Chase O'Leary has a ticket to the main event of the 2010 IBA Pipeline Pro

The field off 144 of the worlds best bodyboarders have now been selected for the 2010 Turbo Bodyboards Pipe Pro, with the final 8 spots going out in the 2010 Pipeline Trials.

Held on Oahu's South East corner at a punchy reef break known as Erma's, the field of forty competed for the chance of a lifetime to surf in the ultimate Bodyboarding Competition the Turbo Pipe Pro.

Contest Director Maurice Wakeling was thrilled by the level of surfing in the trials, particularly of the local Hawaiian riders.

"If the standard of riding in the trials is anything to go by today then the guys in the main event best watch out" said Maurice.

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Ryan Hardy and Mike Stewart. Guess who's competed 28 times in Pipeline?

The worlds largest bodyboarding event the Turbo Bodyboards Pipeline Pro Presented by Body Glove officially begins this Tuesday.
As the first and most prestigious stop on the 2010 International Bodyboarding Association World tour, the best riders on the planet have assembled for this premier event.

The IBA international world tour, has 20 events throughout the world, including 5 Grand Slam events that carry double ratings points held at key global locations including Pipeline.

The 200 strong international contingent of bodyboarders are the best in the world and include current world champion Jeff Hubbard. Hubbard is recovering from a recent shoulder injury, so will be limiting his surfing only to his heats during the competition.

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Jonah Romero signs with Empire Bodyboards

Empire Bodyboards has announced the signing of Maui’s Jonah Romero.

Get ready for the Jonah signature board arriving in early January.

1. Name: Jonah Romero

2. Nickname(s): J-Rizz

3. DOB: 5/6/1987

4. Hometown: Waiehu, Maui

5. Local Spot: Churchez, K-harbor, Ledge, OTW

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