29th March – 1st April 2013
$40 entry and $10 for extra divisions
Any further questions hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org
29th March – 1st April 2013
$40 entry and $10 for extra divisions
Any further questions hit us up at email@example.com
FYI everyone – Registration on Thursday 24th January 7-9pm at the Orana Motor Inn Function Room, 238 Commerce Street, Kaitaia or FIRM ENTRIES by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Event 1 of the 2013 NMD BBSNZ Tour
Mobile BBSNZ Tour Event
Registration on Thursday 24th January 7-9pm at the Orana Motor Inn Function Room, 238 Commerce Street, Kaitaia or FIRM ENTRIES by email at email@example.com
Entry Fee $40
Extra Division $10
NMD Open Men
Surfers Skin Open Women
Creatures Over 28′s
Mountain Dew Amateur
Blanktees Under 18′s
Each competitor gets a comp t shirt, sponsors product and goes in the draw for spot prizes.
Thanks to the following sponsors:
Blanktees T Shirts
For further information please contact Kevin McAlister at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 027 425 699
We are now running 2 events for the year, one North Island, one South Island, both around summer and both in locations where we should get sick waves!
4 day waiting period, utilising the IBA super tour format so everyone gets to surf more – what more could you ask for!
Our dates for next year are as follows:
NMD North Island Champs – 25th – 28th January (Auckland/Northland/BOP Anniversary Weekend) 2013 – Northland
NMD South Island Champs 29 March – 1 April (Easter Weekend) 2013 – Greymouth
We will have event poster for Northland coming out soon, but spread the word and save these dates, if you are smart, you only have to take 1 days leave next year to follow the whole tour. Results/rankings from 2012 and 2013 will be combined to select the team for the Australasian Titles towards the end of 2013!
Any comments/questions/queries post here or email@example.com
Sponsored by Seventhwave, NMD Bodyboards, Jucy, Isolated Shop, Mountain Dew & Surfers Skin
After Friday being a lay day due to terrible weather and onshore winds the 2012 Jucy/NMD South Island Bodyboard Champs Kicked of at 7am Saturday 19th October at St Kilda beach Dunedin. This event was the last event on the newly restructured BBSNZ national tour,
and there were quite a few national titles on the line that would be decided in Dunedin. The competitors were greeted with a nicely groomed swell from the SE direction and perfect offshore winds, waves were in the 3-4ft range and looking sick! After a quick briefing on the conditions and the competition format the first of the riders hit the water.
Up first was the Jucy Open Men’s division. All the competitors were keen to hit the water with some pumping waves on offer! Showing some early form was Ben McPaike (Greymouth) with a solid projected forward spin off the lip. Hot on his heels with arguably the wave of the comp was Jeremy Gantley (Dunedin) he lucked into a solid 4ft wedge which gave him a very deep tube which he came screaming out of and boosted a roll off of the next section, unfortunately he didn’t stick the landing but he still scored high with the judges. Gavin Murdoch came out of the woodwork after shifting to Dunedin from Auckland and put on his fins for his first heat in 5 years he quickly showed he hasn’t lost any of his skill picking of a couple of sick tubes. The other standout was Jolan Kilkelly (Greymouth) he went on to take out his heat with a couple of high scoring rides.
The NMD Dropknee division was up next. The riders set to contest this were Jolan Kilkelly (Greymouth), Ben McPaike (Greymouth), Rob Smith (UK /Dunedin) and Benjamin Hodgson (Chch). Jolan Kilkelly (Greymouth) started the heat strong with a couple of good right handers, one wave he managed a huge hacking cutback which wasn’t completed but it still got everyone talking. Ben Hodgson (Chch) got a nice left hand wave which he did a couple of smooth turns on but it was Rob Smith (UK/Dunedin) that took out the final one wave in particular he managed to produce 3 solid, fast turns which scored high with the judges. Second place was dark horse Ben Hodgson (Chch), third Ben Mcpaike (Greymouth) and 4th went to Jolan Kilkelly (Greymouth).
Next to hit the water was the Surfers Skin U18 final and the Mountain Dew Open Women’s final both went out together because of low numbers (due in part to the terrible forecast) and because they were all from the same family!! The Vujcich’s drove all the way from Napier for this event, which was a superb effort from a keen bodyboarding family!! In the Surfers Skin Under 18′s we had Chris Vujcich, Alan Vujcich, and Charles Vujcich. In the Mountain Dew Open Women’s was their Mum Marguerite Vujcich. All 4 went out and traded waves for the 30 minute final, all of them showing that they have come along way this in their first year of competition very pleasing to see!! Taking out the Surfers Skin U18′s was Charles second went to Chris and 3rd went to Alan, and Marguerite took out the Mountain Dew Open Women’s. It is great to see this commitment from the Vujcich clan and we hope to see them back for years to come!
With the conditions looking at their best the call was made to put the Jucy Open Men’s division out for their final. Ben McPaike (Greymouth) came out charging and got a good first wave under his belt with a cutback to forward spin finished of with a reverse resulting in a good score for the combo. Gavin Murdoch (Dunedin) also started strong with a nice tube on a left-hander. Jeremy Gantley couldn’t get into the right spot through the final with his earlier cramp possibly making a comeback. It was Jolan Kilkelly (Greymouth) though that stole the show with a couple of good waves to snatch a very narrow victory of .2 from fellow West coaster Ben McPaike (Greymouth) Gavin Murdoch (Dunedin) took third place and Jeremy Gantley (Dunedin) took fourth.
The Seventh Wave Senior Men were up next in what was to be the last heat of the day. These are old guys of the bodyboarding scene in NZ and to enter this division you need to be 28 or older at the start of the year. Jolan Kilkelly (Greymouth) and Gavin Murdoch (Dunedin) stayed out in the water from the final of the Jucy Open Men’s both looked quite tired but battled on. The conditions had changed a bit by this stage with the tide dropping and a very light sea breeze coming up. It was local boy Aiden Dixon (Dunedin) That managed to sneak away with victory followed very closely by new local Gavin Murdoch (Dunedin) with Jolan Kilkelly (Greymouth) in third and Brad Dennison (Timaru) in fourth place.
The Dunedin event is always held in the memory of local bodyboarder Dion Wells who sadly passed a number of years back. Unfortunately another local bodyboarder in Dan Wadsworth was also lost to us in the past 12 months and both guys were on our minds throughout the event. Our respects to both of their families and may Dion and Dan both be eternally barreled and hitting perfect ramps on the other side.
A big thank you to all that helped make this event possible especially the sponsors:
Jucy Open Men:
1st Jolan Kilkelly (Greymouth)
2nd Ben Mcpaike (Greymouth)
3rd Gavin Murdoch (Dunedin)
4th Jeremy Gantley (Dunedin)
1st Rob Smith (UK/Dunedin)
2nd Ben Hodgson (Chch)
3rd Ben Mcpaike (Greymouth)
4th Jolan Kilkelly (Greymouth)
Surfers Skin U18:
1st Charles Vujcich (Napier)
2nd Chris Vujcich (Napier)
3rd Alan Vujcich (Napier)
Seventh Wave Senior Men:
1st Aiden Dixon (Dunedin)
2nd Gavin Murdoch (Dunedin)
3rd Jolan Kilkelly (Greymouth)
4th Brad Dennison (Timaru)
Mountain Dew Open Women:
1st Marguerite Vujcich (Napier)
We hope you have had an awesome winter of waves and are looking forward to Summer which is just around the corner!
Just getting in touch to give you a bit of info about the 2012 Jucy/NMD South Island Bodyboard Champs – Dunedin which is the last event of the 2012 BBSNZ Tour and runs from the 19-22nd October 2012 which is Labour Weekend.
Registration is from 5-9pm on Thursday 18th October at the St Kilda Surf Club. Early registrations contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Every competitor receives a competition t-shirt, entry pack and goes in to the draw for spot prizes
The event starts 7am on Friday 19th October and is mobile around the Dunedin Coast so be prepared to travel out from Dunedin.
Entry Fee is $60 which includes a $10 BBSNZ membership fee and each extra division is $20
Thousands in prizes from our awesome sponsors:
Kev and the Crew @ BBSNZ
The 2012 NMD/JUCY National bodyboard champs were held in Gisborne over Labour weekend 6th-9th of April. With ex tropical cyclone Daphne on route for the region, things were shaping up to be very interesting over the weekend and interesting it was with accidents, slips, fallen trees and road closures even before the comp was underway.
Registration was held over 2 nights Thursday and Friday night due to Friday being a lay day and because a few people hadn’t made it. There was a good turnout of over 50 people across all divisions. The stage was set for everything to get underway Saturday.
We all met at Pines car park at 7am Saturday morning in the rain, and were greeted by terrible conditions 4-5ft east swell and 20-25knot screaming easterly, which combined with an extreme. The call was made to move the comp to Whales were conditions where slightly better with very little or no rip.
The comp got underway at 8am with the first round of the Jucy Open Men’s, we again ran with the same format as the last few comps were everyone in the Open Men’s surfs 3 times and the top 8 progress through to the semi finals. The standouts of round 1 where the local brothers Reuben and Nathan Quirk along with another Wainui local Jarad Ferris, all three showed their knowledge in picking off the better of the waves, flipping and spinning to the beach. Other standouts were Rory Lancelles (South Africa) who came out of nowhere and took his first heat with a good flip and some combos, Duncan Smith (Wellington) was also a first round heat winner along with Bronn Foster (Port Waikato)
We went straight into round 2 of the Jucy Open Men’s next where we had pretty much the same conditions as the first round. In this round we had completely different heat winners from the previous round, winners of this round were Mitch Job (Mt Maunganui), Jarad Ferris (Gisborne), Paul Van Der Kwaak (Port Waikato) and Lucas Tride (Chile). Some very impressive riding went down in this round given the conditions. Other standouts from this round where Jamee Smith (Mt Maunganui) and Alex Elder (Dunedin).
Up next was the Surfers Skin Amateur’s semi finals, the tide had dropped out quite a bit by this stage, but these guys still managed to get a few decent waves under their belts, Navare Taylor (Mt Maunganui) was semi one winner narrowly taking it out over David Tuara (Titahi Bay). In semi 2 we saw Silas Burton (Northland) take it out with Logan Tuara (Titahi Bay) in second place. All four riders advanced into the final.
By this stage the tide had dropped out to far and conditions had worsened so the call was made to have a lunch break then meet back at Whales at 2pm.
After lunch we ran the 3d round of the Jucy Open Men’s. The tide was on its way back in by this stage and conditions had improved with the wind pulling back to about 5 knots, that wasn’t to last as it was soon to pick back up to 20 knots and started raining again. This round was to decide who was going through to the semis and who was going home. Young grommet Jamee Smith (Mt Maunganui) needed a win to advance through and he did this by winning his heat which included to ARS’s on one wave followed up with a flip to roll combo which all combined to the highest heat score of the weekend a 17.50. Other heat winners in this round were Paul Van Der Kwaak (Port Waikato), Alex Elder (Dunedin) and Lucas Tride (Chile). The top 8 who advance into the semis are Lucas Tride (Chile), Rory Lancelles (South Africa), Paul Van Der Kwaak (Port Waikato), Jamee Smith (Mt Maunganui), Reuben Quirk (Gisborne), Nathan Quirk (Gisborne), Jarad Ferris (Gisborne) and Alex Elder (Dunedin).
The last Heats of the day were the NMD Dropknee quarterfinals. Conditions were not the best by this time of the day but it was decided to run it anyway. Once the guys got out there and into it, conditions weren’t as bad as initially thought and some really good DK action went down. Standouts from the quarters were Reuben Quirk (Gisborne) who laid down a huge floater and Duncan Smith (Wellington) others to progress through were Ryan Kendall (Northland), Nathan Quirk (Gisborne), Jarred Ferris (Gisborne) and Rory Lancelles (South Africa).
It was decided to call that the end of the first day of competition with all competitors heading home for some well earned rest after a very hard and physical day.
Day 2 we all met at Pines again at 7am and were greeted by much of the same conditions but a slight drop in swell, the call was made to head back to Whales after reports it was again looking better than Pines. We arrived at Whales car park turned around and headed back to Pines. Lesson 1 – never listen to grommets from the Port Waikato for a valid surf report!
First out in the water today was the Semi Finals of the Jucy Open Men’s. In Semi 1 we saw some great riding once again from Lucas Tride (Chile) who opened up with a nice loopy roll to get things started, Reuben Quirk (Gisborne) then got a nice tube on a sneaky right that came through. Nathan Quirk (Gisborne) again showed his local knowledge in picking off the best ones. Jamee Smith (Mt Maunaganui) couldn’t find the rhythm that saw him into the semi. Lucas Tride and Nathan Quirk advanced into the final.
In Semi 2 of the Jucy Open Men’s, we saw Jarad Ferris (Gisborne) have pretty much totally dominance, local knowledge really proving to be a big plus here in these conditions, Mitch Job (Mt Maunganui) was again showing he is not to be taken lightly throwing down some nice combos. Rory Lancelles (South Africa) and Paul Van Der Kwaak (Port Waikato) just couldn’t find the right waves. So advancing through to the finals were Jarad Ferris and Mitch Job.
Next out were the semi finals of the NMD Dropknee with conditions a bit better than the previous day, the guys set out to prove that they were worthy of a final spot. Semi 1 saw Reuben Quirk (Gisborne) take it out with some stylish carves and floaters, close on his heels was Rory Lancelles (South Africa) who pulled a huge floater out of the bag to progress. Ryan Kendall (Northland) bowed out at this stage.
Semi 2 of the NMD Dropknee, sees Jarad Ferris (Gisborne) start off with a massive floater but he just couldn’t quite stick the landing. Duncan Smith (Wellington) continues with his smooth riding. The two to progress from this semi to the final are Jarad Ferris and Duncan Smith. Nathan Quirk (Gisborne) only just misses out on the second position, but unfortunately couldn’t progress.
With the tide really starting to push out now it was the Isolated Shop Senior Men’s semis that were next to hit the water. Semi 1 saw Reuben Quirk (Gisborne) dominate his heat once again showing the out of town boys how it’s done at his local, he progressed through along with Alan Downing (Auckland). In Semi 2 it was again the two Locals Jarad Ferris (Gisborne) and Billy Maxwell (Gisborne) that picked off the best of the waves in the tough conditions to advance.
The last thing to run before lunch was the Surfers Skin Amateur final. These guys made pretty light work of the conditions with plenty of rolls and spins getting thrown about. Navare Taylor (Mt Maunganui) showed his years of groveling at the Mount were worth it winning this very closely followed by Silas Burton (Northland) in 3rd place was David Tuara (Titahi Bay) and 4th went to Logan Tuara (Titahi Bay).
The contest organizers then decided to opt for a venue change to North Makarori to run the Mountain Dew Open Women’s and the Seventhwave U18′s as conditions were to treacherous to run these at Pines.
Up in the Seventhwave U18 we had a 5-man final, 4 of which were new faces to the competition scene, which was really encouraging to see. The waves looked pretty small from the beach but once competitors got out there it was much better than first thought. Jamee Smith (Mt Maunganui) pulled his tricks out of the bag, even managing to chuck a couple of flips in the mix, which was impressive for a 16 year old in 2ft surf! Tyrone Simperingham (Port Waikato) Managed to take 2nd place behind Jamee, with a couple of nice waves. 3rd place went to super groom Chris Vujcich (Napier) 4th Alan Vujcich (Napier) and 5th went to Charles Vujcich (Napier).
The Mountain Dew Open Women’s was next to hit the water. The women managed to pick of quite a few good waves in the 2-3ft range. Serena Ball (Auckland) was the eventual winner showing why she has done so well in the recent Australasian National titles, with a variety of combos. Eiko Yoshimura (Raglan) finished up close behind in 2nd place. Margurite Vujcich (Napier) Took out 3rd place with an excellent showing.
Lunch was now the main focus of most competitors and everyone was to meet back at Pines at 2:30pm to run the last 3 finals.
The NMD Dropknee final was first to hit the water after lunch this was a 30 min final with 12 waves max. The waves had really cleaned up by this stage and were looking really nice 2-3ft. Rory Lancelles (South Africa) opened up his scoring by coming off the bottom, smashing a closeout and coming down perfectly with it. Backing that up with a hack to reverse. Jarad Ferris (Gisborne) was close on Rory’s heels with some very nice carves and a sharp floater. Reuben Quirk (Gisborne) produced the hack of the comp but couldn’t find himself a backup wave. Rory Lancelles (South Africa) was the winner, 2nd Jarad Ferris (Gisborne) 3rd Reuben Quirk (Gisborne) and 4th Duncan Smith (Wellington).
Next up was the Isolated Shop Senior Men’s final. This was once again going to be a battle between the local boys Jarad Ferris (Gisborne) and Reuben Quirk (Gisborne) these two guys have battled it out time and time again, it was how ever Reuben Quirk who came out on top this time but only just over Jarad Ferris. 3rd Place went to Alan Downing (Auckland) who narrowly beat another local -Billy Maxwell (Gisborne).
The last final of the day was to be the most anticipated, the Jucy Open Men. This was one action packed final. Within a minute of the start of the final Lucas Tride (Chile) busts a massive ARS, he then chooses to come in run back up the beach and paddle back out. Nathan Quirk (Gisborne) picks of a nice right and manages to flip off of a closeout, which gives him a good score with the judges. Its Jarad Ferris (Gisborne) turn next and he gets a tasty left and lays down a smooth ARS. Mitch Job (Mt Maunganui) picks one off and manages to do a roll and a couple of spins to the beach. It was how ever Lucas Tride (Chile) that managed to back his top wave up with another high score when he came off the bottom and pulled out a super stylish invert which would seal the deal for him with a win in the 2012 Jucy NMD Bodyboarding Nationals, 2nd place went to Jarad Ferris (Gisborne) 3rd Nathan Quirk (Gisborne) and 4th went to Mitch Job (Mt Maunganui).
We would like to thank everyone that helped out over the weekend all the BBSNZ crew, Judges, Flag boys, locals and of course to our sponsors because with out you guys we couldn’t do this. A huge thanks to Seventhwave, Isolated Shop, Jucy, NMD, Surfers Skin and Mountain Dew.
We now look forward to the BBSNZ South Island Champs 19 – 22 October (Labour Weekend) 2012 – 5* Rated which are to be held in Dunedin. The championship is still up for grabs with many hands on it at the moment. Book your flights NOW we hope to see you all down there!!!!
Surfers Skin Amateur Men
1st Navare Taylor (Mt Maunganui)
2nd Silas Burton (Northland)
3rd David Tuara (Titahi Bay)
4th Logan Tuara (Titahi Bay)
1st Jamee Smith (Mt Maunganui)
2nd Tyrone Simperingham (Port Waikato)
3rd Chris Vujcich (Napier)
4th Alan Vujcich (Napier)
5th Charles Vujcich (Napier)
Mountain Dew Open Women’s
1st Serena Ball (Auckland)
2nd Eiko Yoshimura (Raglan)
3rd Margurite Vujcich (Napier)
Isolated Shop Senior Men’s
1st Reuben Quirk (Gisborne)
2nd Jarad Ferris (Gisborne)
3rd Alan Downing (Auckland)
4th Billy Maxwell (Gisborne)
1st Rory Lancelles (South Africa)
2nd Jarad Ferris (Gisborne)
3rd Reuben Quirk (Gisborne)
4th Duncan Smith (Wellington)
Jucy Open Men’s
1st Lucas Tride (Chile)
2nd Jarad Ferris (Gisborne)
3rd Nathan Quirk (Gisborne)
4th Mitch Job (Mt Maunganui)
As the title says, check it out. Event two of the BBSNZ Tour for 2012.
This one will be a cracker, 4 days of Gizzy epicness – come along and get amongst it!
Dates: 6-9 April (Easter Weekend)
Registration: At 299 Valley Rd, Mangapapa, Gisborne at 7-9pm on Thursday 5th April.
Event starts 7am on Saturday, Sunday & Monday. Mobile around the Gisborne Coastline.
Entry Fee $60 Extra Division $20
Divisions: UNDER 18, SENIOR MEN, AMATEURS, OPEN MEN, WOMEN, DROPKNEE
ANy more info contact Kev on 027 425 6992 or email email@example.com
With the reports lining up favorably from early in the week, a solid crew of bodyboarders descended on Kaitaia for the 2012 Jucy/NMD North Island Bodyboard Champs. After over 50 entries across the 6 divisions after the Thursday evening check in at The Orana everyone was set to go with a 7.30am meeting the following day.
Up bright and early and greeted by perfect conditions, the call was made to head to a lesser known beach break which was sure to be offering up some tasty peaks for the day. After a short drive North and after coming up and over the last set of dunes we finally had our eyes set on the scene of the first days events, and what a day it would be, 3-4ft perfect peaks, reeling and spitting down the line, perfectly groomed air bowls, tidy fast ramps and more pits than you could shake a bodyboard at!