UPDATE: We are changing IBA Big Island contest date and location due to circumstances beyond our control. October / November dates at a location soon to be announced. Update will be posted on IBA Hawaii tour website. Than you for your understanding. Norm.
Posted 10am Aug 5, 2015
Contest to start Sat Aug. 8 -
7:00 am check in
7:30 heat 1, round 1, Men
Saturday: Men, Masters, Woman
Sunday: DK, JR, Stand up
posted 6pm Aug 3, 2015
Current Situation: 70% chance contest will run this weekend August 8/9. However, due to Tropical Storm Guillermo, not able to make definitive call yet. Safety for competitors and staff is a major consideration.
Next update: Wednesday, August 5th, 6pm. final call made.
With the approach of Tropical Storm Guillermo, we find ourselves in a unique situation. Based on current storm path and its projection, the best dates for the IBA Hawaii Tour Sandy Beach Challenge should be August 8/9. By then, the storm should be past us and the surf conditions look favorable (more energy and consistency – could be epic).
A main objectives for the IBA Hawaii Tour is to hold events at bodyboarding specific venues under the best conditions possible with waves of consequence. Under this premise, our best days to hold the contest appear to be August 8/9 (as opposed to the back up dates of August 15/16)
However, safety for all involved in our events is an even greater priority. There is a chance for Tropical Storm Guillermo to intensify and/or alter course and negatively impact the islands and the chances of our having the contest this weekend. We simply don’t have enough information to make the decision to “go” or “not go” at this time.
We are delaying the decision to make the final call for a few days and appreciate your support and understanding. The next update will be on Wednesday, August 5th, at 6pm.
Ben Severson, Pat Caldwell, Mike Stewart, Jeff Hubbard and a handful of others are all a part of this decision making process using their vast experience in coordination with updates from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.
On behalf of our Sponsors Kellogg’s, Pepsi and Science Bodyboards, we are looking forward to another great (and safe) event.
Aloha and Best Regards
Norm Skorge Ben Severson
IBA Hawaii Tour Director IBA Hawaii Contest Director
We are working on getting a permit for Sep 19-20.
Please continue to check the events tab for dates
20th, SAT 8am, DK, JR, STAND UP.
21st SUN 8am, MEN, MASTERS, WOMAN.
CONTEST WILL RUN JUNE 20-21
FIRST HEATS START AT 8AM
HEAT DRAW WILL BE POSTED WED 17TH
CHECK THE BOWLS TAB FOR MORE INFO
NEW TENTATIVE DATES FOR HAWAII ISLAND ARE SEP 5,6,7
THIS IS SO WE DO DONT OVER LAP WITH THE TAHITI APB COMP