IBA Human Shark Island

The final day of the Human Shark Island Challenge looks like being contested this weekend with organizers shooting for a 1pm start on Saturday. “There looks like potential for Saturday” said Terry McKenna, contest director and General manager of the International Bodyboard Association.

“The 20 day window that we have for the event looks like it won’t dish up anything significant next week so we will take what’s on offer with this next swell”

“It would have been nice to get some massive swells during this period but you just have to deal with whatever Mother Nature throws your way. In comparison to the other IBA World Tour events the conditions are still awesome and highly contestable”

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For the fourth year, the Aveiro Surfing Association proudly presents the one and only bodyboarding event exclusive for girls, Miss Sumol Cup 2008 that will happen on the 2nd and 3rd of September.

Praia da Barra and the city of Ilhavo will welcome all the women bodyboarding community for an ETB four stars event (4.000 Euros in Prize money) and ranked for IBA WWT also.

For further updated information related to the event, places to sleep, photos of the other editions, etc, please check on www.misssumolcup.com

Source: IBA World Tour

An unlicensed Reddam House pupil smashed his car into a tree in a horror accident in Constantia which killed one passenger and left the driver and another passenger in intensive care this week. All three boys were 17 and in matric at the smart Tokai school.

The dead boy was Christopher Elliott, an only child from Kenilworth, who was a talented bodyboarder and due to compete in the Wedge Classic in Plettenberg Bay next week. The smash happened in Nova Constantia Road on Wednesday night well before midnight, after the boys had been visiting friends in Hout Bay.

They hit a tree, apparently while travelling at speed on the narrow road. Metro Rescue had to cut the boys free from the mangled wreck using the jaws of life. The driver, who cannot be named as he is facing a charge of culpable homicide, is also in intensive care in Constantiaberg with severe facial and abdominal injuries.

His father, who owns the car, is a medical specialist at the hospital. The other passenger, Reggie Beki, believed to be the son of a domestic worker whose employers are subsidising his studies, is in intensive care at Victoria Hospital in Wynberg.

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