Toby Player joins Cartel Board Co team

Cartel Board Co are pleased to confirm the signing of Aussie bodyboarding legend Toby Player to the team.

Cartel Board Co was established in the USA in 1996 and continues to play an important part in the sport of bodyboarding. Toby joins DK legend Paul Roach among many others in a truly impressive team of hardcore riders.

Cartel Bodyboards are distributed by Turbo Surf in Australia with a niche offering of high performance Signature boards. The board range includes the Paul Roach DK and Versatile Signature Boards along with the new Toby Player Signature Range. Toby worked with experienced Australian shaper Glenn Taylor to design his new signature model.

The Cartel board range will be officially launched in Australia in July 2009 when the one and only Paul Roach comes to Australia for the DK Sessions event at Tiona. A series of instore promotions with Paul Roach and Toby Player will also be undertaken. Keep an eye out for further details.

Toby had the following comments in regard the recent signing:

"I'm stoked to be joining Cartel, It's a fresh take on an established brand. For the first time ever I've been able to work with a shaper in Australia (Glenn Taylor) to come up with a sick template for my Signature model. You'll be seeing a lot more of Cartel in the future!"

Dave Winchester wins the Rheopaipo Vico Pro

The Rheopaipo Vico Pro was held yesterday (Sat) in small hip high waves at 13th Beach Victoria.

It was a great day and Winny was too strong for the Qld trio of Corey McLean, Joe Clark and Michael Novy. It was a hard core crew that turned up at 13th Beach on a 4 degree morning for the 3rd round of the Rebel Sport Pro Tour, The Rheopaipo Pro presened by Shed 9 and Club 4Play.

It was a case of "You should have been here yesterday" as the swell dribbled in at 1-2 feet but that didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the 32 riders in the Pro draw. Young Tassie charger Charles Ward showed that he can mix it with the best with the best performance of R1.

The top 8 seeds hit the water for R2 and the Queenslanders were determined to perform in the cold water after traveling from the other end of the country for the event.

Nathan Branch and Mitch Woodland were standouts that fell one place short of the final and Clinton Kettelwell enjoyed a welcome return to the competition arena notching up an =7th.

Along with the Rheo Pro the Victorian State titles were contested and some real talent is emerging from the Southern State for this years Nationals.


Adam Morrison 1
Matt Van Seers 5
Clinton Kettlewell 3
Adam Anderson 2
Josh Speechley 4


Clinton Kettlewell Warranword


Eddie Wearne Rye


Jeff Dimech 1
Vaughan Hoekman 2
Ben MacKenzie 4
Mason Cummings Rye 3
Martin Newton Portsea 5


Joe Lewis Portland 2
Jake Vandekolk 3
Seth Hoekman 4
Mitch Parker 1

Jeff Hubbard and Luz Maria Grande conquer the 2009 US Open of Bodyboarding

The 2009 Sport Chalet US Open Of Bodyboarding wrapped up in what could be called a perfect day. Three to five foot swell marched through the morning heats starting with the Women’s Pro quarters.

A big display of combo maneuvers and smooth surfing was shown by the likes of Tara Parson’s, Luz Maria Grande, Roberta Bitzer and Keila Grodzen. Even though not progressing Natalie Wong surfed the set of the morning maneuvering to the beach.

The big story of the morning was newcomer and quarterfinal heat winner Natasha Overin, at the age of 15 she is showing the girls that she has a huge future in the sport. The action did not stop there as the Men’s Pro Final was next.

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