UK bodyboarding: new dates, new faces

The British Bodyboard Club are pleased to announce that 2 additional members have been co-opted onto its management committee. Aiden Salmon and Jon Dale join in a non-portfolio capacity.

Secretary Matt Hawken confirmed that the two Newquay based spongers bring a wealth of experience in different areas to the committee.

He said “Aiden is an experienced competitor being the former British Drop Knee champion, and works alongside Rob Barber in coaching and developing young rider; whilst Jon has a background in hospitality management which will be an asset at the events we run”.

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Alex Halsey: the photo op scenario

Nomad Bodyboards is proud to announce the signing of rising star Alex Halsey.

Nomad co-founder Shane Britten said of the signing, “Alex really represents the next wave of young riders who are combining power to their tech riding.

Ever since seeing his section in Pastiche he has been someone we have been interested in working with, and I think his age and style will add a different dynamic and perspective to the FSD”.

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Alex Halsey: a shy winner

For the second consecutive year the opening event of the EBB WA State Bodyboard Series has been blessed with ideal conditions and pumping surf. WA’s best bodyboarders battled it out over the weekend at one Australia’s most notorious locations, the Mandurah Wedge. In what is fast becoming a breeding ground for future talent, the EBB WA State Series showcased some extraordinary performances in bone rattling waves.

After its inception in 2008, Mandurah Wedge has become the perfect location to test not only the skill of the competitors but also their courage levels, as waves in the 3-4 feet range pounded the rocky break wall all weekend.

The hopes of over 80 competitors were rewarded with clean winds and a building swell, which meant Saturday’s preliminary heats were only a warm up for Sunday’s finals action. The new generation of WA bodyboarding brought added flair and enthusiasm, increasing the level of competition and providing inspiring entertainment for those lining the rocks at the Wedge.

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