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Go support bodyboarding and the IBA and make it happen, buy a SALVEMOS PUERTO t-shirt now !
It’s easy, go there, buy a t-shirt and this way the Puerto Escondido event will happen and the city of Puerto will benefit from the event as well: http://shop.ibaworldtour.com/
We just bought a t-shirt. Paypal or Credit Cards allowed, don’t hesitate, go get one!
So far 168 persons worldwide purchased some merchandise for the campaign and currently the IBA has raised just over $8,000 – they need $100,000 to make it happen. How come only 168 bodyboarders bought a t-shirt ?! WTF ?! Come on !!! They have 3000 tees to sell !!!
RING OF FIRE III by Rob Isambert, the movie will be out soon and is premiering in Cali on Saturday, July 14th at the San Clemente Community Center – selling tickets from 7:00 to 8:30pm right across the street from the Community Center (Look for banners) – There is no alcohol allowed at this venue but If you want to come early and pre game there are some bars just up the street. Party afterwards in San Clemente.
There will be tons of giveaways and raffles and all round good times. The community center can fit 500 people so help spread the word to come see a cool film with lots of Cali footage and riders.
For tickets: 255 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente CA 92672 (Community Center will be right there on the corner of Del Mar and Calle Seville)
More info here: http://805bbr.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=22005
Movie trailer: http://youtu.be/qhTsr0WJ0HE
The 4th stop on the IBA Tour 2012 just got started with DAY 1 yesterday (trials). You can watch the action here: http://youtu.be/x_gFjhRTgYA
and follow the rest of the event, vids, etc. on the ibaworldtour.com ! Stay tuned !
Arica, Chile – Thursday May 17, 2012 – Today’s Press Conference officially kicked off the 2012 IBA Stealth Arica Chilean Challenge, hosting the largest field of competitors ever to compete in the trials of an IBA GSS event. With over 100 riders in the trials draw, event organisers have set aside four days to complete the trials and decide the top six riders who will secure their slot in the 32 man GSS event. The strong Chilean contingent along side other South American riders from Mexico, Brazil and Venezuela will be standing their ground against Hawaiians, Australians, French, Basque, Portuguese, South Africans and riders from as far as Morocco and Reunion. Event organizers are expecting to start competition at 7:30 am. With a flurry of big swells expected throughout the waiting the 2012 IBA Stealth Arica Chilean Challenge presented by BSC is bound to be action packed.
Follow the event, news & official releases on the IBA site: http://ibaworldtour.com
As usual we’ll be giving a couple updates as the event goes on but it’s always best to follow the event LIVE on the IBA site and read all the news & event posts on the IBA site directly.
A few days in Autumn… with South African and Soyroll™ Accessories team rider Greg Vorster: http://vimeo.com/30987193. Inspiring vid ! How cold would you go to get waves ? Canada is where Greg lives at the moment and he’s been scoring some empty lineups. Only bears can eventually claim they’re locals.
Travelled from the Southern to Northern tips of Vancouver Island (Canada). The weather is great this time of year and the water temps still relatively warm.
Filmed by Emilie Ouellette
Riders : Greg Vorster and Vijay Maharaj
Song by : GOLDFISH – The Real Deal
DIVISION 71 Boards are now available. Check out the Division 71 line, the complete range of boards are now in stock! For those who don’t know Brian P. and D71, the boards are designed by Brian Peterson in the US of A and made at the Mez Factory in Indo.
DIVISION 71 SHAPER, BRIAN PETERSON (a.k.a. BP) IS A FORMER PROFESSIONAL BODYBOARDER FROM THE LEGENDARY “805″. HE IS ONE OF ONLY A HANDFUL OF WORLD-RENOWN MASTER-LEVEL SHAPERS WITH OVER 25 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE. BRIAN IS KNOWN AS THE FATHER OF MODERN-DAY MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUES USED IN MAKING TODAY’S FINEST BOARDS. BRIAN HAS SHAPED FOR TOOBS™, MIKE STEWART SCIENCE™, EZ RIDER™, CHALLENGER™ AND VORTEX™
Check the links below:
The Boards: http://www.catchsurf.com/index.php/division-71-bodyboards.php
The Blog: http://www.catchsurf.com/blog/2011/05/divsion-71-boards-are-in-stock/
About Brian: http://www.catchsurf.com/index.php/division-71-bodyboards/brian-peterson.php
FRIDAY MAY 20 2011, ARICA CHILE: DAY ONE at the Arica Chilean Challenge is off to a cracking start with solid 2 mtr waves at the infamous powerful reef of El Gringo.
The first rounds of the trials saw some outstanding riding from the predominately Chilean contingent in front of a vocal local crowd.
Lucas Isnard (Brazil) and Danton Correa (Chile) were the two standouts of the day with consistent performances.
Joa Gabriel (Brazil) held the best two-wave combo (14.00) whilst the single highest score of the day belonged to Sebastian Siede (Chile) who blasted out of the gates in the first heat to post a solid 8 pointer for a deep tube to roll combo.
In the last heat of the day Kalani Latanzzi (Brazil) showed why he is one of the next big things coming out of South America with great wave selection and style.
The day included countless other highlights as El Gringo showed glimpses of brilliance by pumping out the occasional heaving slab that split in both directions. The forecast for the coming days looks promising with Sunday shaping up for the finish to the trails and a possible start for the main event.
By mid afternoon the “Brisa” or onshore breeze kicked in and organizers decided to postpone the last 4 heats of round 2 till tomorrow.
The town goes into celebratory mode tomorrow with a public holiday so an army of hardcore spectators is expected to roll up. The competitors are asked to check in at 7am for a 7.30 start.
The top 7 riders from these trials join the Top 23 riders in the world and two wildcards in the main event next week.
For regular updates go to the IBA facebook page where you can win World Tour paraphernalia just for joining www.facebook.com/ibaworldtour
All the action from every IBA World Tour event is made available for viewing live via www.redbull.com with finals available at www.redbull.tv.
FourForFour.1 – The Thirtysomethings – With Willie Richerson, Brett Roldan and Darren Delmore
To be watched You must watch it here: http://vimeo.com/23155501. Pismo is (and has always been) home of some of the best dkers’ in the USA. Solid crew!
We talked about DIVISION71 Bodyboards a little while ago and now it’s happening: DIVISION71 is releasing a series of 250 boards as a limited edition thing and the boards are looking sweet. DIVISION71 is Brian Peterson’s new brand under the CatchSurf Group (Tom Morey’s company, producing softboards and surfboards as well as Division71 in California).
THE LIMITED EDITION IS AN EXCLUSIVE MODEL OF ONLY 250 BOARDS TO COMMEMORATE THE LAUNCH OF DIVISION 71®.
Designed and made in Area 71™ in San Clemente, California, the Limited Edition is the pinnacle of performance and represents the culmination of master shaper, Brian Peterson’s 25 years of experience.
Each of the 250 Limited Edition models is made in a custom-fashion with Brian overseeing every detail. The Limited Edition was designed using sophisticated CAD software, shaped on our state-of-the-art CNC machine and features D71’s new and patent pending, Charged™ Core Technology (utilizes positive-negative tension to create maximum projection).
Features ARPlank® beaded polypropylene (BPP) core with D71’s dual Projection Flex™ stringer system for maximum rigidity and strength. Also includes nose grips, D71’s unique grip-enhancing textured rail and Brian’s own speed-hull bottom with dual trim-tab crescent tail. All logos are old-school, Mylar stamped as a symbol of the Limited Edition’s “Made in USA” heritage.
Includes a Peterson-signed and numbered collectable Certificate of Authenticity and D71 sticker pack.
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Sorry for the lack of update, we went on a little trip to the south coast in Oz and didn’t get much time and much chance to find some internet connection anywhere !
The Pipeline Pro is just around the corner now, it’s the first event for the 2011 season on the IBA tour and it’s the most prestigious event for sure.
Below is a little recap of what’s gonna happen, sounds awesome !
International Bodyboard Association Pipeline Pro
Banzai Pipeline, North Shore Oahu, Hawaii
Feb 12th-25th 2011
The revamped 2011 International Bodyboard Association (IBA) World Tour will be unveiled in February when the first Grand Slam gets underway at Pipeline in Hawaii with the IBA Pipeline Pro.
Pipe has long been the holy grail of International bodyboarding and a massive rollup of the world’s best is expected for the event. Like the roots of a family tree, Pipeline sits deep in the heart of Bodyboarding origins. Dating back over 30 years to Tom Morey’s first hand made performance bodyboards, through to today’s elite aerobatics, Pipe has been there and is regarded as the longest running world tour contest in history.
This year the contest will feature a Men’s, Women’s and DK Grand Slam all under the one umbrella. An exhibition Masters event will also be held.
“We have some amazing plans for this years event” said IBA Tour manager Terry McKenna.
The LIVE web-cast will be the most ambitious ever undertaken by IBA with multi-camera angles and replays just some of the features. Manny Vargas will again be the anchor for the web-cast and will also host a new TV documentary series that will follow all GSS events in 2011.
After the success of Fronton the team at Redbull Media House has again backed the event and viewers will be able to watch the action LIVE on www.redbull.com/tv
The action will begin on February 12th with a two-day trial at Sandy beach on the South Shore. This event will allow for unlimited Women and Drop Knee riders and up to 64 Pro men.
From this, the Top 16 Pro men will enter the main event at Pipeline along with the top 3 Women and top 4 Drop-knee.
“These spots will be treasured” said McKenna.
“Just to surf Pipe with only three other riders is most bodyboarders idea of a dream.”
The event wildcards are as follows
Locals - Kainoa McGee & Jarret Lau
International – Alistar Taylor (SFA), & Jason Finlay (Aust)
Women - Lilly Pollard (Aust), Steph Pettersen (Brz), Claudia Ferrari (Haw)
DK – Mason Rose (Aust), Paul Roach (USA), Matt Lackey (Aust), Nick Trotter (Haw), Kainoa McGee (USA), Cassidy Sonoda (Haw), Jacob Pembroke (Haw), Bud Miyamoto (Haw)
The event this year will offer both GSS (Grand Slam Series) and GQS (Global Qualifying Series) points to the riders.
In the Men’s division GQS points will start at the trials and carry through to Round 6.
From Round 7 the points will be GSS right up to the final.
Another feature of this year’s IBA Pipeline Pro will be a showcase of the rich history of the event with a special “Masters Final” featuring several former champions. This will see all past winners of the prestigious Pipeline Pro event competing in 2011.
Michael “Eppo” Eppelstun (Aust) Daniel Kaimi (Hawaii) Steve “Bullet” MacKenzie (Aust) & Ben Severson (Haw) will all take to the water in an exhibition that will take place on the last day before the Men’s final.
The event check-in will be on Friday 11th February in the Ehukai Beach Park and the trials will be held the following morning on the South side at Sandy Beach.
This year we have a corporate partnership with Aqua Hotels and Resorts and they have some great accommodation available on the South Shore for the trials and after party.