Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The IBA GoPro Pipe Challenge 2013

The IBA GoPro Pipe Challenge 2013

The IBA GoPro Pipe Challenge 2013 – The 30th Anniversary of Professional Bodyboarding.
Presented by IMUA Orthopedics sports & healthSCIENCE BODYBOARDS, T&C SURF and in association with BODYBOARDKING, DHX, VERIZON, PRIMO-BEER and TURTLE BAY RESORT HAWAII
The 2013 IBA GOPRO World Tour of Bodyboarding is set for an exciting year ahead with less than 2 weeks to go until the first event of the year – 2013 IBA GoPro Pipe Challenge, Hawaii. This year’s event will be a special occasion being the 30thanniversary of professional bodyboarding.
The event has been made possible by the amazing community spirit in bodyboarding, the backing by GoPro and the support of a solid range sponsors from the bodyboard industry and the Hawaiian Islands.
IBA Tour Manager, Alex Leon added “there has been a significant team effort to make the 30th anniversary IBA GoPro Pipe Challenge a reality. The IBA would like to sincerely thank the team that banded together all for the athletes and fans of the IBA World Tour. The IBA would like to acknowledge each of the event sponsors for the event and encourage the bodyboarding community to support these companies”
Check-in Registration
Check-in registration day will be on 14th February from 12 noon until 4pm at the Surfer Bar, Turtle Bay Resort. All riders including the top 24 and wildcards are required to check in on the 14th February. Entry forms will be available for download Please complete form/sign and bring with you in person to check-in with USD$250.00 (cash only).
30th Anniversary Celebration
Turtle Bay Resort will team up with the I.B.A in 2013 and host the 30th  anniversary celebration.
The celebration will be an open invitation party at Turtle Bay Surfer Bar on 16th Feb at 6:00pm. There will be a series of video presentations and a Q&A with some of the world’s best riders including Jeff Hubbard, Mike Stewart, Ben Severson and Kainoa McGee. Cover charge at door is $10 with only 200 tickets available.

Trials Event
The trials IBA Pipe Challenge Trials will be held up at Turtle Bay Resort on 16th & 17th February.
Men’s, Women’s & DK riders will compete for the spots on offer into the main event and have the chance to surf Pipeline with only 3 others.

Go Big Promo in conjunction with T&C Surf
16th February, 1pm Windward mall in Honolulu, Hawaii will play host to some of the world’s best bodyboarder’s at the annual GO BIG Pipe Challenge Promo. Jeff Hubbard will be on hand along with leading bodyboarders for signings and giveaways at this annual event in partnership with T&C Surf.

IBA GoPro Pipe Challenge Main Event
The IBA GoPro Pipe Challenge main event window will open on the 19th February through to the 1st March. The IBA has been granted for 4 event days inside this window to await the perfect swell to run the competition.

GO Airfares Special Offer
GO Airlines are offering a special offer to all competitors of the 2013 Pipe Challenge with an inter-island discount at a special rate of $77.00 per segment. Click on link below to receive the discount on offer….

The IBA would like to thank all supporting brands-

“It’s on. We are doing this thanks to you, your passion for your sport and your longstanding support of GoPro. You’ve been with us since the early days and we are stoked to return the favor. We are honestly blown away by your open hearted stoke for GoPro and cannot wait to share some waves with you at Pipe or wherever else our paths may cross in the water. It is awesome that you thought of us to help in this way and we are fired up to deliver! Hi5s all the way around!” “ from Nick and everyone at GoPro.”

“Science bodyboards is stoked be part of the team that is presenting the 30th pipe challenge. We hope that all the bodyboarding communities around the world can come together to support this event as a positive turning point leading into the future!” Quote from Mike Stewart…

At IMUA, the collaboration of both a sports orthopedic surgeon and primary care sports physician provides a comprehensive approach utilizing non-operative and operative treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. Our mission is to provide exceptional care in a supportive environment, moving patients forward in the promotion of health, optimization of function, and recovery from injury, facilitating participation at all levels of activity. We believe that serving others and giving back makes everyone better. With gratitude, we are proud to be actively involved with a variety of local community organizations and are especially honored to sponsor the 30th annual bodyboarding Pipeline Pro!

Founded in Hawaii in 1971 by Craig Sugihara, in order to share in and perpetuate the stoke and aloha of the Hawaiian surfing lifestyle. T&C Surf has since evolved into a multifaceted company that encompasses surfing, skateboarding and bodyboarding and has solidified its passion as a worldwide industry icon. T&C Surf operates three divisions: manufacturing, retail and licensing. Visit us online at
“T&C Surf is proud to support such an iconic bodyboarding event at the infamous Pipeline. We feel it’s important to support the industry and to help promote the exciting sport of bodyboarding.”

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