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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Nick Perry

Pride Bodyboards would like to announce the signing of northern beaches local and the ‘really, really, really good looking’ Nick Perry.

Commonly known as ‘Pedro Linguisey’, Nick has been on a mission this winter both up and down the coast, competing on the Aussie Tour as well as clocking up the frequent flyers chasing swells. We got a few quick words off the man after an epic session down the south coast.

‘I have been riding the new boards for the last 3 weeks down the south coast and I was blown away! The ride and quality far surpassed my expectations!

Pedro joins one of the strongest youth teams in Australia with the likes of Sam Bennett, Mitch Woodland, Cade Sharp, Ben Veitch, Shaun Pyne and Jimmy Williamson.

‘I am stoked to be involved with Pride. The team of riders has so many different personalities and they are all in it to push the sport as far as it can go…. coupled with the support behind them… yeah, i am stoked! These guys will be the future... no doubt’.

2009 Soldiers Beach Pro

The forth event on the 2009 Rebel Sport Pro Tour got underway today in clean 2-3 feet surf and the locals showed that a home court is an advantage.

Simon Cowan and Shaun Pettersen (Norah Head) were both convincing winners posting scores in the high 8 range.

“Yeh, the waves were good but selecting the best ones is always hard when you have four guys all scrambling for them” said Pettersen.

“I’m glad to get the first one out of the way. Its always a mental barrier for me and even though its my home beach its actually more pressure because my friends and family can come and watch, adding a bit more pressure than normal” admitted Cowan.

Other standout’s from day one included Ashley Bryant (Gold Coast) and Dallas Singer (Newcastle). The Soldiers beach Pro will continue on Saturday when the Top 16 seeds take on the qualifiers.

Number one seed Joe Clarke (Gold Coast) looked impressive in the warm-up session and said that the venue is perfect for competition.

“This beach pumps!! The way that the contest is elevated gives you a great vantage point for spectating and the peaky nature of the wave allows for some high performance moves” said Clarke.

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