Scott Arena: he dominated the DK division | Photo: Ethan Smith/Surfing NSW

Jack Harries has won the Open Men's division of the 2015 NSW Bodyboard State Titles, held at Box Beach.

Despite the small two-foot waves, Jack Harries from Avoca showed a variety of innovative maneuvers to defeat fellow Central Coasters Jake Gibson, Lucas Magoney and local surfer Anthony Thurlow.

After nearly missing out on his Open Mens Drop Knee semi-final due to a late arrival, Aaron Glossop managed to take out the coveted final for a series of powerful turns. The southern Sydney surfer posted a heat total of 11.16 to get the edge over Mathew Sullivan, who claimed second position.

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Kyle Ward: surprise, surprise | Photo: Surfing WA/Woolacott

Kyle Ward conquered the Yallingup stage of the 2015 SunSmart WA Bodyboard Titles. The rider from Joondalup excelled in the Open Men's division.

Almost 70 riders entered the opening event of the Western Australian bodyboarding circuit, held in two different, yet exciting venues - a shallow reef break (Mousetraps) on the first day, and then an open beach (Smiths Beach).

In the blue ribbon Open Men's final, Ward showed he can mix it with the best and defeated current Open Men's National Champion Ben Veitch, international phenomenon Lewy Finnegan, and former WA State Champion Jake Metcalfe.

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Davis Blackwell: eyeing the Open Men division | Photo: Surfing WA/Woolacott

Western Australia is ready for the opening event of the 2015 SunSmart WA Bodyboard Titles. The stage is set at Smith's Reef, in Yallingup.

The three-event series will kick off with bodyboarders competing across eight separate divisions. After Yallingup, the circuit will travel to Mandurah and the Perth prior to the National Titles in August.

"Yallingup has hosted plenty of amazing events over the years and we're excited to utilise the powerful breaks in the area. The forecast is looking positive for the weekend, so we're expecting to see some great action," underlines Justin Majeks, event manager at Surfing Western Australia.

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