THE OPEN-LIVE SHARK ISLAND CHALLENGE SET TO RUN TUESDAY 7th JUNE
Cronulla, Sydney Australia
Monday, June 6th 2016
The OpenLIVE Shark Island Challenge World Bodyboarding invitational competition has been set to run tomorrow (Tuesday 7th June). Swell forecasters are predicting a very large swell with waves above 5 metres. The low pressure system he hit the east coast of Australia on Sunday and produced waves of up to 6 metres in height.
A handful of the world’s best Bodyboarder’s have been alerted and will be ready to compete in the two-day event that will take place at Shark Island in Cronulla, Sydney Australia.
Andrew Lester (Defending champ), Ben Player (NSW), Tanner McDaniel (Hawaii), Mitch Rawlins (QLD), Dave Winchester (NSW), George Humpheries (W.A), Damian King (NSW), Shaun Pyne (Cronulla) and many more of Australia’s best athletes will take battle in the world’s heaviest and most dangerous Bodyboarding wave – Shark Island.
This predicted swell is shaping up to rival the 2001 Shark Island Challenge – the most historic and craziest Shark Island to date, which had a similar swell size and direction.
The event will run over two days starting at 7:00am and finishing at 1:00pm both Tuesday & Wednesday.
The invitational format will include a two-round leaderboard format with a 4 man final from highest ranked riders over the 2 rounds surfed.
The event has been waiting to run now for over 18 months. In 2015, the appropriate swells needed for Shark Island Challenge did not happen therefore the event was unable to proceed.
Athletes Heat Draw:
BOKA Green energy
Surfing NSW, Association of Professional Bodyboarders, Nutrition Station, Emerald Bodyboard Store, Inflight Media, Sutherland Shire Council & GoLive Australia.
Event Period Dates:
June 7th – 9th
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About the APB
The Association of Professional Bodyboarding (APB) organizes the annual tour of professional bodyboard competitions and broadcasts each event live at www.apbtour.com where you can experience the strength and journey of the sport — anywhere and anytime it’s on. The APB sanctions and operates the Championship Tour, which determines the sport’s undisputed world champions. The organization is headquartered in Cronulla (NSW), Australia. Regional promoters in Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, Hawaii and South America support the APB.