Old Bar Beach: respect the Marshall

SA come Newcastle local Marshall Watson won the Old Bar Bodyboarding festival in sloppy 3 footers yesterday. Jake Lightenburg, Jesse Galloway and Mitchell Oats made up the 4 man final.

Marshall Watson stamped his authority allover the opposition at Old Bar when he took no prisoners in the open division of the Festival Bodyboarding contest on Sunday.

Watson has long been a talented rider on the IBAA Rebel Sport Pro Tour and used all of his competition savvy to clinch the first prize.

“ I am stoked” said Marshall. “ Conditions were tricky out there today but I played the waiting game and it payed off”

“ I needed a good win like this to get my confidence up. The event is perfectly positioned in the middle of the festivaland I am sure that the event will grow next year into something special”

Second place went to Jake Lightenburg with Jesse Galloway third and Mitch Oats forth.

In the juniors local rider Luke Van Lowik cleaned up the opposition by winning not only the U/18’s but also taking out the Best performance of the event with a perfect 10 point ride in the final. Second place went toLindsay Jackson, Ben Commins was third and forth was Luke Bonnello.

Finally the cadets was won convincingly byBlake Robinson with Pearson Tully, Zac Cheney and Rasta King making up the minor placing. Terry McKenna, general manager of the IBA world tour, was at the event and was impressed with the venue.

“It’s a perfect setup to expand the event,” said Terry. “With some financial support from the government this contest could join the IBA Australasian Rebel Sport Pro Tour and become a big success”

The event was made possible by the support of the Fab Art, Grand Flavour, RAW, Rebel Sport, Beachies Kiosk, Laurders RealEstate and Dunes.


Source: IBA Australasia