of the 2015 APB Arica Chilean Challenge.

  After travelling and working in Northern Chile for the month of July, and taking off for August and most of September, it's time to get some new blogs posted.  Here is a tentative schedule for late September and early October (subject to change).  Also, stay tuned for some upcoming special announcements!


Wednesday September 30th: RECAP: 2015 Itacoatiara Pro
Wednesday September 30th: BEHIND THE SCENES: 2015 Itacoatiara Pro
Wednesday September 30th: HISTORY: The Itacoatiara Pro (Updated)


Friday, October 2nd: RECAP: 2015 Arica Chilean Challenge
Friday, October 2nd: BEHIND THE SCENES: 2015 Arica Chilean Challenge
Friday, October 2nd: HISTORY: The Arica Chilean Challenge (Updated)

Monday, October 5th: CURRENT EVENTS: Bodyboarding News
Monday, October 5th: NEWS SPECIAL: 2015 APB Tour Heads To Puerto Rico For Season Finale

  So, there you have it...a quick look at what's ahead from Bodyboarding 101.  Until the next time, I'm Steve "Action" Jackson.  I'll see you out in the water...YEEEWWW!!!