APB Official Statement regarding the PROWAVE BODYBOARD Internacional Nagua Dominican Republic Event
By APB Chief Executive Officer – Alex Leon
Tuesday 8th November
To the Bodyboarding community, athletes and fans of the APB.
The recent events that have occurred in the Dominican Republic over the weekend were not associated with the APB. The event was not sanctioned by the APB and therefore the APB had no involvement of this event.
The APB was in discussion with the event promoter leading up to the event regarding sanctioning regulations. The event promoter was unable to meet the APB sanctioning requirements therefore the APB had no other option but to withdraw from any potential involvement of the PROWAVE BODYBOARD Internacional Nagua in Replubica Dominicana on the 4th,5th & 6th November.
The APB has a strict policy when working with current and new event promoters and new events. These policies are in place for event promoters seeking sanctioning to work closely with the governing body and meet all sanction guidelines. The APB brand logo was used in the marketing/promotion of this event without APB consent and the APB will seek legal action over this issue.
The APB will continue to support Bodyboarding in the Dominican Republic and further develop the sport in the Caribbean and Central American region as part of the global development planning of the sport. The APB considers DR, PR, Barbados and the rest of the Caribbean as a very vital region for Bodyboarding and we hope the local riders & commnuity can move past this negativity and move forward united with great ambassadors inside the sport so a positive and healthy sport can flourish in the Dominican Republic in future years.
It is with great sadness and dissapointment that the competitors & officials did not receive the prize money and payments from the event. On behalf of the APB, our wishes are for the best outcome for the people involved in the event in the coming days and hope the athletes and officials are remunerated for their dedication and service.
Chief Executive Officer
APB World Tour LTD