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.

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

Harley Ward: a Shipstern Bluff connoisseur | Photo: Geoff Swan

Do you consider yourself a successful barrel rider? Remember that the party isn't over till Harley Ward finishes his things.

"This was the funnest morning ever!" reveals the Shipstern Bluff connoisseur. And you can easily confirm his words. In "One Lucky Day," Ward never wets his hair in the cavernous Tasmanian tubes.

Midway through the insane video you yell "Stop the madness!" But he won't stop. One wave after another, the tallest bodyboarder in the region keeps defying the liquid monster.

Read more ...