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Shark Island Victory Lap

Shark Island Victory Lap Thursday 11th July @ URBN Surf for $169 Event Info: Shark Island Victory Lap. Tickets available at: Come and celebrate the epic return of the Shark Island Challenge by sharing a barrel and a beer with these legends: 1st Place - Benny Sawyer 2nd Place - Andrew Lester (not surfing) 3rd Place - Michael Ostler 4th Place - Marli Dunn Guest of honour - Steph Korkelis Included: 1 hour, "Side Hopper" Barrels Session at URBNSURF Sydney Video of every wave of your session from Flowstate 2024 Bodyboard King Shark Island Challenge Hat Beers & Delgados Pre-mixed tequila cans, post-surf Prizes on the night 2 hours free parking RRP: $199 Price: $169 Agenda: 7:00pm - 7:50pm Check In / Meet & Greet Chat with SiC finalists and even grab an autograph while getting ready for your session 7:50pm - 8:00pm Safety Briefing At the Lifeguard Tower 8:00pm - 9:00pm Expert “Side Hopper” Session Share barrels with the SiC and freely swap between sides 9:00pm - 9:30pm Beer & Bounce Share a beer with the crew while you get ready to leave 9:30pm Depart Validate your parking ticket for 2-hours free parking

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Shark Island Green Light!

SIC Green Light for Sunday 16th June The 2024 BBK Shark Island Challenge has been given the Green light for this Sunday 16th June.w BOM Coastal Waters Forecast: Swell : Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres during the morning. Winds : Southerly 20 to 25 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 30 knots before dawn. SHARK ISLAND CHALLENGE 2024 Schedule for Sunday 16th June. Sunday 16th June (4:18pm hightide 1.49m) Welcome to Country Ceremony 10:15am (10 Mins) 40 Min heats. 30 Seconds changeover between heats. CHECK IN: - 10:45 am HEAT 1 - 11:30am start Jacob Romero (Haw) Jason Finlay Harley Ward Jack Baker Anthony Miller HEAT 2 - 12:10pm start Jared Houston (SA/PR) Toby Player Marli Dunn Andrew Lester Lilly Pollard HEAT 3 -12:50pm start Jesse Landrigan Lewy Finnegan Josh Garner Michael Ostler Sam Thomas (Riptide Trials) HEAT 4 -1:30pm start Mike Stewart (Haw) Dave Winchester Cohen Thomas Ben Sawyer Adam Kesbah (Riptide Trials) HEAT 5 - 2:10pm start Sam Strachan Liam Lucas Steph Kokorelis (Port) Shaun Pyne Charles Ward SEMI 1 - 2:50pm start SEMI 2 -3:30pm start FINAL : 4:15pm (45 Min x 4 Man Final) PRESENTATION : 6:30pm @ Kurnell Rec Club ( Winner Announced) Link for the 2024 Shark Island Challenge Live Stream Here's Live Feed partner Sporting News promo for the event.

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Shark Island Challenge 2024

Shark Island Challenge 2024 23rd May to 30th June - 21k Prize Pool SIC Green Light for Sunday 16th June The 2024 BBK Shark Island Challenge has been given the Green light for this Sunday 16th June. All the laest in our most recent Blog . As the Shark Island Challenge Draws near we are getting excited for Australian Bodyboarding's biggest event. Here are some key dates & details: Prize Money $20,000 Cash Prize Pool $4,000 Best Barrel Package from Secret Sumatra $1000 Best Wipeout "Ringa Award" This years heat draw Heat 1 Jacob Romero (Haw) Jason Finlay Harley Ward Jack Baker Anthony Miller Heat 2 Jeff Hubbard (Haw) / Jared Houston (SA/PR) Toby Player Marli Dunn Andrew Lester Lilly Pollard Heat 3 Tanner McDaniel (Haw) Lewy Finnegan Josh Garner Michael Ostler Sam Thomas (Riptide Trials) Heat 4 Mike Stewart (Haw) Dave Winchester Cohen Thomas Ben Sawyer Adam Kesbah (Riptide Trials) Heat 5 Pierre Louis Costes (Fra) Liam Lucas Steph Kokorelis (Port) Shaun Pyne Noa Deane 
 6 WEEK WAITING PERIOD- 24/05/2024 til 30/06/2024 (Option for 2week extension into July) Large East swells have been forecasted due to a repeat of the LaNina weather pattern.
 24/05/2024- 01/06/2024 
8 possible event days of Hightides.
*May is best month for swell direction.
10 possible event day hightides
 23/06/2024- 30/06/2024
 7 Possible event day hightides The format will most likely be-
5x5man heats. 35min heats.
2 advance each heat.

2x5man semi finals .35min heats
2 advance each semi. count back to highest scoring 3rd place to advance

5man final priority system 40mins 
 The Sporting News are doing the livefeed at CYhRBTWWIT8?feature=share Post video production with view to onsell to FuelTV,RedbullTV, Kayo or Foxtel. 
All judging and media from a 50ft cruiser boat. Lifeguards have 2 JetSki,
Brad Whittaker is running water logistics also from a ski.
Craig Hadden & Marc Roussow head judges.
StactApp judging platform.
Alex Leon & Tezza McKenna live commentary.
Luke Oconnor beach announcer MC
Mark Fordy assists with presentation and some media Here are our Commercials due to run in the live broadcast . BBK SIC New School BBK SIC Old School Ad We are also offering some exclusive merch for the event. Get in quick as these are limited numbers. Click on image to shop products. For more info visit

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SBC Sign Up This Weekend.

Sydney Bodyboard Club 2024 Sign Up! If you're in the Sydney Area, Sydney Bodyboard Club is signing up for the 2024 season at the Shop this Saturday 17th February from 10am to 4pm Based on the Northern beaches, most comp's are held on Sunday's at Whale Beach or Curl Curl Beach Access their Sign up form by clicking here . 2024 Comp Schedule is first Sunday of each Month Comp 1 - 3rd March // Whale Beach NSW Comp 2 - 7th April // Curl Curl NSW Comp 3 - 5th May // Whale Beach NSW Comp 4 - 7thJuly // Curl Curl NSW Comp 5 - 4th August // Whale Beach NSW Comp 6 - 1st September // Curl Curl NSW For further info check out their Faceboo k , Instagram & website Sydney Bodyboard Club SIGN UP 04/03/17 @ BODYBOARD KING from SydneyBodyboardClub on Vimeo .

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SIC Challange Returns!

Bodyboard KIng Presents Shark Island Challange We're stoked to get behind the Shark Island Challange for 2024! LAST RUN OF THE EVENT WAS IN 2017. NOW THE SIC IS BACK FOR 2024. In the heart of the Australia Sydney Basin’s southern beaches emerges a rocky island of mortal consequence – Shark Island. A battleground where the fearless embrace the ferocious nature of its shallow waters, leaving them licking their wounds and returning for more. The Shark Island Challenge (SIC), Cronulla’s only truly international surfing event, had its inception in 1997 (winner was Matt Percy), and left a mark on the global bodyboarding stage, attracting international talents to challenge local heroes since then. The SIC competition runs uniquely as a specialty event with a total of 24 bodyboarders – 20 athletes are invited from all the corners of the globe, including 4 who call the break their own, the local crew. Find out More Info at Highlights from the 2016 SIC:

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NMD Alpha Fins.

NMD Alpha Fins. NMD's design brief for the new Alpha fins was simple. Create a fin that combines comfort with functionality and performance . Make them sustainably manufactured utilising only natural & upcycled materials. NMD Alpha Fins are made from 100% malaysian Rubber, making their asymmetriical flippers a comfortable, durable & powerful fin which can be used for all aquatic activities. The Assymetrical Shape of the Alpha Fins gives increased propulsion with a slower kick meaning less energy chasing waves & more energy spent riding them. Available now. Click here : Check out the clip of these fins below

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Watch Above Movie

Above is a bodyboarding film aimed at showcasing the current global bodyboarding scene. The film features some of the world's top riders, including three Australian riders: Liam Lucas, featured in a extensive section shot between Sydney and the South Coast & Lewy Finnegan and Marli Dunn absolutely tearing it up in Portugal. Pierre-Louis Costes, Steph Kokorelis, Tristan Roberts, Maxime Castillo, Louka Zaninotto, Miguel Coelho, Antonio Saraiva, Manea Fabisch, and Kirahu complete the cast. A film directed by Sébastien Boulard and Edouard Houssin. Watch Above on Vimeo on Demand Here Here's the teaser for Above:

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Morey Boogie Remakes

Bring the stoke back with Morey Boogie's new range. Morey has re created some of their iconic boards including the timeless Mach 7, Mach 7X, Mach 7-SS, Mach 8-TX & Mach 7-HP with modern materials & technology. These vintage inspired models bring back memory's of the golden era of bodyboarding. Shop the new Morey range here Morey sharing the stoke the Mach 7 has given to generations

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New NMD & VS Alpha Flex Core.

NMD & VS' New Alpha Flex Concept. NMD & VS have recently released their new Alpha Flex Core which is a new stringerless core. The concept was tested by Ben Player when a bit more flex was needed in colder waters & heavier waves & the result worked well. The core is strengthned by the PFS-T Beams with run parallel from the tail to nose. The best part besides the extra flex & overall feel is that you can comfortably plug your board anywhere in the middle. Read on to be further enlightened. Shop the range of Alpha Flex models here .

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BZ T-10 Re Release.

BZ Bodyboards are one of the original bodyboard brands. Founded by Bobby Szabad, the T-10 is one of the iconic boards with it's bright colours, speed stripes, top chine rails & tie dye slicks. BZ's modern remakes combine the vintage look & shape with modern materials & construction for an amazing ride. Bring back the glory days on one of these. Check out the new BZ T-10 here: Here's Ben Ripping on this original board

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NMD BP Mini Quad Product Test.

NMD Mini Quad Product Test. BBK Boss Toby Player tests out the NMD Ben Player Mini Quad. TP somehow snavelled 90 mins in between dropping kids off & work & tested out his Bro's Mini Quad Concave. Toby's froth was noticable. "That board goes sick!" Toby Spat. "I went up from a 42.5 to 43 & have lost a few kg's & now down to 85 kegs. The two combined have added some extra speed. I found the full quad concave on my last NMD held in a bit too much & found it hard to release the tail in the pocket, I used a BP Wi-Fly but didn't like that as the tail slid while adjusting the rail line mid tube. The PFS-T beams were great on my last BP Quad but is started to disintegrate around the core & I found it a touch stiff for hollow slabs & colder waters. I actually used to bruise my thigh at depot or shippies getting the rail in. The Straight PP // Surlyn Mesh & less aggressive quad concaves felt good right out of the wrapper. Price point spot on too" Check out the board here: TP is known to exaggerate, so we asked for evidence. Check out the session below.

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