IBA Sandy beach 2015

By: Tyler Rock

The IBA Hawai’i Tour brought its second stop to Sandy Beach on the southeast shore of Oahu. Well known as a bodyboarding mecca, the Sandys venue of the Half Point reef is one of the most popular stops for the bodyboard tour.

Day one of the event featured the Men’s and Women’s Pro field as well as the newly added Master’s division and a mix of south and east swell provided plenty of wedges to boost. In the Men’s Pro Division, it was a close battle between two legends, with Jeff Hubbard just edging out Guilherme Tamega.

The second day of the event highlighted the Junior Pro, Drop Knee Pro, and Stand Up divisions in the cleaned up conditions. The Junior Pro division saw Waimanalo’s own Kawika Kamai take out the win for the second event in a row, but this time at his home break. 

Perhaps the most intriguing new division for the IBA Hawai’i Tour is the Stand Up bodyboarding division. A throwback to the early days of bodyboarding, this resurgence always provides exciting rides as well as funny wipeouts. Taking the top place this time was Maui’s Mack Crilley who wowed the judges with a smooth snap to reverse.

Next up for the IBA Hawai’i Tour is stop number three, set to take place on the Big Island of Hawai‘i. 

Final Results:

Men’s Pro 


1st Jeff Hubbard

2nd Guilherme Tamega

3rd Kahekili Labatte

4th David Phillips

Women’s Pro

1st Karla Costa-Taylor

2nd Melanie Bartels

3rd Lindsey Yasui

4th Daniela Ronquillo

Junior Pro

1st Kawika Kamai

2nd Cordon Stapp

3rd Tanner McDaniel

4th Matthew O’Rourke

Drop Knee

1st David Hubbard

2nd Cole Hansen

3rd Dayton Wago

4th Mack Crilley


1st Berrios Cordova

2nd Pat Caldwell

3rd John Kamai
4th Ben Severson

5th Keith Sasaki

Stand Up

1st Mack Crilley

2nd Kawika Kamai

3rd David Hubbard

4th Landon Gaspar


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