Fine conditions at club comp
The South West Bodyboard Club’s round 3 competition was blessed with perfect three to four-foot conditions at Old Cobblestones, Gracetown, at the weekend.
For round 3, SWBC asked members to bring along boards from pre-2000 and display old-school moves, with a winner-takes-all prize for the best vintage frother of the day. The eventual winner was Margaret River’s Adrian Till on his Manta Pro Hawke.
In the major divisions, all riders were able to enter two categories, and for the top performers this led to back-to-back heats. The top spoils went to Ziggy Bullock (U14s), Mat Jordi (U18s), Steve Allen (DK), Rio Clarke (women’s), Jimi McGregor (supergroms) and Michael Reid (over-30s veterans), and Margaret River’s Ryan Hardy won top honours for the second time this year in the open division.
Having recently returned from a fifth place performance at the Fronton King, an APB World Tour event in the Canary Islands, Hardy was grounded on returning to the grassroots level.
Other winners included Shane MacKay for club person of the day and Kael McGowan for the Ryan Hardy Bodyboarding School coach’s choice award for best overall performer. SWBC holds its fourth and final round in early December in Margaret River. To get involved, contact email@example.com.