Sandy Beach Pro: provides nice ramps

The 2011 Sandy Beach Pro/Am is coming quickly to the South shore of Oahu, in Hawaii. The summer swells are heating up the waters of the Island. Both locals and traveling competitors are excited for another great year at the popular contest.

It's the 26th year of the Sandy Beach Pro and bodyboarders from all states of the USA will be battling for gold. Interestingly, Sandy Beach is the home of the modern day bodyboard.

The sport began to take shape here in this thumping shore break that will certainly ignite all rider's adrenaline. Athletes such as Mike Stewart, nine-tine world champion, and Ben Severson, former world champion, all honed their skills at Sandy's small patch of reef named Half Point.

Jeff Hubbard, two-time world champion, still trains at Sandy Beach for the biggest challenges of his bodyboarding career. A new generation, led by Trevor Kam, has taken over the reigns at Sandy's.

Kam showed his true form by making it to the finals of the 2010 event. So, it's time to wax those boards and prepare for another USBA tour stage, right in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.