2009 Knights Beach Pro

The 2009 Knights Beach Pro has been put on hold until 7am on Sunday, due to small and junky onshore waves, but anticipation is high with the promise of some amazing conditions.

Conditions were not contestable as an early onshore wind caused the small 1-2ft waves to deteriorate.

South Australian brothers and local boys Eli and Dylan Beach were relieved that the competition was held off until tomorrow.

"Tomorrow is looking like one of the best days in a while at Knights, so we're wrapped that the contest will be held in awesome conditions,” remarked Eli.

As the penultimate event on the 2009 Rebel Sports Pro Tour, the Knights Beach Pro is and has traditionally been a key event for any riders hoping to win the Australasian title.

With an honour roll that reads like a who’s who of international bodyboarding, the best of the best will be on show this weekend as the likes of Mitch Rawlins (WA) Michael Novy (Qld)  Jake Stone (Qld) Jones Russell and Dallas Singer (NSW) get set for a show-stopping shootout.

The action kicks off on Sunday, 20 September 2009 at 7am, with the event to be streamed live at www.knightsbeachpro.com.

The Knights Beach Pro 2009 is supported by The Government of South Australia, South Australian Tourism Commission, The Office of Recreation and Sport - Be Active, Coopers Brewery, Swellnet, Surfing South Australia and the International Bodyboarding Association Australasia.

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Jeff Hubbard

The Hawaiian pro bodyborder Jeff Hubbard is leading the 2009 IBA World Tour rankings after the fifth European event held in Peniche, Portugal.

His brother, Dave Hubbard, currently leads the DK World Tour.

The IBA World Tour rankings:

1 Jeff Hubbard Hawaii  6220
2 Dave Winchester Australia 5660
3 Ryan Hardy Australia 5630
4 Mike Stewart Hawaii  5333
5 Gui. Tamega Brazil  5260
6 Pierre L. Costes France  5050
7 Amaury Laverhne Reunion  4970
8 Ben Player Australia 4460
9 Mark McCarthy Sth Africa 4440
10 Uri Valadao Brazil  4277
11 Dave Hubbard Hawaii  4270
12 Lucas Nogueira Brazil  3966
13 Paulo Barcellos Brazil  3965
14 Eder Luciano Brazil  3916
15 Magno Oliveira Brazil  3911
16 Michael Novy  Australia 3810
17 Hugo Pinheiro Portugal 3770
18 Manuel Centeno Portugal 3740
19 Luis Villar Brazil  3700
20 Diego Cabrera Spain  3500

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2009 Knights Beach Pro

The fourth annual Knights Beach Pro, South Australia's premier bodyboarding event, returns to Knights Beach in Port Elliot this weekend. 

The Knights Beach Pro is the penultimate event in the 2009 Rebel Sports Pro Tour; and will be a key event for any riders hoping to win the Australasian title. Shown by past event winners Andrew Lester (2007) and Dave Winchester (2008) who both went on to be crowned the Australasian Champion.

The event sprung from humble beginnings in 2006 as a field of no more than 30 competitors gathered to contest the event which was eventually won by Corey McLean (QLD). Since then the event has grown phenomenally and will hopefully this year include some of the world’s top named bodyboarders, including the likes of current world number 6 Dave Winchester.

Corey McLean (Qld) is currently leading the charge but there are some big names now back from the IBA World Tour in Europe with Winny, Mitch, Chad, Novy & Brad all locked in to compete.

"I still have a long way to go" said McLean who has just signed a deal as the face of RAW and Rebel Sport.

" All the boys will be keen for catch-up points after 5 weeks in Europe so it's going to be hard" said Corey.

Entries close 5pm Friday so if your interested in competing please  contact Terry on 0401023661.

The event is also a great opportunity for some of South Australia's most talent riders including brothers Eli and Dylan Beach, to gain national exposure for themselves amongst a world class field of riders.

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