Done Deal! Sandy Beach Half Point
delivers the ramps!
The third event of the Kellogg’s presents the IBA Hawaii Pro Tour Sandy Beach Challenge is in the records books as one of the best events ever. Lean and mean 2-4 foot clean waves fired into the most famous bodyboarding spot in Hawaii. Melanie Bartels takes the Womens win for the second time in a row at Sandy Beach and leads the Hawaii tour. Brothers Jeff and Dave Hubbard win the mens and drop knee and junior ripper Sammy Morretino flys into two finals!
Photo: Melanie Bartels / Aubuchon Imagery
Kellogg’s Presents IBA Hawaii’s Pro Tour Sandy Beach Challenge
September 6-7, 2014!
The third event of the Kellogg’s IBA Hawaii Pro Tour went off over the shallow sharp reef of half point in both lefts and rights. Over $10,000 in cash and prizes was handed out thanks to the support of Kellogg’s, Pepsi, Science Bodyboards, T&C Surf and Scott Hawaii. Jeff Hubbard in the last minute of the final won the Pro Mens division ahead of Guilherme Tamega from Brazil in a high performance battle to the end. The acrobatic crazy maneuvers were a testament to the epic sport of bodyboarding and the fun they have picking the ramps to pull off the crazy stunts they do. “We were able to do big airs”, said an excited Hubbard. ” The waves were shallow and punchy and it was real technical stuff. The talent level is unbelievable so I am stoked. I got the scores I needed in the last seconds of the semi and final, it was touch and go. It’s cool that all the best guys were here strutting their stuff, this was a major event for us.”
The series lends valuable points for the prestigious Pipeline event in February. Next Hawaii tour event is at Kea’au in December.
Results: 1) Jeff Hubbard 2) Guilherme Tamega 3) Trevor Kam 4) David Phillips
Results Womens: 1) Melanie Bartels 2) Karla Costa-Taylor, BRZ 3) Aki Ogura, JPN 4) Kelly Gordon
Results Junior: 1) Sammy Morrentino 2) Kawika Kamai 3) Cordon Stapp 4) Tanner McDaniel
Results Drop Knee: 1) Dave Hubbard 2) Sammy Morrentino 3) Cole Hansen 4) Dayton Wago
Full heats results: http://www.ibahawaiitour.com
Drop Knee Division was stellar!
Sunday was the day for the drop knee and it was a perfect scene. Rights and lefts made for great rides over the shallow “koshi” rocks, (sashimi) rocks! The lefts came in a bit bigger and Dave Hubbard was there to claim the cover up and higher scores to take the title. It was young Sammy Morretino who stole show with the most cheers.
Results: 1) Dave Hubbard 2) Sammy Morrentino 3) Cole Hansen 4th) Dayton Wago
This Photo: Sammy Morrentino / Banzai Betty.com
SANDY BEACH CHALLENGE SCHEDULE
MEN AND WOMAN
7:00 COMPETITORS MEETING
7:30 MEN ROUND 1 / BACK 32 SEEDS / 8 HEATS / 20 MIN
10:10 MEN ROUND 2 / TOP 16 SEEDS / 8 HEATS / 20 MIN
12:40 MEN QT FINALS / 4 HEATS / 20 MIN
2:15 WOMAN ROUND 1 / 3 HEATS / 20 MIN
3:20 MEN SEMI / 2 HEATS / 20 MIN
4:05 WOMAN SEMI / 2 HEATS / 20 MIN
4:50 MEN FINAL / 1 HEAT / 25 MIN
5:20 WOMAN FINAL / 1 HEAT / 25 MIN
SUNDAY SEP 7TH
DK AND JR
7:00 COMPETITORS MEETING
7:30 DK ROUND 1 / 6 HEATS / 20 MIN
9:35 JR ROUND 1 / 6 HEATS / 20 MIN
11:40 DK QT FINAL / 3 HEATS / 20 MIN
12:45 JR QT FINAL / 3 HEATS / 20 MIN
1:50 DK SEMI FINAL / 2 HEATS / 20 MIN
2:35 JR SEMI FINAL / 2 HEATS / 20 MIN
3:15 DK FINAL / 1 HEAT / 25 MIN
3:45 JR FINAL / 1 HEAT / 25 MIN
Sandy Beach event will not be in Aug as there was a conflict with the permits.
We are working towards Sep 6-7
ENTRY FORM DOWNLOAD
The Ship Wrecks event on Kauai is going to be held June 6th, 7th, and 8th
Friday June 6
Check in 8:00am
Start 9:00 am
Jr Pro, DK
We will run ALL the finals on Sat as there is an increasing swell.
Saturday June 7
Check in 7:00am
All finals (JR Pro, Woman, DK)
Sunday June 8
ALL Amateur devisions
Friday June 6
Jr Pro, Woman, DK
We may run ALL the finals on Sat as there is an increasing swell. This will depend on the amount of entrees