IBA Pipeline

The 2010 IBA World Men’s Tour will launch in February when the first Grand Slam gets underway at Pipeline in Hawaii with the Turbo Bodyboards Pipe Pro.

Pipe has long been the holy grail of International bodyboarding and a massive rollup of the worlds best is expected for the event.

Once again Turbo Bodyboards will sponsor the Grand Slam contest and IBA general manager Terry McKenna is very happy to have them committed again.

“The guys at Turbo have a great understanding of the big picture and since day 1 they have been forthcoming with support on all levels of the sport” said Mckenna.

“They are a hardcore company with a rich history and a team of staunch supporters so we couldn’t be happier that they are back in 2010”


Girls Go Bodyboarding Day

The inaugural SDS/Milkshakes Girls Go Bodyboarding Day is going to be held at North Cronulla, NSW, on January 16th 2010.

Girls and ladies of all ages are welcome to come along and have a go at bodyboarding! And guys, now's the time to get your girlfriend/sister/ daughter/mum into bodyboarding too!

With thanks to Surf Dive N Ski, Milkshakes, and Surfing Cronulla Surf School, it’s only $20 to join us for a lesson with Cronulla’s best coaches, and the chance to win some awesome prizes on the day!

You will also be able to meet Milkshakes team riders Emma Roby, Kaitlin Murphy and Lilly Pollard, plus a host of other top Aussie female bodyboarders on the day.

Location: Please meet at 9.00am, North Cronulla Surf Club, January 16th. We will expect to finish by approx 1.00pm.

Medical forms will need to be filled out on the day. And all participants are required to be able to swim 100m.

Mark Parsons

Central Coaster Mark Parsons won the first leg of the 2009 RAW Pro Juniors summer series today in fun 1metre waves in Newcastle.

He surfed a flawless final to win ahead of the Port McQuarie trio of Sam Bennett, Charlie Holt and Chase O’Leary.

“ I’m stoked” said Parsons.

“ The surf was fun today and my strategy of waiting for the best waves paid off” Parsons used the same game-plan for each of the five heats he surfed. Wait for the biggest and best waves and don’t take anything substandard.

It paid off big time and Parsons netted a return ticket to Hawaii for his troubles to surf in the first event on the IBA World Tour at Pipeline in Febuary.