Peruvian Inka Challenge 

Everything is ready for the 4th stop of the IBA World tour event that will take place for the first time in Peru.  The best bodyboarders will fight for a $20.000 dollars purse and 1000 points in the 2009 world ranking.
Most of the riders came to Peru before the opening date, to surf the awesome waves that the Peru Shoreline has to offer.  Ryan Hardy and Chad Jackson were the first international riders that came to Peru.

Ryan explained why he came so early “ I wanted to adapt my body to the food and also the waves.  I’ve surfed two consecutive days in Chilca with 8 feet solid sets.  It will be really nice to compete in that kind of wave.” Said the 2009 Pipeline winner.
Chad Jackson was the first victim of Chilca. He got wiped out by the wave and creased his board in a way that the deck split wide open and exposed the core.


Soldiers Beach Pro 

Port Mcquarie bodyboarder Jones Russell has taken out the Soldiers beach Pro in fun sized waves yesterday.

"Jonesy" defeated Corey McLean, Max Arent and Michael Novy in the 25 minute final.

Yeh, I'm stoked!! I don't really know what else to say said Jones.

The Pro DK was won by Jon Cappilli also from Port. "I am buzzing over this win. This is awesome!! I have never won a Pro event so I am loving life" said Jon.


Nick Perry 

Pride Bodyboards would like to announce the signing of northern beaches local and the ‘really, really, really good looking’ Nick Perry.

Commonly known as ‘Pedro Linguisey’, Nick has been on a mission this winter both up and down the coast, competing on the Aussie Tour as well as clocking up the frequent flyers chasing swells. We got a few quick words off the man after an epic session down the south coast.

‘I have been riding the new boards for the last 3 weeks down the south coast and I was blown away! The ride and quality far surpassed my expectations!

Pedro joins one of the strongest youth teams in Australia with the likes of Sam Bennett, Mitch Woodland, Cade Sharp, Ben Veitch, Shaun Pyne and Jimmy Williamson.

‘I am stoked to be involved with Pride. The team of riders has so many different personalities and they are all in it to push the sport as far as it can go…. coupled with the support behind them… yeah, i am stoked! These guys will be the future….. no doubt’