- 04 September 2009 | Bodyboarding
Wave waves and more waves were on hand for the first day of competition of the 2009 SCION Jenkinson’s Beach Pro presented by Ocean Current Clothing in Point Pleasant NJ. The surf held up today with 2-5ft swell and the competition was extreme from start to end.
The easterly wind swell filled in, creating consistent peaky surf at Jenks. The swell looks like it will pick up on Thursday with more consistent chest high to shoulder high surf.
The Men’s Pro, Open Men's and Drop Knee divisions started off the week of competition at Jenkinson’s Beach, with solid crowds to kick off day one of the 4 day event. In the Men’s Pro divisions Jacob Romero turned up the heat for all competitors from the start, with his Hawaiian style airs, back flips and a perfect barrel from a spin into a roll.
Romero’s Hawaiian domination took him to the semi finals and gained him the first 10 point ride of the conest. Timmy Tilton from New Jersey trailed behind Jacob’s lead but progressed into the next round with a nice invert. The solo competing Austrailian Matt Withar also raised the bar on day one busting a huge ARS and Inver air at the end of his heat, scoring a win to head into the semi's.
Jeff Hubbard charged into a hollow wave after hollow wave exiting with inverts and Air Roll Spins before landing on the Jenks Shore line. Pedro Rosario (Venezuela), Armand Molina and Shea Sevilla followed the lead of Hubb. In the final heats of the day DK riders Jeff Hubbard, Jacob Romero, Pedro Rosario and Brian Stoerh also proformed well with down the line with spins and big backflip rotations passing into the next round.
The Drop Knee round one saw great action again by standouts Brian Steorh and Jacob Romeo who where both throwing their tail at any section coming there way.
Throughout the day there were some great performances by all the riders that participated.
The Women's Pro and Amateur divisions are scheduled to be held this weekend starting Saturday and into Sunday in time for a new swell! There will also be an Air Show invite only held today after the event pending conditions.
Upcoming schedule of events:
Schedule of events: Sept 3rd Men's Semi Final and Drop Knee Pro Final with national teams challenge (teams by state) 1-3pm
Sept 4th Fri : Finals of Team challenge at 12pm, followed by an DK expression Session and Bodyboard clinic on the beach free to all.
Sept 5th Sat: Womens Pro Semi Finals and Finals alone with round 1 of Amateur divisions.
Sep 6th Sun: Bodyboard clinic and promotions from 12-2pm at Jenkinson's Inet free to all beach goers Jenks Pro end of the Summer party at the Jenks Club.
Sept 7th: Tentative 12pm-2pm Sling for the Bling Jet Ski Tow out air show followed by event awards at 2pm sharp!