Sintra will hold an IBA DKWT event in 2009

The Sintra Portugal Pro will now be offering US$5000 for the first International event on the 2009 IBA DKWT (Drop-Knee World Tour).

Last year Dave Hubbard (Hawaii) had to hold off a determined Ardiel Jiminez (Canary Islands) to be crowned World Champion and this year the action is assured to be better than ever.

The next event on the DKWT will be Ferrol.

Peruvian Inka Challenge

Everything is ready for the 4th stop of the IBA World tour event that will take place for the first time in Peru.  The best bodyboarders will fight for a $20.000 dollars purse and 1000 points in the 2009 world ranking.

Most of the riders came to Peru before the opening date, to surf the awesome waves that the Peru Shoreline has to offer.  Ryan Hardy and Chad Jackson were the first international riders that came to Peru.

Ryan explained why he came so early “ I wanted to adapt my body to the food and also the waves.  I’ve surfed two consecutive days in Chilca with 8 feet solid sets.  It will be really nice to compete in that kind of wave.” Said the 2009 Pipeline winner.
Chad Jackson was the first victim of Chilca. He got wiped out by the wave and creased his board in a way that the deck split wide open and exposed the core.

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Soldiers Beach Pro

Port Mcquarie bodyboarder Jones Russell has taken out the Soldiers beach Pro in fun sized waves yesterday.

"Jonesy" defeated Corey McLean, Max Arent and Michael Novy in the 25 minute final.

Yeh, I'm stoked!! I don't really know what else to say said Jones.

The Pro DK was won by Jon Cappilli also from Port. "I am buzzing over this win. This is awesome!! I have never won a Pro event so I am loving life" said Jon.

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