Jacob Hein

The final leg of the 2009 RAW Pro Juniors summer series went down at Cronulla Beach this week (Sunday 17th January) as the best juniors in Australia fought it out for a return ticket to Hawaii.

It was the third and final leg of the series and a full field entered the one-day winner-take-all contest.

The event got underway at “The Alley” at Cronulla and the surf was only small but the moves were huge.

Early favorites Sam Bennett, Tom Rigby, Thorpe Waluew and Sam Strachan all surfed up to expectation and by the time the semi’s hit the water the fresh onshore breeze had pushed in some much-needed swell.

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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.