World Tour (bodyboarding)

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The GSS World Tour is the men's international bodyboarding tour, which started at 1994 and has undergone a few changes in names and regulations since.

Every year the bodyboarder who top-scores in the ranking, by winning points competing in the World Tour events around the world, is given the world title. This title is recognized by all bodyboarders and undisputed by any other organization in the world.

The tour is governed by the International Bodyboarding Association that can be reached at http://www.ibaworldtour.com, which is also the governing body of world bodyboarding.

The current World Tour champion is from France Pierre Louis Costes. The most successful competitor on this tour, with the most word titles, is Hawaiian Mike Stewart. In 2011 Mike Stewart couldn't keep on the top 24 and now he goes to the GQS tour.[citation needed]

The main goal of the World Tour is to promote bodyboarding around the world by running international quality events that encourage technical riding. The majority of the venues on tour are in the most technical waves in the world. Some of these are the most challenging waves in the world; breaks like the Box in Western Australia, Zicatela en Mexico, Pipeline in Hawaii, Arica in Chile, Middles in Puerto Rico, Archers in Reunion Island, Itacoatiara in Brazil and finishing the tour is the Fronton event in the Canary Islands.

World champions[edit]

Year Competition Winner Country
1982 International Morey Boogie Bodyboard Pro Championships Daniel Kaimi USA (Hawaii)
1983 International Morey Boogie Bodyboard Pro Championships Mike Stewart USA (Hawaii)
1984 International Morey Boogie Bodyboard Pro Championships Mike Stewart USA (Hawaii)
1985 Not held
1986 International Morey Boogie Bodyboard Pro Championships Ben Severson USA (Hawaii)
1987 International Morey Boogie Bodyboard Pro Championships Mike Stewart USA (Hawaii)
1988 International Morey Boogie Bodyboard Pro Championships Mike Stewart USA (Hawaii)
1989 International Morey Boogie Bodyboard Pro Championships Mike Stewart USA (Hawaii)
1990 International Morey Boogie Bodyboard Pro Championships Mike Stewart USA (Hawaii)
1991 International Morey Boogie Bodyboard Pro Championships Mike Stewart USA (Hawaii)
1992 International Morey Boogie Bodyboard Pro Championships Mike Stewart USA (Hawaii)
1993 International Morey Boogie Bodyboard Pro Championships Michael Eppelstun Australia
1994 International Morey Boogie Bodyboard Pro Championships Guilherme Tamega Brazil
1995 GOB World Tour Guilherme Tamega Brazil
1996 GOB World Tour Guilherme Tamega Brazil
1997 GOB World Tour Guilherme Tamega Brazil
1998 GOB World Tour Andre Botha South Africa
1999 GOB World Tour Andre Botha South Africa
2000 GOB Super Tour Paulo Barcellos Brazil
2001 GOB Super Tour Guilherme Tamega Brazil
2002 GOB Super Tour Miguel Cervantes Spain
2003 IBA World Tour Damian King Australia
2004 IBA World Tour Damian King Australia
2005 IBA World Tour Ben Player Australia
2006 IBA World Tour Jeff Hubbard USA (Hawaii)
2007 IBA World Tour Ben Player Australia
2008 IBA World Tour Uri Valadao Brazil
2009 IBA World Tour Jeff Hubbard USA (Hawaii)
2010 IBA World Tour Amaury Lavernhe France
2011 IBA World Tour Pierre-Louis Costes France
2012 IBA World Tour Jeff Hubbard USA (Hawaii)
2013 IBA World Tour Ben Player Australia

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