triBBo

triBBo

The genesis of Bodyboard and its History, in the World and in particular in Portugal, reported by one of its original pioneers, accompanied by exclusive texts and images.

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The genesis of Bodyboard and its History, in the World and in particular in Portugal, reported by one of its original pioneers, accompanied by exclusive texts and images.

The Covid-19 pandemic caught us all off guard and threw a good part of the population home to telework. With the National Emergency State Decree, the idea of designing a book entirely dedicated to bodyboarding, which for many years was just that, a simple idea, gained body and form in my head. It gained a soul . I now hope to be able to gather the necessary support for its launch and thus make it accessible to a good part of the sport lovers.

The structure of triBBo book - with two capital B's highlighted, because as long as I can remember they serve to abbreviate the word BodyBoard -; it relies largely on the genesis of sport, but also on its history, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021. The pioneers, competitions, the fun side of bodyboarding and all the versatility of this "little board that changed the world" , which came to simplify and democratize a simple trip to the sea, were also not neglected.

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Among the several key texts that appear in this work, a special mention to the one by Mike Stewart, 9x world champion and one of the most striking faces of the sport, who was in charge of the epilogue. Joana Schenker, world champion in 2017, considered one of the most influential in Portugal, also accepted the invitation to write a text.

The image, which is always so important for the final result of a project with such sui generis characteristics, was in charge of the pioneers of the sport, but also of two renowned Portuguese photographers who have long maintained a strong connection with bodyboarding - Miguel Nunes and Hélio António. I assure you, the visual part is not only enchanting but also deeply immersive, revealing intense moments and others that are absolutely remarkable.

For all these reasons, it makes perfect sense to tell the History of Bodyboard, in Portugal and in the World. And yes, it makes perfect sense to do it in a single, independent, hardcover book, composed of 192 pages in 25x20cm format, matte coated paper of 150g where the pictures breathe, come to life and help to make the connection between the past and the present. More than that, they are a glimpse of the future.

In addition to personal satisfaction, perpetuating the history of bodyboarding is my main goal with the launch of triBBo. A work that will only see the light of day when the order for 267 books is reached. This is where your contribution makes all the difference!

In the set of options, it is worth noting that with just € 5 you can simply support the cause, with € 30 you secure your copy of the book signed by me and with € 36 you will receive it in the comfort of home. Remember, this is a collector's edition, an unforgettable and memorable gift for any self-respecting bodyboarder.

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About the author

Married and father of two children, António Fonseca has been a professional journalist for thirty years. He currently resides in Santa Cruz, works in communication, organization and project management. Even today he remains an avid practitioner and lover of the sport.

"Tozé" started bodyboarding in 1985, in Costa de Caparica, one of the main cradles of the sport in Portugal, where he ended up becoming one of the first practitioners and achieving the status of semi professional athlete.

Half a dozen years later, a little by chance, thanks to a disinterested suggestion by its main sponsor at the time, he ended up taking on the role of editor of the first bodyboard magazine ever launched in Portugal.

Since then, he has been involved in action sports and has co-founded several renowned titles in this area, namely snowboard, skate, longboard and, of course, bodyboard magazines - having released around 150 editions to date. Nowadays, he also manages two different sites daily, one dedicated to surfing, the other to bodyboarding.

Despite the vast experience in journalism, where coordination and editorial leadership have obviously gained special prominence over the course of his career, he especially likes to consider himself a multifaceted person who makes a point of carrying out all the projects in which It is involved.

You can also count on him to launch triBBo .

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Budget and due dates

The target value corresponds to the production of a first edition of 1000 copies of the triBBo book, which can be purchased through several different options (see sidebar). All who participate will have their name published on the list of crowdfunding supporters, on a page of the book specially dedicated for this purpose . To see the project made possible, we need to ensure the purchase of at least 267 books.

Detailed budget for a total of € 8000:

1000 copies of the triBBo book - € 6600

Design - 500 €

Photography - 600 €

Mail - 300 €

Timetable :

1st phase) June 1: Beginning of the project's disclosure to the social networks.

2nd phase) June 3: Launch of the PPL, promotion and dissemination of the order link.

3rd phase) June 4th to 11th: Sending press releases to the media.

4th phase) Until June 30th: Arrive at least 267 orders to be able to proceed with the printing of the book that takes roughly two weeks to produce.

5th phase) June 30: PPL ended, but continues to run from this date.

6th phase) July 15th to July 31st: Period of dispatch of books by mail, delivering by hand, in person and / or using the predefined collection points.

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Difundir para triBBo chegar a mais pessoas

Bom dia! Hoje decidi fazer uma curta atualização e solicitar uma vez mais a vossa ajuda. Neste momento temos 342 apoiantes e pré-venda de 325 livros. Faltam 20 dias para a campa...

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Thu, 03/06/2021 - 19:18

Objetivo alcançado!

Objetivo alcançado ✔️ Que boa surpresa! Foi hoje às 12:40! Já temos garantido o lançamento do livro triBBo e tal só foi possível com a ajuda de todos, amigos, comunidade, bodybo...

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Tue, 01/06/2021 - 19:45

Metade do caminho está feito!

Estou para além de impressionado e surpreendido. 24h depois da abertura do crowdfunding atingimos 50% do objetivo, Muito obrigado a todos! Até ao momento, são mais de 100 os apo...

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Tue, 01/06/2021 - 15:30

50% reached

We've just achieved half the target! The glass is now more full than empty ;)

Mon, 31/05/2021 - 20:17

Chegámos ao trinta apoiantes!

Wow! Atingimos os trinta apoiantes! Isto é muito mais e muito melhor do que eu alguma vez poderia imaginar. Eternamente grato. Só paramos quando atingirmos o objetivo e assegura...

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We're now 20

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Mon, 31/05/2021 - 17:25

10 primeiros apoiantes!

Muito contente e grato pelo vosso apoio! Passou uma hora desde o lançamento e já temos os primeiros 10 apoiantes. Obrigado! É simplesmente incrível! Com a vossa ajuda fica mais ...

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  • António Fonseca

    Difundir para triBBo chegar a mais pessoas

    Bom dia! Hoje decidi fazer uma curta atualização e solicitar uma vez mais a vossa ajuda. Neste momento temos 342 apoiantes e pré-venda de 325 livros. Faltam 20 dias para a campanha terminar e já assegurámos a produção de triBBo a semana passada.

    No entanto, não ficamos por aqui. O grande objetivo agora é dar a conhecer o projeto a mais pessoas. Temos que sair do nosso círculo de contactos e chegar a mais gente. E nesse sentido pedia novamente a vossa ajuda na divulgação do link: https://ppl.pt/tribbo

    Como disse anteriormente, continuamos a trabalhar e a dar tudo até à data limite do crowdfunding. Grato pelo vosso apoio! 🙌

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  • António Fonseca

    Objetivo alcançado!

    Objetivo alcançado ✔️ Que boa surpresa! Foi hoje às 12:40! Já temos garantido o lançamento do livro triBBo e tal só foi possível com a ajuda de todos, amigos, comunidade, bodyboarders e não só (257 apoiantes).

    Quero que se sintam verdadeiramente orgulhosos - como eu estou de todos vós - e que tenham noção do seguinte:

    1) Que são efetivamente uma parte importante deste trabalho (que agora não é só meu, mas também vosso!);
    2) E que, tal como os pioneiros que fundaram outrora o bodyboard, que por diversas vezes tiveram que se atirar de cabeça para quebrar barreiras e fazer o desporto evoluir, também vós foram precursores neste lançamento no que toca ao universo bodyboard.

    Continuamos a trabalhar e a dar tudo até à data limite do crowdfunding, pois há mais cópias para pré-venda. 🙌

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  • António Fonseca

    Metade do caminho está feito!

    Estou para além de impressionado e surpreendido. 24h depois da abertura do crowdfunding atingimos 50% do objetivo, Muito obrigado a todos! Até ao momento, são mais de 100 os apoiantes! 🙏 O foco, porém, mantém-se!
    Vamos todos ajudar a difundir ainda mais partilhando o link da campanha (vamos tornar isto viral) ✔️
    https://ppl.pt/tribbo

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  • António Fonseca

    Chegámos ao trinta apoiantes!

    Wow! Atingimos os trinta apoiantes! Isto é muito mais e muito melhor do que eu alguma vez poderia imaginar. Eternamente grato. Só paramos quando atingirmos o objetivo e assegurarmos a produção! Mãos à obra! ;)

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  • António Fonseca

    10 primeiros apoiantes!

    Muito contente e grato pelo vosso apoio! Passou uma hora desde o lançamento e já temos os primeiros 10 apoiantes. Obrigado! É simplesmente incrível! Com a vossa ajuda fica mais fácil atingirmos o objetivo e por isso convido-vos a partilharem o link do projeto entre amigos e redes sociais: https://ppl.pt/tribbo

    Muito obrigado!

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