World Tour (bodyboarding)

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Association of Professional Bodyboarders
Sport Professional bodyboarding
Abbreviation APB
Founded 1982
Official website
www.apbtour.com

The APB 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 Association of Professional Bodyboarders that can be reached at http://www.apbtour.com, which is also the governing body of world bodyboarding.

The current World Tour champion is Pierre-Louis Costes from France. The most successful competitor on the tour is Hawaiian Mike Stewart with 9 world titles.

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 most challenging waves in the world are breaks like; Shark Island in NSW Australia, Zicatela in Mexico, Pipeline in Hawaii, Arica in Chile, Middles in Puerto Rico, 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 Mike Stewart USA (Hawaii)
1994 GOB World Tour 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 Guilherme Tamega Brazil
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 (fr) France
2012 IBA World Tour Jeff Hubbard USA (Hawaii)
2013 IBA World Tour Ben Player Australia
2014 APB World Tour Amaury Lavernhe France
2015 APB World Tour Jared Houston South Africa
2016 APB World Tour Pierre-Louis Costes (fr) France
2017 APB World Tour Iain Campbell South Africa


Women's Bodyboarding Champions[edit]

Year Competition Winner Country
1987 Glenda Koslowski Brazil
1988 Not held
1989 Glenda Koslowski Brazil
1990 Glenda Koslowski Brazil
1990 Sthephanie Pettersen Brazil
1991 Glenda Koslowski Brazil
1992 Mariana Nogueira Brazil
1993 Sthephanie Pettersen Brazil
1994 Sthephanie Pettersen Brazil
1995 Mariana Nogueira Brazil
1995 Claudia Ferrari Brazil
1996 Daniela Freitas Brazil
1997 Daniela Freitas Brazil
1998 Mariana Nogueira Brazil
1999 Karla Costa Taylor Brazil
2000 Soraia Rocha Brazil
2001 Soraia Rocha Brazil
2002 Sthephanie Pettersen Brazil
2003 Neymara Carvalho Brazil
2004 Neymara Carvalho Brazil
2005 Kira Llewellyn Sunshine Coast (Australia)
2006 Marina Taylor Canary Islands (Spain)
2007 Neymara Carvalho Brazil
2008 Neymara Carvalho Brazil
2009 Neymara Carvalho Brazil
2010 Isabela Souza Brazil
2011 Eunate Aguirre Bilbao-Biskay (Spain)
2012 Isabela Souza Brazil
2013 Isabela Souza Brazil
2014 Alexandra Rinder Canary Islands (Spain)
2015 Alexandra Rinder Canary Islands (Spain)
2016 Isabela Souza Brazil
2017 Joana Schenker Costa Vicentina, Algarve (Portugal)

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