Andrew Lester: don't turn your back to the wave, dude

Today, after a near three year hiatus, International Bodyboarding has returned to Australian soil for the Soldiers Beach Pro Presented by Beachin-Surf.

With punchy waves in the 3 to 4 feet range (1.0 metre), it was the perfect return of competitive bodyboarding to Australia.

Amongst the many known bodyboarders in the competition, Cronulla's legendary Andrew Lester has made an impromptu return to the competitive scene.

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Ben Mackinnon: hmmm... tasty!

The SNZ Bodyboarding Nationals were run over Easter weekend on the 3rd April at Pines beach in Wainui, Gisbourne.

The forecast looked good for the first day of competition and in the morning of the first day of competition it didn't disappoint with clean, 2-3ft hollow peaks greeting competitors. This Nationals broke the mould with a solid turnout and the arrival of some great bodyboarders from the past.

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Mick Fanning: no respect for bodyboarders?

World bodyboarders are shocked with the lastest Snickers ad featuring Mick Fanning saying: "When I'm hungry, I boogie board" as a part of the snack's motto "You're not you when you're hungry".


Things turned worse after rival Joel Parkinson got photographed joking with the same ad.

IBA Australasia is asking bodyboarders to boycott Snickers because of the disrespect shown for bodyboarding as a sport.