The IBA tour has gone from strength to strength this year with events held in some of the most challenging waves in the world, after Pipe kicked the season off in February with average conditions the focus on world class venues has paid off at every stage since.
At the half-way point in the year the world tour has never enjoyed as high a profile amongst everyday bodyboarders and the elite alike, attracting more viewers all the time and promoting the sport in the waves which it deserves.
We can look forward to seeing more moves like this from current championship leader Jeff Hubbard in the second half of the season, a quick look at the current top ten rankings reveals a close race which may well come down to a showdown at the final event at Fronton in December.
Current IBA Top Ten:
1.Jeff Hubbard(HAW)6220 PTS
2.Guilherme Tamega(BRZ)5550 PTS
3.Ryan Hardy(AUS)5384 PTS
4.Mark McCarthy(ZAF)4940 PTS
5.Magno Oliviera(BRZ)4840 PTS
6.Pierre Louis Costes(FRA)4680 PTS
7.Jared Houston(ZAF)4620 PTS
8.Amaury Lavernhe(REU)4580 PTS
9.Dallas Singer(AUS)4540 PTS
10.Ben Player(AUS)4480 PTS
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