La Cupula, Antofagasta – Chile 21st to 27th May 2018.

After many months of planning the crew from Club Budeo are set to roll out the 6th edition of the festival in Antofagasta, Chile.

For 2018, the ABBF will include a QEST event for Men, as well as a Women’s World Tour contest and Pro junior qualifier.

Big names to enter so far includes the current World Champ (2017) South African Iain Campbell, Moroccan Brahim Iddouch Defending Champ of ABBF 2017 & former World Champ Uri Valadofrom Brazil, Jared Houston World Champ 2015 , Big wave Charger Lewy Finnegan (Winner of The 2015 edition)

Leading the Hawaiian crew will be 2017 World DK champ Sammy Morretino, along with Mack Crilly, who is regarded  as one of the most versatile riders fin the world, Alex Uranga  from Basque Country (one of the most fearless competitor In the APBTOUR) , Lachie Cramsie (2x Times Champ ABA Tour),
La Armada Chilena Alan Muñoz Chilean Legend and No 6 in the 2017 APB ranking, Nelson Flores current Junior world Champ, Local rider from La Cupula de Poder Sacha Dajmanic .

Heading up the women’s will be former world champion Neymara Carvalho, from Brazil who’s coming back to defend her title, Joana Schenker current World Champ from Portugal, Isabela SouzaMultiple World Champ from Brazil, Alex Rinder , the Austrian rider living in Canary Island a former 2x times world champ and the youngest one in the history of the APB TOUR, Local Chilean Credit Local Of La Cupula de Poder  & The current Chilean National Champ Danicelly Vallejos from Antofagasta.

The Pro Junior division is a qualifier for the World Junior event in Viana later this year so that some of the boys from different bodyboard schools of Chile will get the chance to challenge for a World Junior title.

Another add-on to this year’s program will be the Second Year of #Feria De Mar , Club Budeo with The Catholic University of Antofagasta (UCN ) Create this feria dedicated to social innovation and the development of different initiatives of the Coast line of Antofagasta, will be the main themes, and the different users and important actors of the community, playing a important roll on it. Over 60 Social organizations will be present with different activities for the entire community assisting to the ABF,  that will be held during the event at Playa LLacolen as well at the APB Contest.

Event promoter Arturo Soto is ecstatic about the world’s best riders coming to surf  “La Cupula de Poder’ at Playa LLacolen.

“It will be incredible to watch Live This Unique Event in Our Region ” said Soto.

“It takes many months of planning to stage a World Tour event like this & we hope that the Federation and competitors appreciate & trust the work of our team. For this reason, we acknowledge the efforts of Marco Diaz Regional Governor and Mayor Karen Red, who have always supported this project.”

Competition begins Monday just in time for a new swell so expectations are high.

APB Operations manager Teza Mckenna will be in the region for the week leading into the event, working closely with the team to help deliver a quality contest, along with some new innovations.

“We will be rolling around town all week doing mini-clips for the webcast and I am sure that the viewers will enjoy them,” said Teza.

Entry for the event is NOW OPEN by going here

The APB Tour and STACT are joining forces to bring fans and athletes the most immersive competition experience to the bodyboarding community.  Starting with the Antofagasta Bodyboarding Festival, fans and athletes will have the ability to track live results with detailed insights on current heats and a look at in-depth stats of their favourite riders or competitor match-ups.  STACT App is set out to change the way users engage with contests and display data to better athlete performances.  STACT App is available for free on iOS and Android stores!

STACT not only provides a live experience platform, but is also a fully customizable scoring software….for free – STACT Event Manager.  This software is extremely flexible and allows organizations to broadcast their events on STACT App, displaying results in real-time. STACT technology then takes those results and generates tour rankings and in-depth stats such as heat/wave averages for athletes.

“We are excited to bring this highly engaged community of athletes, contest organizers and fans an experience that connects everyone to the action.”

-Mike Jegat CEO Stact

Check out STACT here

Riders seeking a variety of accommodation close to the venue

“Geotel Antofagasta “ is one of the most important sponsors of ABF Chile, and the closes hotel in town to the location for the contest, we get a special fare for the Riders ( You must make your reservation thru the official website of Geotel, mentioning this special offer and that you are a competitor of the contest)

Follow the link Below

                $35.000 CLP IVA incluido ( Tax Included)

  • Desayuno buffet servido en nuestro restaurante:
    Lunes a Viernes desde las 06:00 am. a 11:00 am.
    Sábados, domingos y festivos de 07:00 am. a 11:00 am.
  • Internet wifi sin costo.
  • Estacionamiento sin costo.
  • Llamadas locales a red fija liberada.
  • Caja de seguridad en la habitación.
  • Welcome Drink.
  • Seguridad las 24 horas.
  • Contamos con 5 salas de reunión cómodamente equipadas. Si desea cotizar una sala para elperíodo de estadía, puede contactarse al correo
  • NO se reciben mascotas

Other Alternatives will be rent apartments, right in front of the contest
(4 Persons max per Apartment) prices raging from US$100 to US$200 per day.

If you have problems with the accommodations, sent a email To who is seeking places to host riders whit the Families of the Club Budeo.

The event starts Monday 21 of may and all the action will once again be webcast live at

All rider enquiries are to be emailed to Terry Mckenna at

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  • Clement

    No french riders ? PLC? Moz? Castillo?

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