- 26 November 2008 | Bodyboarding
It’s been four years since Damian King released ‘the Joker’. ‘The Joker’ was a movie that had such an impact, and was always going to be hard to match.
“I didn’t want to rush into a sequel and produce something I wasn’t happy with” Kingy said. That said King has spent his time patiently working on 'The Joker II', getting this film to a level he is happy with.
“Finally the Joker II is ready and I can’t wait for people to see it. It’s completely different to the first one, but very similar in a lot of ways as well.
- 24 November 2008 | Bodyboarding
Manuel Centeno is the new 2008 European Tour of Bodyboard champion.
The portuguese bodyboarder confirmed the title in the last stage, held in Playa de Socorro, Tenerife, Canarias, Spain.
Centeno conquered his third ETB title after having won in 2001 and 2006.
Final Results - 5th ETB 2008 stage:
1st – Edey Martin (Espanha)
2nd – Hugo Pinheiro (Portugal)
3rd – João Pinheiro (Portugal)
4th – Alberto Lopes (Espanha)
- 18 November 2008 | Bodyboarding
The final day of the 2008 Sport Chalet Pro saw a different side of Salt Creek! The perfect weather and surf of the day prior switched into a 4 to 5 Californian wind squall. With eight hours of competition left to be run the riders hit the water at 8 am sharp!
Major standouts where California’s own Jeremy Wright who was on a consistent roll from day one all the way to the final. Other Cali hopefuls such as Nelz Velicido and Ross McBride had bowed out in the quarters due to the trying conditions.
Jeff Hubbard had the highest score of the day in his quarterfinal heat with a roll to barrel to ars that was the highlight of the day’s actions. Jeff in true Champion form continued his domination on into the finals.
The women’s division saw Vikki Gleason coming back to the competition for her first contest in over seven years for an outstanding performance that landed her in the final. Also Claudia Ferrari & Leila Ali our two USBA Women's Champion hopefuls also had great performances, which landed then in the finals. Monica Delamore who was in title contention for the Sport Chalet CA regional tour also made the final with a consistent effort throughout the entire competition!
As the long day of competition progressed it was the amateur’s turn to deal with the now harsh 4 to 6 ft storm surf!
New comers to the CA Sport Chalet/USBA venues such as Jay Uehara and Alex Brown had a great first experience with solid combinations throughout the remaining rounds. Also Dilan Druz and Travis Smith our two contenders for the USBA AM national title both fell victim to back to back to back heats as they progressed through the 13 to 18 and Open Amateur divisions. Both competitors managed to make the finals and where equally exhausted at days end. Hawaiian Reis Yonoheiro all though not in the title race for the Amateur Open title was putting it all on the line with solid performances heat after heat and took home the win for his first for the year!