Bodyboard training

The 2009 SEP camp is fast approaching (November 3rd-6th) and if you are interested in taking your riding to the next level then this is for you.

Its an intensive 4 day live in camp that focuses on all aspects of elite competition including fitness testing and instruction, Heat drills and competition tactics, sports phyc sessions that train you how to think in competition.

Pool/Beach sessions with Ocen coach Trevor Hendy. All in amazing accommodation with meals provided. Cost is $775 with all training, food and accom included.

The final selection for the 2009 SEP camp scholarships has been made. Nicole Fleming (TAS), Thorpe Waluew (Qld) Josh Garner (WA), Chase O’Leary (NSW) and Charlie Holt (NSW) will all have their all expenses paid for by the Australian Sports commission and Surfing Australia.

Old Bar Festival

The Old Bar festival was a major success and has set the platform for many years to come.

Newcastle's Jimmy Lear was the biggest winner of the day defeating Sam Bennett, Marshal Watson and Grahame Kellner in the final.

He showed his versalitity by winning the DK and scoring the award for the best move of the day.

Nicole Flemming won the women's, Kiryn Schuck won the cadets and Charlie Holt won the juniors.

Thanks to Grand Flavour, Low Pressure, Old Bar festival and all the supporting sponsors as well as Melynne Rosemond for a great day!!

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Eder Luciano

Eder Luciano and Jessica Becker have won the 2009 Búzios Bodyboarding, in Brazil.

The 11th stage of the 2009 IBA World Tour was a hard fought battle for the best waves. In the semi final, Eder Luciano defeated Mike Stewart, while Erisberto Abrantes took over fellow Brazilian mate Guilherme Tâmega.

Everybody was expecting the historical Stewart VS Tâmega final, but the underdogs took the show. The final was pretty tough but Eder Luciano managed to get a 8 and 8,75 score to win the bodyboarding event.

Jessica Becker beat Joselaine Amorim and is now near the top of the rankings. Jeff Hubbard is still leading the 2009 IBA World Tour as the pro bodyboarders head for the final and decisive leg - the Confital Pro in the Canary Islands

Men's Final:

#1 – Eder Luciano (BRA) 16,75 x 13,50 Erisberto Abrantes (BRA)

Women's Final

#1 – Jessica Becker (BRA) 15,25 x 13,50 Joselaine Amorim (BRA)

IBA World Tour -  Men's Ranking

1 – Jeff Hubbard (HAV) – 6220 points
2 – Dave Winchester (AUS) – 5660 points
3 – Ryan Hardy (AUS) – 5630 points
4 – Mike Stewart (HAV) – 5333 points
5 – Guilherme Tâmega (BRA) – 5260 points
6 – Pierre Louis Costes (FRA) – 5050 points
7 – Amaury Lavehrne (REUN) – 4970 points
8 – Ben Player (AUS) – 4460 points
9 – Mark McCarthy (AFS) 4440 points
10 – Uri Valadão (BRA) – 4277 points

IBA World Tour -  Women's Ranking

1 – Neymara Carvalho (BRA) – 5240 points
2 – Eunate Aguirre (EUK) – 5225 points
3 – Jessica Becker (BRA) – 5015 points
4 – Luz Marie Perez (PRC) – 4385 points
5 – Isabela Sousa (BRA) – 4350 points
6 – Catarina Sousa (POR) – 4190 points
7 – Rita Pires (POR) – 3965 points
8 – Natasha Sagardia (PRC) – 3495 points
9 – Lummar Guittard (VEN) – 3005 points
10 – Izamar Vivas (VEN) – 2850 points