International Bodyboarding Association News

Tristan Roberts crowned 2013 Tand Champ

posted on 27 Jun 2013 by Chris van der Westhuizen
16-year-old Tristan Roberts claimed first place in the third annual Tand Invitational after busting a radical air reverse out the bowl that earned him 10's across the scoreboard and drew wild applause from spectators on the beach.

Tand Invitational attracts SA's best bodyboarders

posted on 19 Jun 2013 by Chris van der Westhuizen
The Tand Invitational is back and bigger than ever, and with a prize purse of R20K for the winner, who wouldnt want to be there!

Player, Sousa and Specker win at 2013 IBA GoPro Pipe Challenge

posted on 1 Mar 2013
Ben Player (Mens), Isabella Sousa (Womens) and Sacha Specker (Dropknee) have taken out their respective divisions at the 2013 IBA GoPro Pipe Challenge in pumping 8-10 foot waves at the Banzai Pipeline.

Sacha Specker dedicates DKWT win at Port Macquarie to David Lilienfeld

posted on 22 Apr 2012
Sacha Specker today bagged his second win on the IBA's Dropknee World Tour (DKWT) and dedicated his win to 'a good friend, great bodyboarder and legend for ever!'

Mitch Rawlins wins 2012 IBA Box Pro; Mark McCarthy bags 2nd

posted on 31 Mar 2012 by Sacha Specker
Mitch Rawlins has taken out the 2012 IBA Box Pro against Mark McCarthy in a man-on-man final at The Box in Western Australia.

Round 2 and 3 of the 2012 IBA Box Pro complete

posted on 29 Mar 2012 by Sacha Specker
Round 2 and 3 of the 2012 IBA Box Pro ran to completion in barreling 2-3 meter waves. With brisk offshore winds in the early morning, riders took advantage of the clean barrels over the shallow reef.

Round 1 of the 2012 IBA Box Pro complete

posted on 28 Mar 2012 by Sacha Specker
The "Non Elimination" Round 1 of the 2012 IBA Box Pro ran to completion today in rampy 3-4 foot clean waves at the Box.

Sacha Specker is 2012 IBA Pipe Challenge DK Champ

posted on 19 Feb 2012
As the only non-Hawaiian in the dropknee final, South African Sacha 'Spex' Specker, was a clear underdog. He had been in a final twice before but never tasted victory, until now.

Isabela Sousa is the 2012 IBA Pipe Challenge Womens Champion

posted on 19 Feb 2012
Isabela Sousa and Karla Costa-Taylor make it a Brazilian one-two at the 2012 IBA Pipe Challenge

Jeff Hubbard wins 2012 IBA Pipe Challenge; Stewart bags second

posted on 18 Feb 2012 by Sacha Specker
Jeff Hubbard has taken out the 2012 IBA Pipe Challenge for the fourth time defeating fellow Hawaiian and 11 times Pipe Champion, Mike Stewart in second place.

Josh Kleve delivers standout performance in perfect 10 foot surf on Day 2 of the IBA Pipe Challenge

posted on 17 Feb 2012
Day 2 of the 2012 IBA Pipe Challenge unfolded in perfect 10 foot surf at the world famous Banzai Pipeline.

Day 1 of 2012 IBA Pipe Challenge kicks off in pristine 4-8 foot surf

posted on 16 Feb 2012 by Sacha Specker
Day one of the 2012 IBA Pipe Pro started off with two Rounds of Women in flawless 4 foot waves at Pipeline and Backdoor.

Finlay wins Fronton Pro; PLC bags maiden World Title

posted on 13 Dec 2011 by Sacha Specker
Jason Finlay has won the 2011 NMD-Pride-Stealth Fronton Pro, defeating fellow Australian finalist, Mitch Rawlins in heavy and dangerous 8-12 foot barreling surf.

The 2011 IBA GSS world title only one heat away; IBA NMD-Pride-Stealth Fronton Pro final 8 decided

posted on 13 Dec 2011 by Sacha Specker
The completion of Round 4 in solid 6-8 foot heavy waves at El Fonton revealed the highs and lows of getting one step closer to winning and losing a world title.

The IBA 2011 NMD-Pride-Stealth Fronton Pro Leaderboard complete

posted on 8 Dec 2011 by Sacha Specker
The final 16 riders have been decided as the completion of Round 3 wrapped up the Leaderboard stage of the 2011 IBA NMD-Pride-Stealth Fronton Pro.

The IBA 2011 NMD-Pride-Stealth Fronton Pro Trials and Round 1 complete

posted on 7 Dec 2011 by Sacha Specker
Three time Australian Champion, Andrew Lester (Cronulla / AUS) has taken out the 2011 IBA NMD-Pride-Stealth Fronton Pro Trials in rampy 4-6 foot waves at El Fronton.

The IBA 2011 NMD, Pride, Stealth Fronton Pro is set to go

posted on 29 Nov 2011 by Sacha Specker
The International Bodyboarding Association (IBA) is pleased to announce that the IBA 2011 Fronton event has secured the sponsorship support of some of the industry's leading brands.

Costes, Pollard and Hubbard win at Encanto Pro Puerto Rico

posted on 10 Nov 2011 by Sacha Specker
Pierre-Louis Costes has won the 2011 Encanto Pro Puerto Rico, defeating an in form Dave Hubbard in the final.

GSS final 8 decided at Encanto Pro Puerto Rico

posted on 9 Nov 2011 by Sacha Specker
The final eight GSS riders, WWT finalists and DKWT finalists were decided in wedging two meter glassy waves at middles beach today.

GSS Round 2 of the 2011 Encanto Pro Puerto Rico complete

posted on 8 Nov 2011 by Sacha Specker
The GSS Round 2 and first three heats of Round 3 were completed in excellent 2-3 meter waves today. Light offshore winds and lined up swell provided the the top 32 with world class waves, allowing for one of the best air-shows of 2011 to unfold before the

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