James Kates signs to HB Australia

South Coast shredder, James Kates, has recently put pen to paper and the joined the HB Freedom Projekt Team.

The announcement was made through the HB Australia's Twitter page, available at http://twitter.com/hbaust .

Katesy is stoked to onboard HB's new 2010 range.

SOURCE: HB Australia

Brett Young Memorial Trials 

Attention all bodyboarders wishing to compete in an event with ‘POWER’. This year’s Emerald Surf City Brett Young Memorial Trials looks set to get underway this Sunday (5th July) with swell forecasts predicting a solid 2-3m South swell to rumble the N.S.W East Coast.

On hand will be some of the world’s most talented bodyboarders fighting their way through a maximum of four heats to reach the final and a spot into The 2009 Nomad Shark Island Challenge. The lucky four competitors who place 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th will meet up with the 16 invited bodyboarders for their chance at the $10,000 ‘Winner Takes All’ format.

Limited Edition Fins will be hosting the official webcast for the Nomad Shark Island Challenge. The broadcasting of the event will include webcasts of both the Emerald Surf City Brett Young Memorial Trials (mentioned above) and the main event, which will be held on the best day of surf between the 7th -27th of July.

To keep up-to-date with all the news regarding the event you can also join the Limited Edition Twitter alerts or the Riptide Twitter. They'll have constant updates right up to the event, they'll give you an alert the day the SIC will happen so you can either get to Cronulla to watch it or view it on the webcast and the Twitter will also provide live heat commentary during the event. Do you need any more reasons to sign-up?


2009 BIA Zuma Beach Contest 

If you didn’t make the drive to Zuma... you missed out!

Summer is here and evident with warm water and literally all day barrels. Surf was two to three foot and glassy and the set of the day came through in the Female semi finals.  The girls were all over  it.

Highlights of the day include the Pro Open and Drew Erichson barely edging out the smooth moves from Claudia Castello in a close 1 point seperated heat. Claudia did win the Female division, and more of the older guard was represented by Team Madrid who laid it down in the Masters with Bob Forbes taking 1st and Tom Prince 2nd.

Other notables from the day include Dylan Digiacomo making the finals in three divisions AA, Youth and winning AAA. Mike Glezos won DK , Dusty Brizzolara won Mens, Ryley Colle won AA and Nick Borgens won Juniors.

In the pros, Joe Grodzen barely beat Wally Sani to take Pro DK.