Constantine Bay: the water may be cold

The 2011 British Bodyboard Club Tour is near the end, with only two bodyboarding contests to be run in the land of Her Majesty The Queen.

The Pit/NMD North Kernow Challenge will be surfed, between 24th-25th September, at Constantine Bay. This is the first time the BBC has run an event at Constantine.

“We haven’t got the luxury of a 10-day waiting period but with both days of the weekend available we’ll go with the best day for bodyboarding”, reveals Alex Ledbrooke, from the BBC.

Hot on the tail of the Constantine event is the Bodyboard HQ British Nationals, at Porthtowan, over the weekend of 8th-9th October. The traditional culmination of the competition season will see the biggest competitor crowd of the year meet for the Nationals, in what should again be a hotly contested weekend.

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Bunker Bay: we lost another friend

A bodyboarder has lost his life in a shark attack at Boneyards break, Bunker Bay, Western Australia. Kyle Burden was a passionate rider and an ocean lover.

"Whenever we would talk and I would ask him how he was doing he would say 'Living the dream mum, living the dream'", said his mother Sharon Burden. Kyle had moved from Sydney to WA's Margaret River region in order to live the surfing lifestyle.

The shark bit a large part of his lower body and Kyle couldn't resist the severe wounds. A fellow surfer brought his body to shore. The beach was closed and re-opened a few hours later.

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Alex Uranga: double hang winner

Alex Uranga has conquered the 2011 Sportzone Surfusiom, in Doniños Beach, Spain. The bodyboarder from the Basque Country defeated Yeary Martinez in an exciting final, held in clean 4-6 feet waves.

Waves were pumping rider's nerves and the crowd out in the beach. The event got underway after a solid swell blessed the Spanish region of Ferrol, in the north of the country. Watch the final day highlights.

In the Drop Knee, the usual suspect took top honours. Damian King, regarded as one the best DK rider in the world, won the event.

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