For many reasons we have not been covering the ISA world bodyboard championships on Spongercity.com – sorry about this. We have received some PR stuff but it’s all in Spanish and we only speak a little spanish, not enough to really be able to translate it.
Other than that we never understood how someone could be crowned “world champ” in one comp. A comp is a comp, a winner is a winner, it’s awesome to win a comp but how can you say you’re a “world champ” if you won one comp where 50% of the world top pros haven’t even showed up ?
Other than that the ISA is mostly managed by stand ups (we stand up surf too and love surfing as much as bodyboarding). We like things to be separated for many reasons. We believe each sport should have its independency. In most countries bodyboarding is part of the surfing federations or associations or whatever you call it. That sucks. To each sport its federation or association. Bodyboarders have been looked down on since ever, they’ve coped with stupid nicknames and clichés since ever and now they should be happy to be part of another sport federation ? Nah. Sorry but we believe in independency and we reckon bbers should drive their own destiny and make it happen for themselves even if it’s harder this way. Once again this has nothing to do with surfing, we love surfing as much as bodyboarding but we just think it’s normal for each sport to have their own structures. Same as wakeboarding is not associated with kayaking.
Other than that we’ve looked for a website and a live webcast for the ISA but couldnt find antyhing on Google and then when someone pointed us to a website that might be able to give us answers it seemed that we needed to login to watch a live event. We don’t login anywhere to watch a live event, sorry.
So, yes we might be stubborn idiots but we’re sure there are tons of other stubborn idiots like us out there supporting core bodyboarding and independent bodyboarding such as the IBA World Tour and other bodyboarders-owned-and-operated events.
Sorry for being so “extreme” or stupidly “hardcore” and we must confess this whole article doesn’t have much to do with the ISA event but it’s just some stuff we wanted to say and we just did now. Thanks for reading.