Damian King: Soldiers Beach king of bodyboarding

International Bodyboarding has made a massive return to Australia for the Soldiers Beach Pro Presented by Beachin-Surf.

The event was the first IBA sanctioned event for nearly three years after the Human Shark Island Challenge dropped off the circuit in 2008.

The final was two times World Champion Damian King from Australia (Port Macquarie) versus the up and coming South African Jared Houston.

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Soldiers Beach Pro: flyin' high

Day three of the Soldiers Beach Pro saw an epic show down between the top 16 and back 16 riders.

Conditions were punchy in the 3 to 4 feet range (1.0 metre), however onshore winds made conditions tough and wave selection proved to be crucial with many competition favorites eliminated from the event.

Making an early exit today in round four were 9 times World Champion Mike Stewart, 2 times World Champion Ben Player and crowd favourites Ryan Hardy, Mitch Rawlins, Brad Hughes and Pierre Loius Costes.

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2010 Soldiers Beach Pro: Ash Bryant on fire

The Soldiers Beach Pro Presented by Beachin-Surf has moved into the second day of proceedings.

Despite the deteriorating conditions, the worlds best bodyboarders didn't disappoint with a radical repertoire of progressive bodyboarding.

Round three was completed, with heats being extended to thirty minutes each, to ensure that all riders had a chance in the tricky conditions.

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