Israel Salas: warm water and nice beach views

The Bahia Bodyboarding Show started on Tuesday at Armação Beach with good conditions. On this first day, only the men riders competed in 3-4 feet waves.

The best rider today was the local Israel Salas. Competing on his local beach, Israel got two good waves and combined 14.67 points out of a possible of 20.

“The conditions were difficult and in this kind of sea we need to stay calm. I’m very happy with result but i want more. So i’ll keep focused on event and I’ll try to win more heats”, said Israel.

The woman will debut tomorrow. Isabela Sousa is the current leader of WWT with Maylla in second place and Eunate Aguirre in 3rd.

Jessica Becker is also competing in Bahia and she is very excited to debut in the event. “I’ll try to improve my last result here (she was third place last year). This is my goal”, said Jessica.

The next call will happen this Wednesday at 09:00.

Source: IBA World Tour

2010 Quiksilver Scavi Bodyboard Challenge: they might find ancient fins and body boards

The 2010 Quiksilver Scavi Bodyboard Challenge will be held at Marina di San Nicola, via Mercurio, near Rome, Italy.

The yellow sign has been raised for the next Saturday, 25th September. The wave is basically a beach break that can barrel in its best conditions. There are three peaks.

The competitions available will be Prone and Drop Knee. This event is supported by Surfing Italia.

Old Bar Beach: beautiful and uncrowded

The 2010 Old Bar Beach Festival - Bodyboarding Contest is on the October long Weekend, Sunday 3rd Oct. This will be the second year for the event and already is looking to be another great year.

As per usual the festival rides will be in town. Last year, the contest was held on Old Bar Beach which was set-up right next door tothe rides and amusements.

Depending on contest surf conditions the location is planned to be in the same location, right out front of the Surf Club amongst the festivities.

Market stalls will be available offering everything imaginable. A selection of fine food is available as well as hot dog stands, ice-cream vans and the much needed coffee stops. Live entertainment is available all day consisting of live bands, dancers, singers, fashion parades and other entertainers.

The annual Kombi world record attempt is on in the afternoon and is always a good show. Last year the record set was 210. Dion Myers and Lauren Knowles entered last year and won first place in the ‘People Choice’ division. There is also a classic car display and many other activities and attractions.

Back on the water new Dunes have come on board with Grand Flavour, Riptide and other local businesses to support the event.

Contest Organiser Melynne Rosamond says ‘the event is a great chance for the younger and amateur bodyboarders to trial competition surfing before entering state level or higher. However all levels of bodyboarders are welcome’. Last year, Jimmy Leayr of Newcastle took out the open and DK divisions with Sam Bennett not far behind him’.

All divisions are available including junior, cadets, opens, women’s and drop knee. Limited positions are available so be sure to get in quick to avoid disappointment.

The contest is $50 to enter and each competitor receives contest memorabilia.