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Core Bodyboards Jersey Shred Fest Bodyboard Competition

[caption id="attachment_1802" align="alignnone" width="600"]Eduardo Afonso dropping into a steep left-hander. Photo:Carol Hopkins Eduardo Afonso dropping into a steep left-hander.
Photo:Carol Hopkins[/caption] Core Bodyboards were stoked to support Jersey bodyboarders by sponsoring the Jersey Shred Fest. Check out the report below from the contest below. David Speller has won the Core Bodyboards Jersey Shred Fest held in good powerful 3-4ft surf at a semi-secret surf break on the islands south coast Sunday evening.   The event held with the support of Core Bodyboards and the Bodyboard-Depot, and organised by the Jersey Bodyboarders, took place on the high tide at a surf spot perfect for bodyboarding, which produces powerful wedging waves over a shallow sand-bank on the rare occasions when all conditions come together; that is large swell, very strong north-west winds and very high tides.   Local knowledge of the break was evident in the first round with strong performances coming from riders who often frequent the spot when conditions are right, with Clint Loake scoring solidly to ease through heat 1, Speller similarly easing through heat 2, and Colin Crowther who scored one of the highest scoring rides of the day posting an 8 on one of the judges score sheets, by performing three rolls on one wave.   Also riding well was Darreth Morison who edged out Matt Noel, who was making his return to bodyboard competition after a long break, and Michael Alfano who performed some good rolls to eliminate the consistent James Manners in his very close heat.   Crowther kept up his momentum in the first of the semi-finals by launching a big air-roll on a left-hander, which was backed up with a second good scoring ride to take the win ahead of Loake in 2nd, who also advanced through to the final, eliminating Alfano in 3rd.   The second semi-final was dominated by David Speller who posted big scores after completing three rolls including an air-roll on a well shaped left-hander. Eduardo Afonso put in a strong performance with tidy back-arched rolls to advance through in 2nd spot ahead of Morison in 3rd. [caption id="attachment_1838" align="alignnone" width="600"]jersey-3 The finalists and their prizes from The Bodyboard-Depot. L to R Eduardo, Colin, Dave and Clint.
Photo: Colin Crowther/ Carol Hopkins[/caption]   The 30 minute final got underway just as the tide turned which meant there were fewer bigger waves coming in; however, conditions were still more then contestable. In a close battle for first spot it was Speller that came out on top of busting a high scoring invert manoeuvre on a right posting 8s from the judges. Loake put in a strong showing to take the runner-up spot with some big rolls on the right-handers that were coming through. 3rd spot went to Afonso, who almost landed an Air-Roll-Spin manoeuvre, and performed more good rolls to edge Crowther into 4th, who despite finding a few nice roll sections, failed to find the good scoring potential waves that he had hooked into in the earlier rounds. [caption id="attachment_1837" align="alignnone" width="600"]Dave Speller, Core Bodyboards Team rider on his way to victory with a sweet air roll. Dave Speller, Core Bodyboards Team rider on his way to victory with a sweet air roll.
Photo: Colin Crowther/ Carol Hopkins[/caption]   There was a bonus award of a brand new high performance Core Bodyboard donated by the Bodyboard-Depot at the end of the day with the judges and fellow competitors all voting for the rider who they felt pushed the limit of their own level of riding the furthest. When all the votes were tallied up the award went to a thoroughly deserving Afonso. [caption id="attachment_1839" align="alignnone" width="600"]A stoked Eduardo takes the board. A stoked Eduardo takes the board.
Photo: Colin Crowther/ Carol Hopkins[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1840" align="alignnone" width="600"]Eduardo was buzzing so much that he launched his old board over his shoulder and exclaimed "I won't need that anymore!" Eduardo was buzzing so much that he launched his old board over his shoulder and exclaimed "I won't need that anymore!"
Photo: Colin Crowther/ Carol Hopkins[/caption] The Jersey Bodyboarders would like to thank Core Bodyboards for supporting the event and all the judges and competition staff who worked tirelessly in the harsh windy conditions to make the event such a success. Next event will be the Bodyboard Weekender on 6/7 July, which will feature prone, drop-knee and tag-team events.   Results 1. David Speller 2. Clint Loake 3. Eduardo Afonso 4. Colin Crowther  
  • June 30, 2013
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