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Australia Steps Up with Women’s National Bodyboard Tour Announced

19th February 2015


2015 will be a good year for women’s bodyboarding world wide… And in Australia the ABA (Australian Bodyboard Association) has just announced that their 4 event tour will include a women’s division. HOORAY! (see last year’s top 10 womens’ International bodyboard leaderboard)

2015 ABA Pro Events

  1. Good Earth Pro Mandurah Western Australia March 20th, 21st, 22nd
  2. NMD Pro Dbah Queensland April 10th, 11th , 12th
  3. RAW Knights Pro South Australia May 22nd, 23rd, 24th
  4. Pride Pro Mystics NSW June 19th, 20th, 21st

After setting a refreshed and solid foundation in 2014 the team at the ABA are pleased to announce the confirmation of our four tour stops for 2015. After the success of last year’s wedgy venues, we will be heading back to Mandurah, Duranbah, Knights and Mystics over the Australian Winter, in order to work on securing the best waves possible for the tour.

Good news also from the ABA that they are partnering with Boogie Youth in running training and mentoring sessions for youth interested in bodyboarding in selected locations. A great idea to open the gates to any water babes out there wanting to branch out and get some experience and expert tips in bodyboarding skills and competition.

The Pro Junior division is open to all bodyboarders from 16 years to 21 years. The only other criteria is that competitors are a member of their local club. 

The ABA says “We are committed to involve local clubs in the area where ever the tour stops, and are in discussions with several clubs as well as our counterparts in Surfing Australia to make this happen.

Nick Chandler from the ABA said to The Mermaid Society “We are really excited to have the womens’ tour back for 2015 as part of our aim to expand the divisions. We’re hoping that all of Australia’s top female bodyboarders will be part of the tour and help bring some life back into the sport.”

Nick continues by adding “We think this kind of Pro Tour builds interest for girls from a younger age and we’d love to see more girls taking part in the local clubs and right up through to state, national and international competition. We’re running this year’s tour stops in conjunction with local clubs in the area and hope it will inject some energy and momentum for our sport.”

We’re excited to see the girls take on some of these top spots and create headlines. Look out for the likes of Emma Cobb, Lilly Pollard, Mandy Zieren, Emma Roby, the Gillett twins Sam and Teigan.

Entry links to the first event will be on the ABA website in the coming days… stay tuned! (Website is currently under maintenance)

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