Ryan Hardy and Mike Stewart. Guess who's competed 28 times in Pipeline?

The worlds largest bodyboarding event the Turbo Bodyboards Pipeline Pro Presented by Body Glove officially begins this Tuesday.

As the first and most prestigious stop on the 2010 International Bodyboarding Association World tour, the best riders on the planet have assembled for this premier event.

The IBA international world tour, has 20 events throughout the world, including 5 Grand Slam events that carry double ratings points held at key global locations including Pipeline.

The 200 strong international contingent of bodyboarders are the best in the world and include current world champion Jeff Hubbard. Hubbard is recovering from a recent shoulder injury, so will be limiting his surfing only to his heats during the competition.

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Jonah Romero signs with Empire Bodyboards

Empire Bodyboards has announced the signing of Maui’s Jonah Romero.

Get ready for the Jonah signature board arriving in early January.

1. Name: Jonah Romero

2. Nickname(s): J-Rizz

3. DOB: 5/6/1987

4. Hometown: Waiehu, Maui

5. Local Spot: Churchez, K-harbor, Ledge, OTW

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Lewy Finnegan has joined Pride Bodyboards

To kick start 2010, Pride has collected the highly lucrative signature of WA super Grom Lewy Finnegan.

He joins one of the hottest young teams in the sport including Cade Sharp, Sam Bennett, Mitch Woodland, Ben Veitch, Nick Perry, Shaun Pyne and Jimmy Williamson.

Before departing on another surf trip (try getting hold of him - its a nightmare), we caught up with him on the new signing and surfing:

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