Soldiers Beach Pro 

The Soldiers Beach Body Boarding Pro will be held from 16th - 19th July, 2009.

The event combines Round 2 of the NSW State Titles with a round of the IBA Australasian Pro Tour and is expected to attract 250 of Australia’s best body boarders from grommets (under 13’s) to grandmasters (Over 45’s).

To celebrate the Soldiers Beach Pro there will be an Outdoor Body Boarding Movie Night held in the Village Green, Canton Beach Rd, Toukley on Saturday 18th July from 5pm.

Meet Dave Winchester (reigning IBA Australasian Champion), Ryan Hardy (current IBA World Tour ratings leader), Damien King and all your body boarding heroes.

Autographs, loads of giveaways and FREE entry.

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2009 Sandy Beach Pro 

The USBA is proud to host its 6th annual Sandy Beach Pro. With over 20 years of history, The Sandy Beach Pro has acted as the Pipeline trials and at present is a prestigious National Tour event on The Bodyglove USBA Grand Slam Tour.

The title is fiercely sought by all of the top US Pros, and this year we have international heavy weights coming out in full swing to bring home the title. Ten time world and Pipeline Champion Mike Stewart has been training at Half Point daily for the world tour and is poised and excited for the event.

South Africa’s Alister Taylor moved back to Oahu this year and is ready to compete for USBA points and a chance to break the top 8 and gain a slot at the IBA Pipeline Pro. Jeff Hubbard and Jacob Romero will be returning from surf travels to make things interesting at this years’ event. All of these names, along with the long list of local talent will make this years tour one to remember.

Former Drop Knee Pro winner, Bud Miyamoto and Sandy Beach legend Eugene Teixeira will be taking time out of their schedules to show the World Tour Pros what local knowledge is all about!

This years’ event has had great support from new and returning sponsors. Ocean Current clothing is welcomed Title Sponsor to the Sandy Beach Pro, with Dave and Busters of Honolulu presenting this year’s event and will be hosting branded pre and post parties.

Veteran sponsor Glaceau’s Vitamin Water will be keeping the beach Hydrated over the July 4th Holiday weekend. US Bodyboard industry player, Custom X has come on board as the sole Bodyboard brand to the 2009 Sandy Beach Pro. Come out to the beach and be part of this years USBA event!

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2009 Girl Jam Bodyboarding 

This summer heralds the birth of Girl Jam – the UK’s first all-female bodyboarding event aimed at bringing girls together from across the country to surf and share their skills.

The event is open to EVERYONE, whether you are ripping it up around the globe or just want to try something new.

The event is being held on July 12th at Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall in association with Rob Barbers Bodyboard School (www.robbarber.com - 01637 879 571) and supported by Three Sixty Magazine (www.orcasurf.co.uk/threesixty) - starting at 10am, meeting at the Carnmarth Hotel.

We are actively seeking more sponsorship and funding for the event.

There is loads of great stuff lined up for the day – a morning coaching session to kick the day with our event photographer and videographer with a video analysis session afterwards.

After lunch and beach games (volleyball anyone?) it’s back in the water for a free-surf, all finished up with a great BBQ and bodyboarding DVD’s. There will also be goody bags and prizes for those involved.

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