David Hubbard 

The 2008 Senor Frogs Sandy Beach Pro went off without a hitch this past 4th of July weekend. Over 80 competitors came out to test their skills at Half Point, the world famous reef break on Oahu’s south shore.

Both days of the two event where started with Amateur rounds and many amazing rides by new comes like Alex Brown, Matthew Holtzman, Bubu Casamerio and many more. The Amateurs gave the Pro’s a heads up to where the future of the sport is going with consistent surfing through out the two days.

The 13-18 AM division was one by Alex Brown narrowing out his Kauaian friend Matthew Holtman by 2 points. Trevor Cam and Alan Lamphere followed up with the 3rd and 4th sport respectively in the final.

Next in line where the Open Am heats in which another Kauaian Travis Smith made an impression while JB Hillen from the Westside of Oahu made a big push on to the USBA with his first USBA event!

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Bodyboarding British Nationals

The Auto Sleepers 2008 British Nationals will be held on the 27-28 September 2008 at Porthtowan, Cornwall. The entry form for the 2008 British Nationals sponsored by Auto Sleepers is now available on the British Bodyboard Club site.

This promises to be the biggest and best competition so far with a huge prize fund of £3000 and an Open 1st Prize of £1000. Entry places are expected to be taken up very quickly so please do not delay if you wish to enter.

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Human Shark Island 

Ben Player went back-to-back yesterday with a win in the Human Shark Island Challenge at Cronulla.

The current World Champion showed his versatility by dealing with the small 1 metre waves in a tradesman like fashion to defeat fellow Australian Ryan Hardy (Gold Coast) with Mark McCarthy (South Africa) in third and local rider John Showell (Cronulla) in fourth.

Ryan Hardy looked the man to beat from the get go with some strong early rides but Player secured victory with a rare tube ride in the final minutes.

“I honestly had conceded defeat and even congratulated Ryan when we were in the water. Then out of no-where a little peaked popped up and I no one wanted it, so I spun around and it turned into a good wave” said Ben.

“It’s a shame that the swell never came for the last part of the waiting period but, hey, that’s all part of being a professional bodyboarder. We just deal with whatever is happening on the day”

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