Monday, August 6, 2012

CURRENT EVENTS: Bodyboarding News

CURRENT EVENTS: Bodyboarding News

SCION TO SPONSOR LOCAL NEW JERSEY WILD CARD FOR USBA JENKS PRO



  Scion Motors, the title sponsor for the 2012 USBA Scion Jenks Pro (Sept. 1st-10th in Pt. Pleasant, NJ) has agreed to sponsor a local New Jersey bodyboarder to be a "Wild Card" entry for this year's event.  This lucky rider will be voted in by you, the bodyboarding community, through the USBA website.  The eligible riders are Chris Schlegel, Sean Morin, Chuck Guarino, Mike Murphy, Chris Dettlinger, and Tim Tilton.  Be sure to visit the link below and vote today!

http://www.usbatour.com/which-jenks-local-should-scion-sponsor

Stay tuned to BODYBOARDING 101 and www.usbatour.com to find out who the lucky winner of this unique opportunity will be!


SCIENCE BODYBOARDS ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF TREVOR KAM SIGNATURE MODEL



  Science Bodyboards has proudly announced the release of it's new signature model for young Hawaiian ripper Trevor Kam.  Boards are in stock now so check with your favorite bodyboard shop or online bodyboard retailer to get your hands on Trevor's new board.  Also, be sure to check out www.mikestewart.com and Science Hawaii Bodyboards on Facebook for more information.


AUSTRALIAN DAMIEN MARTIN BACK IN THE WATER AFTER SPINAL CHORD INJURY



  Two months ago, Australian bodyboarder Damien Martin fractured six vertebrae during a wipeout at Bawley Point ( a reefbreak known for its dangerously shallow water and heavy barrels).  After eight weeks, of recovery Damien has been cleared by his doctors to go back out in the water.  Martin was quoted on the Nomad Bodyboards Facebook page as saying, "Just got the all clear to pull into big pits and do twirly-whirls in the air,"  For more information on his injury, be sure to click on the link below and read the article from his local newspaper, The Ulladulla Times:

http://www.ulladullatimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/bodyboarder-is-back-home/2597029.aspx

Also, be sure to visit www.nomad.com.au for more information.


JAPANESE BODYBOARDING LEGEND AOI KOIKE GETS MARRIED



  Japanese bodyboarder Aoi Koike married her fiance Wa Chin last week.  Congradulations, Aoi!  私は、あなたとあなたの新しい夫が一緒に幸福の寿命を共有することを望みます!


 That's the news for this week.  If you have any news or competiton results from the world of bodyboarding that you feel are newsworthy, feel free to email them to me at atimeforaction@gmail.com and they just might make it into CURRENT EVENTS here at BODYBOARDING 101.  Catch you next time around...YEEEWWW!!!

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