The IBA World Tour took a quantum leap forward today when a contract

was signed between IBA and a new company that will manage the 2011 tour.

“We are about to enter a new era of professionalism” said IBA International General manager Terry McKenna.

“The current team has taken the sport as far as we could with the limited resources we had, but this new company (IBA Pty Ltd) will take it to a whole new level”

IBA Pty Ltd is a group of investors lead by astute businessman and avid bodyboarder Gregg Taylor. They have a clear and concise plan for the future of the IBA that includes

·      A new website and content manager

·      A new TV series on each of the GSS events

·      A new surfing format and two-tiered system (Grand Slam Series GSS & Global Qualifying series GQS)

·      New venues like Tahiti and Mexico as well as BOX and Fronton.

The tour was officially handed to the new company yesterday and Gregg Taylor is already  heading to Europe to sign new contracts with potential sponsors.

More information and a full-blown youtube clip will be released in the coming weeks explaining the new Tour.

will be the 2011 IBA Tour manager and several of the current team members are also working for the new IBA. It’s an exciting time and we can not wait to showcase this sport to a new worldwide audience.


Terry McKenna
General Manager IBA International Inc