Gregory Wouters: a star is born in Aruba

Aruban bodyboarder Gregory Wouters recently walked away with almost all the victories at the BIA (Bodyboarding International Association) Zuma Bodyboarding competition.

Gregory claimed 1st place in the Men’s Amateur division, 1st in AA (advance amateur division), 1st in AAA (semi Pro division), 1st in amateur DK, 2nd in Pro DK but best off all 1st in Open Pro division winning the current BIA Leader Ryley Cole. Woulters comes home with a total of 6 trophies (five 1st places and one 2nd place).

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Ben Mackinnon: Kiwi champ

Ben Mackinnon has conquered the Open and Senior titles of the 2010 Blaketown Challenge and is the New Zealand bodyboading champion.

The bodyboarder from Dunedin had won the trophy two years ago. Mackinnon, 30 years old, will also gain an automatic entry to the fifth round of the Pipeline Pro, in February 2011.

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Hardy: proud to be SIC

Following the successful trials event yesterday the crowd moved onto Emerald Surf City in the Cronulla mall for a huge promo. The crowd of was treated to a meet and greet with some of the sports best with loads of giveaways and prizes.

After over an hour of excited mayhem the crowd was shuffled next door to the 2230 Bar Cronulla for the exciting live heat draw where NRL superstar Eric Grothe Jr was on hand to draw out each competitors name heat by heat.

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