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Dec 17, 2015   //   by Ben Severson   //   News  //  No Comments

Board Stories, OC16 on channel 12

Premier of Segment showcasing the

Kellogg’s IBA Hawaii Tour
Millers’ Surf Big Island Challenge
Presented by Gyroll Wetsuits and Leashes

This Thursday Dec 17 at 9:30pm

Watch, Record, Share!!

WEST SIDE EVENT POTPONED

Dec 11, 2015   //   by Ben Severson   //   News  //  No Comments

Urgent:  Official Notice.  Dated December 11, 2015

POSTPONED UNTIL MID JANUARY.

The Kellogg’s IBA Hawaii Tour
662 Rideshop Westside Challenge
presented by Gyroll Wetsuits
Tour Director Norm Skorge, Event Director Ben Severson and Athlete Council members Jeff Hubbard and Mike Stewart have made the call to postpone the event due to lack of swell conditions during the December 18-20 holding period.
It is critical that we hold our events in contestable surf which will not be present December 18-20.  Coming into the 4th and final event of the year there are point battles in all divisions that need to be decided in “waves of consequence.”
We will have a 5 day holding period in mid January (tentatively January 13-17).  As soon as the new dates are confirmed we will post that information our website.  www.ibahawaiitour.com.  Competitors will also be emailed, texted and messaged with the new information.
Thank you for your understanding.

Big Island press release

Nov 24, 2015   //   by Ben Severson   //   News  //  No Comments

PRESS RELEASE

Ranking after BI

Mike Stewart, 52, Kid in a Candy Store, Wins 3rd Stop of
Kellogg’s IBA Hawaii Pro Tour
KELLOGG’S IBA HAWAII TOUR
MILLERS’ SURF BIG ISLAND CHALLENGE presented by
SCIENCE BODYBOARDS
Nine Time World Champion Mike Stewart Wins 3rd Kellogg’s IBA Hawaii Pro Tour Event

Mike Stewart was on fire for the third event of the Kellogg’s IBA Hawaii Bodyboarding Tour on the Big Island. The Millers’ Surf Big Island Challenge was scheduled to be held at Banyons in Kailua Kona. Support from local officials made it possible to utilize the best possible surf near Hilo at a river mouth spot called Honoli’i. Stewart surfed like a kid in a candy store utilizing the best possible waves and winning every heat on his way to the final. “I was very selective”, said the 52 year old World Champion surfer. “I also really applied myself on every wave I caught even if it didn’t end up being a great wave. The fact that most of the waves were hollow I think played to my advantage as I was able to do combinations of moves in and around the tube, something I have quite a bit of practice at.” Surf was superb ranging 4 to 6 feet and with mostly glassy conditions during the event as rain fell on the Big Island. Stewart has also been an organizer for the 4 event series that challenges Hawaii’s bodyboarders. “The idea of this tour is to present a forum for bodyboarders of all disciplines to come together and exchange ideas and challenge each others skills. I want to push the level of riders to be the best they can be. Competition can teach you how to improve your strengths and shed light on your weaknesses and ideally how to be composed and mindful under pressure. These are useful life lessons.”
In the final Stewart scored 16.5 points on two rides and behind in second was David Phillips with 13.56. Sammy Morretino from Koloa, Kauai took third with 11.84 and leads the tour at this point. Morretino who turned pro this year also won the Stand Up & Drop Knee divisions. Mack Crilley took fourth. The tour takes quite a bit of organization to stage and Mark Waldo at Millers’ Surf Shop was instrumental to having the event on the Big Island. He is looking forward to next year! The next Hawaii tour competition is on Oahu on the west side, December 18, the week end before Christmas. That event will decide the 2015 overall Kellogg’s IBA Hawaii Tour Champions. For tour information go to the IBA Hawaii web site. www.ibahawaiitour.com
https://www.facebook.com/ibahawaiitour

ABOVE PHOTO: Mike Stewart sets up for a tube ride at Honoli’i on the Big Island
Tanner McDaniel Fights Back to Take Junior Win

It was a close battle for the Junior win at Honoli’i. Kawika Kamai pulled into a long barrel at the start of the heat scoring a 9.5. Tanner McDaniel had to keep his confidence going. “It was early so I knew there was plenty of time so I didn’t give up and it payed off”, McDaniel explained. The 16 year old is from Poipu, Kauai and scored a 9.1 and a 7.9 to take the win over the tour leader Kamai. In the Women’s division local Big Island surfer Daynara Tabil did not hold back in the challenging surf and dominated the field to take the win.

RESULTS
MENS PRO
MIKE STEWART 16.5 1st
DAVID PHILLIPS 13.56 2nd
SAMMY MORRETINO 11.84 3rd
MACK CRILLEY 7.5 4th
JUNIOR
TANNER MCDANIEL 17.07 1st
KAWIKA KAMAI 16.33 2nd
PEYTON ODA 12.73 3rd
BRYCE HOLLIS 8.67 4th
DROP KNEE
SAMMY MORRETINO 16.5 1st
COLE HANSEN 14.6 2nd
DAYTON WAGO 14.13 3rd
KALEO HUDDY 13.26 4th
MASTERS
DAVID KELLY 15.74 1st
JIMMY HUTAFF 15.33 2nd
BEN SEVERSON 13.33 3rd
KEITH SASAKI 11.77 4th
PAT CALDWELL 10 5th
HARVEST BURNS 6.17 6th
STAND UP
SAMMY MORRETINO 14.67 1st
ROB KEYSER 8.16 2nd
MACK CRILLEY 7.34 3rd
LANDON GASPAR 6.84 4th
WOMENS
DAYNARA TABIL 12.5 1st
MAHINA GERRITY 5.5 2nd
TIFFANY YAMAGUCHI 3.43 3rd

Board Stories Highlights
Look for event highlights on Board Stories TV on Time Warner Cable, coming soon!
http://freesurfmagazine.com/boardstories/
Scchedule:
THU 9:30pm
FRI 3:00am & 1:00pm
SAT 12:30pm
SUN 7:00am
MON 5:30pm
TUE 6:00am

For More Information:
Banzai Productions / www.banzaibetty.com
banzaib@hawaii.rr.com 808-781-2535
Norm Skorge: msdhawaii@hotmail.com
Ben Severson: Event Operations Director
(bsdben@gmail.com)
www.ibahawaiitour.com

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Big Island Dates

Oct 11, 2015   //   by Ben Severson   //   News  //  14 Comments

Big Island event will be Nov 19-22

The “call” will be made on Tuesday the 17th as to the location.

Primary location is Banyons, alternate locations are old Airports and Keokea

The contest will be run on the best 2 days of the waiting period.

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