Monday, March 7, 2016

CURRENT EVENTS: Bodyboarding News

CURRENT EVENTS: Bodyboarding News

IN THIS EDITION: Pierre Louis Costes Wins Pipeline Invitational, APB Confirms Event #2 at Teahupoo, Tâmega Saves Bodyboarder at Pipeline, Quigley and Hardy Announce Launch of Hardy Pro Shapes, Morey Bodyboards Under New Ownership.


PIERRE LOUIS COSTES WINS PIPELINE INVITATIONAL

A victorious PLC gets chaired up the beach after winning the Pipeline Invitational!
  NORTH SHORE, OAHU, HAWAII-  2011 World Champion Pierre Louis Costes has won the 2016 APB Mike Stewart Pipeline Invitational!

For more information, please be sure to visit:

APB Tour official website

APB Tour on Facebook

Science Bodyboards official website

Science Bodyboards on Facebook


APB CONFIRMS EVENT #2 AT TEAHUPOO

Competitive bodyboarding returns to Teahupoo in 2016! Photo: Domenic Mosqueira.

  NORTH SHORE, OAHU, HAWAII-  During a break in competition at the Mike Stewart Pipeline Invitational, the APB confirmed event #2 on the 2016 World Bodyboarding Tour through social media.  "The SPARKGREEN TAHITI CHALLENGE 2016 presented by OPT & Air Tahiti Nui has been confirmed for April 18 - May 2!!!"  Stay tune for an official press release.

For more information, please be sure to visit:

APB Tour official website

APB Tour on Facebook


TÂMEGA SAVES BODYBOARDER AT PIPELINE

GT along with Jamie O'Brien, Alex Leon, Erik Apple and the Hawaiian lifeguards bringing Dylan McGinn back to life.
  NORTH SHORE, OAHU, HAWAII-  On the eve of the final day of the 2016 APB Mike Stewart Pipeline Invitational, 6x World Champion and North Shore lifeguard Guilherme Tâmega helped rescue bodyboarder Dylan McGinn (New Jersey).  Dylan, the younger brother of former pro bodyboarder Larry McGinn, hit his head on the reef and was knocked unconscious. GT helped pull McGinn from the water with the assistence of Jamie O'Brien (Hawaii), Tahurai Henry (Tahiti), APB Tour CEO Alex Leon (Australia), MMA fighter/bodyboarder Erik Apple (California) and members of the North Shore Lifeguard Association.  CPR and defibrilators were used to revive Dylan before paramedics transported him to a local hospital.  Here's wishing Dylan McGinn a speedy recovery!

For more information, please be sure to visit:

Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services on Facebook

North Shore Lifeguard Association on Facebook



QUIGLEY & HARDY ANNOUNCE LAUNCH OF HARDY PRO SHAPES

Australian legend Ryan Hardy with a board from his new line of Hardy Pro Shapes. Photo: Josh Tabone.

  AUSTRALIA-  Bodyboarding legend Ryan Hardy has announced a new partnership wit shaper Todd Quigley and the launch of Hardy Shapes.  Here is what Ryan had to say about on his Facebook page:

"I'm very amped to announce after 17years of riding custom boards shaped by Todd Quigley a.k.a @qcdboards, that Todd and I have now officially joined forces to bring @hardyshapes to the world.
We have spent the most part of our professional careers fine-tuning my custom shape to allow for maximum performance in all conditions and Hardy Shapes is the culmination of our efforts. Good bodyboarding is really all about finding ‪#‎theperfectsetup‬."

For more information, please be sure to visit:

Ryan Hardy Athlete Page on Facebook


MOREY BODYBOARDS UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP


  CARSON, CALIFORNIA-  Morey has announced that it is now under new ownership.  Here is the official press release.

PRESS RELEASE February 4, 2016:

"We are pleased to announce Morey Bodyboards is now under new ownership! The iconic surf brand that are under the parent company, Wham-O, is now under a new owner and management team. InterSport Corp has acquired the global rights to Wham-O® in an exclusive deal on November 16, 2016.

“It is with great pleasure that we are announcing that one of the most recognizable surf brands in the world is headed in the right direction. We know what it takes to make this brand great again, and we are excited with the new opportunities to take it there. I am also excited to announce the naming of our Surf Brand Manager, Jared Brown.” said Todd Richards, President of InterSport dba Wham-O.
“I am honored to work with the new team at InterSport DBA Wham-O® and the horizon looks great for what’s to come with Morey Boogie. I hope to make the brand great again and bring back the originality of Morey Boogie. I am looking forward to putting together a team of world class riders and ambassadors to showcase all the amazing products we have coming out. The bodyboard industry is one we all love and its time we gave it everything we got! We have big plans on taking back a lot of market share over the next few years. Look for big things to come from this iconic brand!” said Jared Brown, Surf Brand Manager.

We are very excited for things to come and can’t wait for the bodyboard world to see all of it.
If you would like to follow our new adventures, follow us on all of our social media platforms. Keep an eye out for us on SnapChat, as we will bring you a look into our new products as we design them or receive them! Websites for all brands coming soon!

Instagram: @moreybodyboards
SnapChat: morey_boogie

ABOUT STALLION SPORT LTD - Stallion Sport was founded by water sports athletes, Lam Shing Jily Jo and Leung Shiu Hong, in 1992 based upon the idea of bringing sports and lifestyle products to the public. By this concept, Stallion focuses on developing innovative products supported by leading brands and reasonable pricing that laid the ground works for Stallion’s advancements in sporting goods design and development. Our company started off in servicing sporting goods OEM business under various brand names in Europe, North America, Australia and Japan. Stallion’s strengths lie in understanding core channels in designs, marketing and manufacturing of the products. By 2001 the operation has expanded in Hong Kong with headquarters located next door to manufacturing in China.

ABOUT INTERSPORT CORP. - The InterSport Corp management team, along with many associates, has worked with and for the pioneers of outdoor sport and toys giving us a solid foundation and a wealth of experience and knowledge to draw from to design and produce innovative, quality products. Based in Carson, CA InterSport Corp headquarters houses all facets of its business operations with the exception of factory manufacturing which is accomplished overseas in company supervised facilities. InterSport Corp distributes products that are suited to many levels of sales and distribution, from independent and specialty pro shops to sporting goods retailers to National Mass retailers We can service just about any sector of retail and wholesale distribution with a variety of outdoor sports and toy products through our 140,000 sq ft US domestic facility or facilitating factory direct shipments."

For more information, please be sure to visit:

Morey Bodyboards on Facebook


  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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