Pipeline, Hawaii

The waiting period for the 2010 Turbo Bodyboards Pipe Pro has been extended from the original dates of February 16th – 24th to the new dates of February 16th – 26th after is was discovered that an amateur surfing event had been double booked on the weekend in the middle of the waiting period.

“ It makes life tough on everyone” said IBA General Manager Terry McKenna.

“ Most riders have pre-purchased tickets and were due to fly out on the 25th so now there will be some problems for people if the event goes beyond the original waiting period”

“ The extra days could come in handy but it’s been a very active season so far so we hope to finish early ” said Terry.

The check-in for the event will now take place on Feb 13th at Dave & Busters, 1030 Auahi Street, Honolulu at 4.30. This will allow organizers more time to seed the field and determine the trialists if any.

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Womens Bodyboarding Association

We are all set for the coaching day to go ahead in front of North Cronulla Surf Club on January 16th.

Great news is, in addition to the beginner’s class, we also now have an intermediate class on offer; suitable for any girls wanting to take one step further and learn how to spin and roll.

Plus we’ve got a bundle of giveaways from supporting sponsors Surf Dive N Ski, Milkshakes and Hive Swimwear.

Any girls/ladies/mums/sisters out there who want to give bodyboarding a go, or want to improve your bodyboarding skills, come and join us at North Cronulla Surf Club 9am, January 16th. It’s only $20 to participate!

Location: Please meet at 9.00am, North Cronulla Surf Club, January 16th. We will expect to finish by approx 1.00pm.

Remember, medical forms will need to be filled out on the day. And all participants are required to be able to swim 100m.

Spencer Skipper

Manta is happy to announce their latest signing of Hawaiian Spencer Skipper.

Skipper has been long regarded as one most stylish riders in the business and seemed pretty stoked about the new deal.

“I’m stoked on the new deal. It gives me the chance to travel and do what I love doing best. I’ll be hanging on the North Shore for the Hawaiian winter and plan on surfing Pipe as much as possible. Then heading down to Oz for there winter to do some team trips with the boys.”

Reon Fisher Manta’s team manager commented. “It’s cool; Skip has always been one of my favorite riders. He has that really unique style of riding that I don’t think anyone else can really mimic. I’m looking forward to getting some good shots of him from the Hawaiian season and getting him out here for the Aussie winter.”

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