Next stop Puerto Rico for the IBA Grand Slam Series

posted on 9th October 2011

The organizers of the Encanto World Series (EWS), Natasha Sagardia and Bianca Gorbea, announced the celebration of the first ever Bodyboarding World Championship sanctioned by the IBA hosted by the island of Puerto Rico.

The Encanto World Series will be held from November 2 thru the 13th in Middles beach in Isabela, Puerto Rico. The inscriptions/entry fee day and the welcome reception is on the 1st of November at the official hotel Villas del Mar Hau.

"Ever since I started competing in the IBA world tour, I dreamt of the day my island could host one of the world tour events and have the opportunity to show the same hospitality other countries have shown me. This is a dream come true; the eyes of the world will be on Puerto Rico this next November and we will show just how magical the Island of Enchantment is" assured event co-organizer, Natasha Sagardia.

The EWS will offer Grand Slam status for all three categories MWT, WWT, and DKWT.

With $85,000 total for prize money the EWS will offer the highest prize money in all of the 2011 events. The 7th GSS for the MWT will have a prize money of $40,000, plus the 6 star GQS (trials) will have a $10,000 prize money and 2,200 points, making it the most important GQS of the year.

As for the WWT and the DKWT it will be the last Grand Slam event of the year and it will offer prize money of $25,000 and $10,000 respectively.

Furthermore, the EWS will be the last event and the highest offering points of the IBA Latin-America leg tour.

This event is presented by the Tourism Company of Puerto Rico, www.seepuertorico.com and by the Department of Recreation and Sports of Puerto Rico.

Other sponsors which make this event possible include Evertec, Inc., La-X radio station, El Nuevo Dia newspaper (www.endi.com), and the official hotel of the EWS, Villas del Mar Hau (www.hauhotelvillas.com) and the municipality of Isabela and it's mayor Charlie Delgado.

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