Alex Halsey: the photo op scenario

Nomad Bodyboards is proud to announce the signing of rising star Alex Halsey.

Nomad co-founder Shane Britten said of the signing, “Alex really represents the next wave of young riders who are combining power to their tech riding. Ever since seeing his section in Pastiche he has been someone we have been interested in working with, and I think his age and style will add a different dynamic and perspective to the FSD”.

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Alex Halsey: a shy winner

For the second consecutive year the opening event of the EBB WA State Bodyboard Series has been blessed with ideal conditions and pumping surf. WA’s best bodyboarders battled it out over the weekend at one Australia’s most notorious locations, the Mandurah Wedge. In what is fast becoming a breeding ground for future talent, the EBB WA State Series showcased some extraordinary performances in bone rattling waves.

After its inception in 2008, Mandurah Wedge has become the perfect location to test not only the skill of the competitors but also their courage levels, as waves in the 3-4 feet range pounded the rocky break wall all weekend. The hopes of over 80 competitors were rewarded with clean winds and a building swell, which meant Saturday’s preliminary heats were only a warm up for Sunday’s finals action. The new generation of WA bodyboarding brought added flair and enthusiasm, increasing the level of competition and providing inspiring entertainment for those lining the rocks at the Wedge.

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Darren Halse: plenty of air time

The Agent18 South Coast Bodyboarding Classic will be embedded in many competitors minds for years to come. The final day saw 4 - 8ft waves with perfect offshore conditions at Margate Beach.

The good conditions made for an exceptional high level of riding and competitiveness. A true showcase of extreme bodyboarding as riders were putting it all on the line and going big. Standouts for the event were Derek Footit (Uvongo), Darren Halse (Amanzimtoti), Wesley Fischer (Durban), Storm Prestwich (Scottburgh), Terence Pieters (Uvongo), Reinhardt du Toit (Richards Bay), Warren du Preez (Umtentweni) and Morgan Phillips (Southbroom).

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