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January 17, 2017

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GOOD EARTH - WEST OZ PRO 3rd -5th FEB Mandurah WA

Its back.............Back again.......... the ABA Tour is coming back to one of WA's best bodyboarding waves. WA's coastline is littered with wedges and reef breaks that will make any hardened bodyboarder weak at the knees. Mandurah Wedge is one of these spots and the ABA Tour along with Surfing WA State Rounds are coming to town in the first week of February. 

Ryan Hardy "Mid Flight" Pic Chris Gurney

Having missed WA in 2016 the ABA Tour has promised to come back bigger and better on the weekend of the 3rd to 5th of February and we are frothing so hard here at GE to be able to throw our support behind such an event.

2015's event saw a number of WA's best bodyboarder's show case there abilities and skills at the notorious wedge. A number a lesser known lads but still absolute chargers in their own right, James Walsh to name one, made it through the quarters and even another Jake Metcalfe, made semis, all involved put it to those Pros that made the trip over. In the end WA bodyboarding's big gun Ryan Hardy ended up taking it out in a close and tight tussle. 

Whilst we all wait for who will be venturing over to the West this time to compete,we can be assured either way that it will be an event not to miss.

Entries are now open for both the West Oz Pro HERE IS LINK (copy and paste it in your browser) - http://www.abatour.com.au/west-oz-pro-3/</p>

and the Surfing WA State Rounds Number 1 HERE IS LINK (copy and paste it in your browser)  - https://www.surfingaustralia.com/states/wa/events/2017-sunsmart-wa-bodyboard-titles-rnd-number-1-mandurah

 

All of us here at Good Earth Surf Shop encourage everyone young and old to get involved in this event and weekend. If your keen to compete, but not at a pro level, that is great and there is a spot for you somewhere with plenty of divisions on the SWA state rounds to get on board with, from U/12's to over 45's they got you covered.

If your not competing get along as there will be plenty happening with presenting sponsor Bali Bodyboarding holding free coaching sessions all weekend, pro meet and greet, Good Earth Pop Up Shop, food and lots and lots and lots of sick action in the water!!! MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED

See you there......... remember Friday 3rd Feb to Sunday 5th of Feb Mandurah Wedge

YEW!

December 13, 2016

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WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE FULL CLIP

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE FULL CLIP.............................its taken a little while to get sorted but here ya go. First trip to the jungle was a brilliant. Thanks to Kim Feast for the edit, Jerfi and is family from Prapto Homestay for their hospitality and all the crew that came along and that we met there who made this a trip of a lifetime....... Also thanks to Velvet Ocean Photography -Ez and Baldy.............YEWWWWWWW

December 10, 2016

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MovementMag Issue 8 Hardy cover story

Movement Mag Issue 8, 2005

This is a story about the moment where this cover shot very nearly didn't happen...

It was probably the best day of surf I've had at this deep south, West Australian reef.  Perfect all day offshore, groomed 8-10ft swell and just our tight crew that motored out there this particular day in May 2005 including myself, Chad Jackson, Dave Winchester, Sean Virtue, Brad Hughes and Chris White videoing, Toinzy (Phil Gallagher - Aquatech Imaging Solutions) was shooting.  At around 2pm following an incredible morning session, we decided to check a nearby slab and myself, Winchester, Virtue, Hughes and Chaddy J did a rock/scissors/paper game to see who'd stay and shoot with Toinzy, while the rest went on a recon mission.  I lost the game and was a bit gutted at missing the chance to check a nearby unsurfed monster slab.  On cue, as the human sacrifice ski crew motored off into the distance, a perfect set stormed my way and with Toinzy yelling from the channel I had no option but to put my head down and charge this glassy, double up beast! The 8ft wave drained really hard off the reef and I struggled to hold a clean line in the barrel after an intense freefall.  I managed to hold it together through a wide open pit and I could see Toinzy in the perfect spot up near the lip on the shoulder...what a link up!  I came out after the spit and let out a big hoot as I pulled off the wave hoping to see the same reaction from Toinzy, but he was GONE!! A tomb-stoning board in the impact zone alerted me to the fact that he had been too close to the barrel and had got sucked over and he was now getting obliterated! I raced in towards him and was relieved to see him eventually surface, but there was angst in his face and I immediately thought he was injured..."You OK Toinzy?!" I yelled, "Nah mate, I lost my housing, FUCK!" Shit!! We frantically looked for it in the impact zone for 15minutes with no success, then Toinzy decided he'd scout the inshore shoreline and I'd check out the peak zone in case it had drifted out.  Sure enough as I neared the lineup I saw a red housing bobbing right near the peak about 50metres away with a big set approaching..."TOINZYYYY!!!" I screamed, but he was too far away and couldn't hear me so I sprinted towards the red housing.  The housing just made it over the lip of the first wave of an 8footer and my legs and arms were burning as I scrambled to get to it before the 2nd bigger wave of the set honed in on it, but it was too late.  I watched in horror as the red housing went over in the lip of a 10ft beast, 2metres away from my outstretched arm. So close!  I was devestated - Photos of my best wave all day and my mates camera, both GONE! I scouted the impact zone for 20minutes with no luck.  I eventually did the long paddle in to the beach because I could see Toinzy desperately scrounging the beach for any sign of his camera.  I eventually got to the beach and made my way towards Toinzy and I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw he had his red housing in his hands!! We laughed and hooted hysterically and he told me how he'd mentally hit rock bottom and had been crying on the beach when he'd looked up and saw his red housing floating towards some inshore rocks (the set where I saw it get sucked over in the lip had washed it in towards shore!).  In a frantic effort, he had got to it in time to save it from being bashed against the rocks and the Movement Issue 8 cover that nearly never was, lived to tell it's tale.

- Ryan Hardy

 

Link below to purchase the NEWEST 'Return of Movement' Issue, psyched!! 

http://goodearthsurfshop.com/collections/accessories/products/movement-mag-issue-42-the-return-of-movement

October 28, 2016

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2016 Indo Teaser

With bags packed with some boards, fins, shorts, tees and a rashie. A few crew from the GE team ventured out on its travels to explore the most documented bay in Java, Indonesia.

Watukurang is a great little village and the waves.....well its raved about and there is good reason why. What more could you want a left and a right reef break. All day waves. 

Whilst getting there wasn't as much a mission as some other well known spots it definitely made the start to our adventures interesting. Leaving a miserable winters day behind in Perth and getting aboard the plane was the first step to starting off better than last years team trip (expired passport causing some annoyance in 2015). All the crew rocked up well before they needed, all though a bit tired, they were all excited of what could lay ahead them. The 3 and a 1/2 hour flight felt like nothing and before we knew it we were in Denpasar. Luggage in hand we trekked over to the Domestic Airport. More check-ins and baggage scans faced us once more but unfazed we continued on until we reached the food hall. First feeds of Nasi Goreng Ayam and Mie Goreng were demolished and we sat patiently for the next flight a few of the boys with Bintangs in hand.

Another short domestic flight and then the fun began again as cars were loaded to the brink of collapse, feeds at dodgy Warungs, narrow steep roads and stories flowed until we made it. Seeing the Prapto sign was an immeasureable pleasure. We got our rooms and ditched our bags then walked down the dark moon lit path to see what lay before us. Of course more darkness, but the very unforgettable sound of crashing waves...

then next morning we woke to this......... Here is the teaser full clip to drop soon.

 

Welcome to the Jungle from Good Earth Surf Shop on Vimeo.

 

 

July 01, 2016

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Round 2 to complete and Round 3 WA Sunsmart Bodyboard Titles

Event Media Release & Hi-Res Digital Image from Surfing Western Australia:
SunSmart WA Bodyboard Titles Presented By Good Earth - Round 3 - Trigg
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WA BODYBOARDERS SET TO BATTLE FOR STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES IN PERTH

Complimentary Image: Margaret River's Lee Wilson is one of many of WA's best bodyboard talent who will converge on Perth's metropolitan beaches this weekend to compete in the final event of the SunSmart WA Bodyboard Titles presented by Good Earth. Image Credit: Surfing WA/Woolacott.
 
For Immediate Release - Bodyboarding  
 
SUNSMART WA BODYBOARD TITLES PRESENTED BY GOOD EARTH 
SUPPORTED BY #NOTXTNOWRECKS, HEALTHWAY, REEFLEX WETSUITS, 
CREATURES OF LEISURE, AXIOM, GWN7 & SURFING WA

 

DOWNLOAD ADDITIONAL IMAGES FROM THE SURFING WA GALLERY HERE
(Download additional action and lifestyle images from the SunSmart WA Bodyboard Titles 2016)
Image credit: Surfing WA/Majeks

TRIGG BEACH - WA/AUS (Friday 1st July 2016), The SunSmart WA Bodyboard Titles presented by Good Earth Surf will culminate this weekend on the Perth metropolitan beaches, with the third and final event of the series set to crown the West Australian State Champions for 2016.

Some of WA’s best bodyboarders will converge on Trigg Beach for their last chance to gain qualification for the upcoming Australian Bodyboard Titles to be held from the 11th to the 15th of August in Coffs Harbour, NSW.

The SunSmart WA Bodyboard Titles has developed into one of the most exciting event series on the Surfing WA events calendar and this weekend will be no different, with a positive surf forecast set to benefit competitors from as far a field as Geraldton and Albany.

"After great success at last years Nationals, the positions into the WA Bodyboard Team will be hotly contested this weekend," said Surfing WA events manager Justin Majeks. "The forecast is looking really good for tomorrow with light, clean winds and a moderate size swell."

Metro local Jake Metcalfe (City Beach) will be out to make the most of a home ground advantage in Perth against some top rated regional competitors; Lee Wilson (Margaret River), Noah Symmans (Albany), Lochie Breakey (Dunsborough) and Brad Harrington (Singleton), who will also be the ones to watch when competition gets underway at 8am Saturday morning.

The SunSmart WA Bodyboard Titles offers competitors a chance to compete in some of the best waves the state has to offer, whilst also mixing it up with some of the best up and coming talent in Australia.

Spectators and competitors are encouraged to interact via Instagram: Follow @surfing_wa and @goodearthsurf and use the hashtags #SunSmartSurfing and #NoTxtNoWrecks.

Surfing WA reminds all our travelling competitors of the dangers of sending a text message or using a mobile phone while behind the wheel. The #NoTxtNoWrecks message is supported by the Western Australian Government’s Road Safety Commission and the RAC.

Stay tuned to www.surfingwa.com.au for news, photos and updates relating to the event. 

About SunSmart:
“Anywhere you go UV will damage unprotected skin. And it just keeps adding up.” SunSmart is currently running a 'UV, It all adds up' campaign that seeks to remind us that overexposure to UV radiation can occur regardless of the type of outdoor activity people undertake.  It’s not just regular tanners or sunbakers who are at risk of skin cancer.  Your skin is like a memory bank — it remembers all the sunburns, all the tans and all the time you spent exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation, without sun protection.  Every time you expose your skin to UV radiation, changes take place in the structure and function of your skin cells. You can’t always see the damage, but it is irreversible and will worsen with every exposure. Over time, this skin damage can result in premature ageing, eye damage, sunspots, and at worst, skin cancer.  People are reminded to check the UV Index when they are exposing their skin to the sun and to protect themselves when the UV index is 3 or higher.  Visit myUV.com.au for your UV forecast and to download the SunSmart App.
                    
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T: +61 8 9448 0004
M: +61 411 876 224
E: justin.majeks@surfingwa.com.au

Our mailing address is:
Surfing Western Australia
P.O. Box 382
Karrinyup, 6921
WA. Australia

April 29, 2016

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Round 2 SUNSMART WA BODYBOARD TITLES PRESENTED BY GOOD EARTH

 Sat 14th May 2016 – Sun 15th May 2016

Registration Open
Fri 18th March 2016 9:00AM
entries close 11 May 2016

SUNSMART WA BODYBOARD TITLES PRESNTED BY GOOD EARTH

ROUND # 2 - YALLINGUP

The Western Australian State Bodyboarding Titles are more than just a showcase of the best amateur riders in the state, they provide a great opportunity to represent WA at a national level; a chance for the legends and up and comers of the Western Australian bodyboarding community to reunite and educate a new breed of grommets about the strong link between the sport, the culture of our nation and our relationship with the land.

West Australia has produced many high profile bodyboarders including the likes of Ryan Hardy, Sean Virtue, Brad Hughes, Joe Jordanoff, and not to mention the iconic Tension crew to name a few. The future of bodyboarding within the state is looking great, with the constant emergence of new talent and support of companies who are committed to the development of the sport at every level.

Today bodyboarding is a key facet of the national surfing scene and remains integral to both the history and traditions of the surfing culture both here in Australia and world wide. With the national titles and state competitions catering for divisions from junior through to masters, it is a unique discipline and one that has large appeal to a major cross-section of our society.

Conditions

All competitors must be current 2016 Surfing WA members to be eligible to compete.

'Under Age' Divisions - Competitors must be under the age specified as of 31st December 2016.

'Over Age' Divisions - Competitors must be of age as of 1st January 2016.

No refunds will be given within 48 hours of competition starting.

All competitors must ensure their boards meet the competitive standards outlined in the 2016 Surfing Australia rulebook.

Bodyboard competitors can compete in MULTIPLE divisions at State Titles & TWO division at National Titles.

Division Price
Over 35 Men Bodyboard $60.00
Drop Knee Bodyboard $60.00
Under 14 Boys Bodyboard $60.00
Under 16 Boys Bodyboard $60.00
Under 18 Boys Bodyboard $60.00
Under 21 Pro Junior Bodyboard $60.00
Open Women Bodyboard $60.00
Open Men Bodyboard $60.00

This event requires a current state membership.

LINK to register

https://www.surfingaustralia.com/states/wa/events/sunsmart-wa-bodyboard-titles-presented-by-good-earth-rnd-number-2

February 22, 2016

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Wrap Up 1st Round State titles Mandurah

SURFING WA MEDIA: Bodyboarders Put On A Show In Tricky Surf At SunSmart WA Bodyboard Titles
Event Media Release & Hi-Res Digital Image from Surfing Western Australia:
SUNSMART WA BODYBOARD TITLES PRESENTED BY GOOD EARTH
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Bodyboarders Put On A Show In Tricky Surf At
SunSmart WA Bodyboard Titles

Complimentary Image: Despite small surf and tricky conditions competitors like Mandurah's Ryan Hands, put on a show at the opening event of the SunSmart WA Bodyboard State Titles. Image Credit: Surfing WA/Majeks
 
For Immediate Release - Bodyboarding 

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st February 2016
 
SUNSMART WA LONGBOARD STATE TITLES PRESENTED BY GOOD EARTH 
SUPPORTED BY REEFLEX WETSUITS, CREATURES OF LEISURE,
AXIOM, HEALTHWAY, #NOTXTNOWRECKS, GWN7 & SURFING WA.
 
DOWNLOAD ADDITIONAL IMAGES FROM THE SURFING WA GALLERY HERE
(Action & lifestyle images from both days of the SunSmart WA Bodyboard Titles event in Mandurah.)
Image credit: Surfing WA/Majeks

TRIGG BEACH, WA/AUS - (Sunday 21st February 2016), The new guard of Western Australian bodyboarding was on show in Mandurah over the weekend, as the opening event of the 2016 SunSmart WA Bodyboard Titles presented by Good Earth opened with a bang!

In what has become a breeding ground for future talent, the SunSmart WA Bodyboard Titles showcased some extraordinary performances in small surf and testing conditions at the iconic Mandurah Wedge.

Riders from as far a field as Geraldton and Albany provided thrilling entertainment, with bone rattling manoeuvres and high performance action the theme of the event.

Noah Symmans (Albany) confirmed why he's the current Australian Champion, putting on an unstoppable performance to win the blue ribbon Open Men's division.

Symman's mix of critical manoeuvres above the lip and clean execution in the final, saw him take the  win with a heat high score of 7.17 (from a possible 10). Symmans was pushed all the way by a determined Ryan Hands (Mandurah) who finish in second place ahead of Kyle Ward (Joondalup) and Lee Wilson (Margaret River).

"It was hard work out there today," said Symmans. "It wasn't anywhere near as good as this place can get, but there was a couple of little wedges out there and I'm stoked to take the win."

Symmans keep his momentum rolling in the Under-21 Pro Junior division, taking victory by a narrow margin ahead of rapid improver Brad Harrington (Singleton). Just 0.53 separated Symmans and Harrington when the final siren sounded, with Kai Feodorov (Madora Bay) in third and Aaron Waters (Dunsborough) in fourth.

Proving the codes popularity across both genders, the Open Women's division made a welcome return to the SunSmart WA Bodyboard Titles for the first time in several years. 

Bronwyn Fricke (Swanbourne) used superior wave section to defeat new comers Sarah Harrem (Redcliffe) and Elisha Lucas (Bunbury) in a sea-sawing exchange.

"It was so great to be out there sharing the waves with the girls," said Fricke. "I've never surfed the Wedge before and I think I've still got a lot to learn."

Brad Harrington continued his rise up the ranks with a win in the hotly contested Under-18 Junior Boys division. Last years Under-16 State Champion looked on song all weekend, posting an excellent 8.67 (from a possible 10) for a massive roll out to the flats which gifted him with the win.

Harrington was too good for Kyle Eastcote (Binningup), Lochie Breaker (Dunsborough) and Henry Gibson (Mandurah) who finished second, third and fourth respectively.

"It was pretty hard out there, but if you found a good ramp it was sick," said Harrington. "I surf here a lot and it's always a bonus to have a win at your local."

Matt Hanks (Mandurah), provided another highlight for local riders, taking out the Under-16 Cadet Boys division. Hanks posted a combined total of 12.10 (from a possible 20) to defeat Patrick Franklin (Fremantle), Henry Gibson (Mandurah) and Tom Douglass (Duncraig).

In other results from the weekend, Rory Nelson (Gracetown) won the Drop Knee division, Patrick Franklin won the Under-14 Groms, while Nigel Lewis (Wannanup) was a standout in the Over-35 Masters.

Despite the tricky and testing conditions, Surfing WA's Events Manager Justin Majeks was ecstatic with the turn out and standard of competition on offer over the weekend. 
 
“There are very few locations where you can be so close to the action, it's unique and creates an atmosphere that you don’t get at many places," said Majeks. "Competitors are getting barrelled and boosting massive airs only meters away from the break wall that everyone is watching from is pretty amazing."

The second event of the SunSmart WA Bodyboard Titles presented by Good Earth heads south to the powerful waves of Yallingup on the 14th and 15th May.


Spectators and competitors are encouraged to interact via Instagram: Follow @surfing_wa and @goodearthsurf and use the hashtags #SurfingWA and #NoTextNoWrecks.

Surfing WA reminds all our travelling competitors of the dangers of sending a text message or using a mobile phone while behind the wheel. The #NoTxtNoWrecks message is supported by the Western Australian Government’s Road Safety Commission and the RAC.

SUNSMART WA BODYBOARD TITLES – RND # 1 MANDURAH FINAL RESULTS:
 
OPEN MEN:
1. Noah Symmans (Albany) 12.57pts, 2. Ryan Hands (Margaret River) 11.00pts, 3. Kyle Ward (Joondalup) 10.20pts, 4. Lee Wilson (Margaret River) 7.57pts.

OPEN WOMEN:
1. Bronwyn Fricke (Swanbourne) 15.99pts, 2. Sarah Hareem (Redcliffe) 10.87pts, 3. Elisha Lucas (Bunbury) 7.57pts. * Results combined from two finals.

U/18 JUNIOR MEN:
1. Brad Harrington (Singleton) 14.34pts, 2. Kyle Eastcott (Binningup) 13.33pts, 3. Lochie Breakey (Dunsborough) 12.56pts, 4. Henry Gibson (Mandurah) 10.93pts
 
U/16 CADET BOYS:
1. Matt Hanks (Mandurah) 12.10pts, 2. Patrick Franklin (Fremantle) 12.00pts, 3. Henry Gibson (Mandurah) 9.83pts, 4. Tom Douglass (Duncriag) 9.30pts.
 
U/14 GROMMET BOYS:
1. Patrick Franklin (Fremantle) 17.43pts. * Results combined from two finals.

DROP KNEE:
1. Rory Nelson (Gracetown) 8.60pts, 2. Mark Bohm (Marangaroo) 8.00pts, 3. Jordan Ihms (Mandurah)  5.75pts, 4. Declan Genge (Margaret River) 4.10pts.

U/21 PRO JUNIOR:
1. Noah Symmans (Albany) 11.50pts, 2. Brad Harrington (Singleton) 10.97pts, 3. Kai Feodorov (Madora Bay) 9.90pts, 4. Aaron Waters (Dunsborough) 6.84pts.

O/35 MASTERS MEN:
1. Nigel Lewis (Wannanup) 22.40pts, 2. Darren Hotker (Bunbury) 9.94pts. 
* Results combined from two finals.

Stay tuned to www.surfingwa.com.au for news, photos and updates relating to the event. 

About SunSmart:
“Anywhere you go UV will damage unprotected skin. And it just keeps adding up.” SunSmart is currently running a 'UV, It all adds up' campaign that seeks to remind us that overexposure to UV radiation can occur regardless of the type of outdoor activity people undertake.  It’s not just regular tanners or sunbakers who are at risk of skin cancer.  Your skin is like a memory bank – it remembers all the sunburns, all the tans and all the time you spent exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation, without sun protection.  Every time you expose your skin to UV radiation, changes take place in the structure and function of your skin cells. You can’t always see the damage, but it is irreversible and will worsen with every exposure.  Over time, this skin damage can result in premature ageing, eye damage, sunspots, and at worst, skin cancer.  People are reminded to check the UV Index when they are exposing their skin to the sun and to protect themselves when the UV index is 3 or higher.  Visit myUV.com.au for your UV forecast and to download the SunSmart App.
                    
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Copyright © 2016 Surfing Western Australia.  

For more information contact:

Surfing Western Australia

Events Manager - Justin Majeks

T: +61 8 9448 0004
M: +61 411 876 224
E: justin.majeks@surfingwa.com.au

Our mailing address is:
Surfing Western Australia
P.O. Box 382
Karrinyup, 6921
WA. Australia

February 18, 2016

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Surfing WA State Rounds Round 1 20th/21st Feb

SURFING WA MEDIA: SunSmart WA Bodyboard Titles To Kick Off In Mandurah This Weekend
Event Media Release & Hi-Res Digital Image from Surfing Western Australia:
SUNSMART WA BODYBOARD TITLES PRESENTED BY GOOD EARTH
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Sunsmart WA Bodyboard Titles
Set To Kick Off In Mandurah This Weekend

Complimentary Image: The opening event of the SunSmart WA Bodyboard State Titles will commence in Mandurah this weekend with a star studded field set to compete. Image Credit: Surfing WA/Woolacott
 
For Immediate Release - Bodyboarding 

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st February 2016
 
SUNSMART WA LONGBOARD STATE TITLES PRESENTED BY GOOD EARTH 
SUPPORTED BY REEFLEX WETSUITS, CREATURES OF LEISURE,
AXIOM, HEALTHWAY, #NOTXTNOWRECKS, GWN7 & SURFING WA.
 
DOWNLOAD ADDITIONAL IMAGES FROM THE SURFING WA GALLERY HERE
(Action and lifestyle images from the 2015 SunSmart WA Bodyboard Titles events in Mandurah.)
Image credit: Surfing WA/Woolacott

TRIGG BEACH, WA/AUS - (Thursday 18th February 2016), Some of Western Australia's most exciting young bodyboarders are set to line up in Mandurah this weekend, at the opening event of the 2016 SunSmart WA Bodyboard Titles presented by Good Earth.

The three-event series will bounce down on Saturday in Mandurah, with the Peel region just one hour south of Perth providing some of the most consistent and contestable waves on offer along the whole metropolitan coastline.

Event officials and competitors alike are looking forward to utilising the variety of locations on offer in the area. From the iconic and bone crunching Mandurah Wedge, through to punchy reef breaks and fun beach breaks, Mandurah has a location to suit all conditions and swell sizes.

Some of the talent set to highlight this weekends action include; current dual Australian Champion Noah Symmans (Albany), defending Open Men's State Champion Kyle Ward (Joondalup), as well as recent Team Australia representatives Jordan Ihms (Mandurah) and Jake Metcalfe (City Beach).

Western Australia has a long history of producing world-class bodyboarders, with the likes of Ryan Hardy (Margaret River), Joe Jordanoff (Dunsborough), Sean Virtue (Geraldton), and Brad Hughes (Trigg), all carving out international careers after competing in the WA State Titles as juniors.

More recently the likes of Lewy Finnegan (Ocean Reef) and Mandurah duo Davis Blackwell and George Humphreys have taken over the mantle of progressing the sport in WA and abroad.


"The new generation of bodyboarders are really stepping it up here in Western Australia." Said Surfing WA Events Manager Justin Majeks. "To see competitors travelling from as far a field as Geraldton and Albany to compete is truly exciting and shows the popularity of the sport within the state." 

After some great individual results at last years National Titles in Coffs Harbour in NSW, there is a lot of buzz leading into this weekend's event.

Despite a small swell forecast, officials are confident of running something at the prime event location Mandurah Wedge, with Pyramids Beach a likely back-up location.

Competition will commence at 7:40am with competitors reminded to check the schedule and location via Surfing WA's event hotline after 6:40am. The event hotline is 0467 794 988.

Spectators and competitors are encouraged to interact via Instagram: Follow @surfing_wa and @goodearthsurf and use the hashtags #SurfingWA and #NoTextNoWrecks.

Surfing WA reminds all our travelling competitors of the dangers of sending a text message or using a mobile phone while behind the wheel. The #NoTxtNoWrecks message is supported by the Western Australian Government’s Road Safety Commission and the RAC.

Stay tuned to www.surfingwa.com.au for news, photos and updates relating to the event. 

About SunSmart:
“Anywhere you go UV will damage unprotected skin. And it just keeps adding up.” SunSmart is currently running a 'UV, It all adds up' campaign that seeks to remind us that overexposure to UV radiation can occur regardless of the type of outdoor activity people undertake.  It’s not just regular tanners or sunbakers who are at risk of skin cancer.  Your skin is like a memory bank – it remembers all the sunburns, all the tans and all the time you spent exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation, without sun protection.  Every time you expose your skin to UV radiation, changes take place in the structure and function of your skin cells. You can’t always see the damage, but it is irreversible and will worsen with every exposure.  Over time, this skin damage can result in premature ageing, eye damage, sunspots, and at worst, skin cancer.  People are reminded to check the UV Index when they are exposing their skin to the sun and to protect themselves when the UV index is 3 or higher.  Visit myUV.com.au for your UV forecast and to download the SunSmart App.
                    
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Copyright © 2016 Surfing Western Australia.  

For more information contact:

Surfing Western Australia

Events Manager - Justin Majeks

T: +61 8 9448 0004
M: +61 411 876 224
E: justin.majeks@surfingwa.com.au

Our mailing address is:
Surfing Western Australia
P.O. Box 382
Karrinyup, 6921
WA. Australia

January 30, 2016

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Holding On

Its coming HOLDING ON Margaret River Premier has been set to happen on the Friday 4th of March. With Perth showing all ready sold out I suggest that you get cracking on getting your tickets for this event.
Good Earth Margaret River is set to have in store signing prior to the event to get you amped. Old school boogin at its best. Be sure to get involved. It will be a wild very educational night. Learn about where your sport got its credit. This is arguably where it all started .Starring now Margies local Nathan “Nugget” Purcell along with Dave Ballard, Matt Percy, Adam “Wingnut” Smith, Christian “Rissole” Riguccini and Mark Fordham the film features old school clips and interviews from a number of legendary bodyboarders.
This crew turned Boogieboarding into Bodyboarding. Get behind it.
Tickets available at
http://www.artsmargaretriver.com/
Check out the trailer here.
https://vimeo.com/152356178
October 23, 2015

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New Store Opened

“Good Earth Margies”. Located in Margaret River is now a core bodyboarding store jam packed with all your fav brands and boogie goodness.

“Margaret River has been calling out for a core shop for years. Myself and Zena are pumped about opening this shop.” says Darren, Good Earth co owner, “bodyboarding community has always been solid here in the west. With slabbing beach breaks and heaving reef breaks dotted along its coastline, Margies was a clear choice for a second shop.

Bodyboarders need a place to get the necessities.” Stocking all your core products Good Earth Margies is located on the main street of Margs at Shop 6 “Landa Lane” 131 Bussell Hwy Margaret River 6285 Trading times Tuesday to Friday 930-430, Saturday and Sunday 10-4 (may vary according to surf conditions)