Jason Bitzer

Sport Chalet and the United States Bodyboard Association (USBA) are kicking off the 2009 Bodyglove USBA Grand Slam Tour at the Sport Chalet US Open of Bodyboarding in Huntington Beach, California, on May 23rd.

Sport Chalet was a sponsor in the 2008 USBA tour and continues to ride the waves this year with the USBA.

Bodyboarding fans are invited to meet some of the world's best riders including Dave and Jeff Hubbard, Jonah and Jacob Romero, Spencer Skipper, Jason Bitzer, Eddie Solomon, Ross McBride, Jeremy Wright and many more at a kick-off autograph signing event on May 22nd, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at the Huntington Beach Sport Chalet, located at 16242 Beach Boulevard.

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Emma Cobb

WBA event two was held at beautiful Whaley Beach on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. We were greeted with sunshine and clean 2-3ft swell lines rolling in. Also there to greet us were a crew of more than twenty fluoro coloured girls ready to join in the fun!

Nearly everyone had dressed in the tight and bright theme, with some especially crazy outfits from Zoe, Julia, Cobber, Karleah, Em Roby, and Farmer Flare.

We quickly set up the tent and equipment, and while the A division got ready to surf their first heats, a few of the girls paddled out for a fun free surf, some still wearing their outfits. Classic!

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UK Bodyboarding Tour

The BBC is pleased to announce that two members have been provisionally co-opted to the managing committee. Alex Ledbrooke joins as Treasurer, to take over from the outgoing Rob Muscutt (who remains on the committee in a non-portfolio capacity).

Sam Perry joins to strengthen the competition organisation team. Both will stand to have their positions ratified at the next AGM.

Most members will know Sam and/or Alex, and both bring a wealth of bodyboarding experience and enthusiasm to the committee.

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