- 19 September 2009 | Bodyboarding
The 2009 Knights Beach Pro has been put on hold until 7am on Sunday, due to small and junky onshore waves, but anticipation is high with the promise of some amazing conditions.
Conditions were not contestable as an early onshore wind caused the small 1-2ft waves to deteriorate.
South Australian brothers and local boys Eli and Dylan Beach were relieved that the competition was held off until tomorrow.
"Tomorrow is looking like one of the best days in a while at Knights, so we're wrapped that the contest will be held in awesome conditions,” remarked Eli.
As the penultimate event on the 2009 Rebel Sports Pro Tour, the Knights Beach Pro is and has traditionally been a key event for any riders hoping to win the Australasian title.
With an honour roll that reads like a who’s who of international bodyboarding, the best of the best will be on show this weekend as the likes of Mitch Rawlins (WA) Michael Novy (Qld) Jake Stone (Qld) Jones Russell and Dallas Singer (NSW) get set for a show-stopping shootout.
The action kicks off on Sunday, 20 September 2009 at 7am, with the event to be streamed live at www.knightsbeachpro.com.
The Knights Beach Pro 2009 is supported by The Government of South Australia, South Australian Tourism Commission, The Office of Recreation and Sport - Be Active, Coopers Brewery, Swellnet, Surfing South Australia and the International Bodyboarding Association Australasia.
About the 2009 Rebel Sports Pro Tour
The Rebel Sports Pro Tour defines bodyboarding within the Australasian region.
The sponsorship includes the naming of the Australasian Pro Tour, naming of the bodyboarding national titles, a Rebel Sport Pro bodyboarding event, a RAW pro junior series in the summer plus an exclusive IBAA/Rebel Sport merchandising arrangement.
The Rebel Sport Pro Tour will draw approximately two thousand competitors, competing on the Australasian professional circuit for points and prize money all in a bid to be the annual tour champion, the most prestigious accolade in Australasian bodyboarding.
Attracting some of the worlds biggest bodyboarding names, including the likes of Dave Winchester (2008) and Andrew Lester (2007), The Rebel Sport Tour will be at the summit of professional bodyboarding.
SOURCE: IBA Australasia