Joe Clarke

Day two of the RAW National titles was once again on at Duranbah today.

Typically of the Gold Coast the sun shone, the waves pumped and the bodyboarding standard was outstanding, as the competition progressed into the quarter and semi finals of all divisions.

The Grommets were first to hit the water and up and comer Matt Guinon was the star, blitzing both of his heats to place himself into the final.

The New South Welshman notched up an impressive 12.67 combined wave total with the youngster throwing down an impressive repertoire of moves.

Again the open men excelled in the water, with Port Macquarie's Chase O'Leary the stand-out surfer of the day.

O'Leary landed one of the first complete back-flips of the competition, moving from forth to first in the semi final, putting together a combined wave total of 11.24, nudging Joe Clarke (Burleigh Heads, QLD) into second position with 11.00.

"I just managed to find the right wave in the end with a good bowl, I landed that backflip and milked it as much as I could" said Chase

"D-bah is a similar wave to Breakwall back home, it's really peaky and there are a lot of bowls, so it feels like I am pretty much surfing at home".

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Joe Clarke

Day one of the 28th annual RAW National Bodyboarding Titles commenced today at Duranbah Beach on the beautiful Gold Coast.

It was 1996 when the last bodyboarding national titles was held at the world famous beach break, and today the best bodyboarders in Australia were not left disappointed. Despite the tricky onshore conditions D-Bah served up some funky left and right hand wedges in the 1.0 to 1.5 metre range.

The blue ribbon division, the open men's was first in the water today, with the everyone throwing all on the line for national glory.

Central NSW Coaster Shaun Peterson set the pace early busting a massive Air Roll Spin combination and bagged a near perfect 9.73 wave average from the judges.

IBA International Head Judge Maurice Wakeling described Petersons surfing as the bench mark for competitive bodyboarding.

"He had one solid close-out roll, followed by a clean ARS on an outside wave, it is this kind of surfing that wins heats and titles". said Maurice.

Shaun has always been an under-rated talent and the humble father had this to say about conditions.

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Luz Marie Perez

Milkshakes welcomes to the team, Luz Marie Grande Perez (better known as Loly).

Little Loly is our Milkshakes representative from Puerto Rico, she’s the 2009 women’s Pipeline Pro champion, 2009 USBA tour champion, and is also sitting at 4th on the IBA Women’s World Tour. This girl rips!

Loly was easily the standout of the Pipeline Pro this year, riding the barrel perfectly; scoring a 9.75 in the semis then a perfect 10 in the final, she was also charging some bombs in the freesurfing sessions.

Loly is such a lovely and funny girl, we are super stoked to have her join the Milkshakes team!

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