Mick Fanning: no respect for bodyboarders?

World bodyboarders are shocked with the latest 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.

Hayato Kiramoto: the smile of a winner

The Rebel Sport Bodyboarding Pro Tour has launched into its first official event with the QAB Pro this weekend at Duranbah.

The two star event worth AUD$4, 000 has attracted some of the worlds greatest bodyboarders, including multiple world tour winners from Hawaii Mike Stewart and Jeff Hubbard.

2009 World Champion, Jeff Hubbard made an early exit from the event finishing third in his round two heat, whilst Mike Stewart put on a great show to a star struck crowd, making it through to the semi finals where he narrowly missed out on progressing by 1.83 points.

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Soldiers Beach Pro: flipside views

The outlook for the Soldiers Beach Pro and NSW State R1 is looking good. Surf forecaster for Swellnet and Fluidzone Craig Brokensha has filled the following forecast.

The current outlook for the start of the competition is promising. We should see a mix of small E/NE swell and larger levels of short-range S'ly swell building to at least 2-3ft during the afternoon on Monday and holding in the 3ft range all day Tuesday.

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