Monday, May 24, 2010

Arica 2010 Video: Day 6

Dave Winchester wins Arica Challenge 2010

Australian Dave Winchester was crowned champion of the Arica Chilean Challenge 2010 on Sunday. With a sensational performance Dave beat Amaury Laverhne, capturing his first victory on IBA World Tour. With a perfect 10 and 9.75, Dave was almost unbeatable, scoring 19.75 points out of possible 20 and picking up 2000 points on IBA World Ranking in the process.

Final day conditions were perfect with 6-8 feet waves. In the last heat of ACC 2010 Dave showed all of his style & power. On his second wave, Dave did a huge aerial reverse that earned him 9.75 of the judges, leaving Amaury in combination situation. However, the best was yet to come.

"Last year I was third and I want to win here. This is my first victory on tour and this is very special. I was competing like it was a free surf. I missed the first event in Pipeline, which was also a Grand Slam, so now I'll have to run to enter in title race", said Winchester. 

In second place Amaury Lavehrne received 1720 points and still in first position on IBA World Ranking. This was Amaury´s second final in a Grand Slam event in 2010.

Now we're heading for Peru!

Looking forward to it!

Source: IBA World Tour

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Buzios Day 3

The big stories, though, for round four of the men’s pro division were Jared Houston (SAF) and 2x world champion Damian King (AUS). In heat five of round four, Jared Houston was sitting third in his heat and facing elimination. With less than a minute remaining, Jared scored a 7.25 propelling him into the lead as well as into the next round! The first major upset of the day would come two heats later, in heat seven, when Damian King was eliminated from competition by the three Brazilians in his heat.

BUZIOS ROUND 4 from Paipo Bodyboarding on Vimeo.

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Buzios 2010 Round 1 Video

BUZIOS ROUND 01 from Paipo Bodyboarding on Vimeo.

This is the Video of Round 1 at Buzios 2010,Enjoy!!!

Kingy wins Soldiers Beach Pro 2010

International Bodyboarding has made a massive return to Australia for the Soldiers Beach Pro Presented by Beachin-Surf. The event was the first IBA sanctioned event for nearly three years after the Human Shark Island Challenge dropped off the circuit in 2008. The final was two times World Champion Damian King from Australia (Port Macquarie) versus the up and coming South African Jared Houston. Both King and Houston have been in phenomenal form so far in 2010 with both making it through to the Pipeline Pro final in February. In Kings road to the top he knocked out the following riders, Ryan Hardy, Mark Parsons, Jorge Colomer, Joe Clarke and Michael Novy. Whilst Houston's scalps included Ben Player, Nathan Branch, Dan Worsley, Sam Bennett and Amaury Laverhne. As expected both King and Houston came out firing, both launching into waves in the opening seconds of the heat. King took the early lead with a 6.60, however Houston came back with a quick 5.17 and 6.63. The lead changed back and forth right through out the first fifteen minutes of the final, with a barrage of Air Rolls Spins and flips from both the Aussie and South African. However, Kings experience with using the priority system as conditions slowed down in the back fifteen minutes saw him eventually taking him the final, by a mere .67 points. King put together a combined wave total of 12.77 over Jared Houston's 12.10. "I am feeling really good, it wasn't the action packed final that I was hoping for but I am still stoked" said Damian. "I just had to play a smart heat to beat Jared today. Damian has just returned to competitive bodyboarding in the past twelve months after taking a well deserved break, but admits it has been a tough road back to the top. "I didn't think that I was going to win the event today, Jared has been surfing really well. "A few years ago I was just 'competitioned out', but with the help of some new and better sponsorship deals I have been able to get right back into it. "I really want to give a massive shout out to Jared, twelve months ago I hadn't heard of him and now he's coming second in world tour events". The second for Houston backs up his third place at Pipeline, putting him in a prime position to take a shot at the 2010 World Title. "I am feeling really good. I am so stoked to be in the third final this year and I hope to keep it up in the next South American leg of the tour". Said Jared "My equipment at the moment is really good so I am feeling really confident for the next part of the tour. Hopefully I can do well in Brazil, Chile and Peru". Finishing in equal third place were Amaury Laverhne of the Reunion Islands and Michael Novy of Australia. Amaury was pleased with the result as he sets up his 2010 World Title campaign. "I am actually really happy with this result, my main aim going into this competition was to make the semi finals". Said Amaury. "I was feeling really relaxed in my last heat, however I stupidly lost priority twice and Jared was surfing really well so it wasn't the time to be making mistakes". International General Manager Terry McKenna was ecstatic with the result and welcomes international bodyboarding back to Australia. "This event has been the perfect platform for the IBA to re-launch in Australia". Said McKenna "We look forward to being back in the Wyong Shire for the event next year, plus we are currently in negotiations with local governments around Australia to secure a Grand Slam event in one of Australia's many waves of consequence". The event has been made possible with thanks to the Wyong Shire Council, Beachin-Surf, Star 104.5 FM, Dunes, Chico, Rebel Sport, RAW, IBA, The Beachcomber Hotel and The Greater Toukley Vision. RESULTS QUARTER FINAL 1 Amaury Laverhne (REU) 12.70 DEFEATED Chad Jackson (AUS) 12.40 QUARTER FINAL 2 Jared Houston (SAF) 14.07 DEFEATED Sam Bennett (AUS) 13.00 QUARTER FINAL 3 Damian King (AUS) 13.10 DEFEATED Joe Clarke (AUS) 12.30 QUARTER FINAL 4 Michael Novy (AUS) 13.44 DEFEATED Jones Russell (AUS) 11.04 SEMI FINAL 1 Jared Houston (SAF) 14.80 DEFEATED Amaury Laverhne (AUS) 13.47 SEMI FINAL 2 Damian King (AUD) 12.20 DEFEATED Michael Novy (AUS) 11.70 FINAL PRO MENS Damian King (AUD) 12.77 DEFEATED Jared Houston (SAF) 12.10 REBEL SPORT PRO TOUR RESULTS PRO WOMENS 1st Place Lily Pollard 12.80, 2nd Place Nicole Fleming 9.86, 3rd Kaitlin Murphy 8.37 4th Jane Keel 7.80 PRO DK 1st Place Grant Malony 15.30, 2nd Place Gal Larar 10.50, 3rd Jon Capilli 10.50, 4th Glenn Sullivan 8.23 Source: IBA world tour