16 Year Old Wins Antofagasta Bodyboard Pro
Champion bodyboarder of the world, Lilly Pollard has just landed back in Australia after travelling to Chile to compete in the 2nd tour stop on the Women’s World Bodyboard tour. Although she didn’t come home with a first place, she is still sitting safely at 2nd after her win at the first event Pipeline, earlier in the year. Read Lilly’s story and her mission back recovery after breaking her neck after the last event.
Thanks to Lilly as a guest writer for the event wrap up at Antofagasta last week…
Super grom Alexandra Rinder from the Canary Islands has taken out the second event on the APB World Tour of Bodyboarding in Antofagasta Chile last week. The 16 year old dominated every heat at the Antofagasta bodyboard festival on her way to the final against 19 year old Sari Oohara from japan.
Sari had a slow start to the final while Alex quickly racked up scores in the 6 to 8 point range with her high flying trademark rollos. In the dying minutes of the final, Sari found a couple of decent waves but couldn’t quite get the scores she needed.
The win puts Alexandra on top of the world tour rankings (after a second at Pipeline in Hawaii). Alexandra the wonder kid at just 16 years old is the youngest bodyboarder ever to be leading the world tour rankings.
2013 World Champion, Isabella Sousa finished in equal 3rd at the event along with the 2002 world champion Soraia Rocha. Both from Brazil. It’s the first time in nine years that non-brazilians are holding the top two spots on the rankings.
The next stop on the APB world tour will be the Sintra Pro in Portugal at the end of September.
ANTOFAGASTA WOMEN’S FINALS
- 1st Alexandra Rinder Canary Islands
- 2nd Sari Oohara Japan
- 3rd Soraia Rocha Brasil
- =3rd Isabela Sousa Brasil
Head to www.apbtour.com for all the live action and updates.