Posts in bodysurfing
WAW HANDPLANES WHOMP OFF AUSTRALIA 2018 INTERVIEW

In 2016, Rikki Gilbey of WAW Handplanes organised the first Whomp Off Australia. A small affair, it featured just four teams bodysurfing. The East Sydney Bodysurfers, Wommin Wompers, South Coast Bodysurfers and the Northern Beaches Whompers. Little did he know that the Whomp Off Australia would turn into the largest team based bodysurfing event run globally. With over 14 teams and 120 competitors registered this year, the competition is running ahead on the 15th of September (tomorrow) at North Cronulla Beach. In lead up to the event we had a chat with competition organiser Rikki Gilbey to talk all things Whomp Off Australia.

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VISSLA WHOMP OFF AUSTRALIA 2018 INTERVIEW

Vissla is a brand founded in 2013 that represents creative freedom, a forward-thinking philosophy, and a generation of creators and innovators. They embrace the modern do-it-yourself attitude within surf culture, performance surfing, and craftsmanship. They also constantly strive to minimise their environmental impact and protect the oceans and waves that has raised us. In collaboration with the Surfrider Foundation, Vissla founded the Creators & Innovators Upcycle Contest which is now in its 3rd year, turning waste into want. From broken doors into handplanes and cigarette buds into surfboards. Coincidentally, in the 3rd year of the Whomp Off Australia, Vissla has taken on a major sponsorship role to help support the sport we know and love. We had a chat with Wes Berg, legendary Kelloggs Nutri-Grain Ironman and Vissla representative about all things bodysurfing.

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DaFiN WHOMP OFF AUSTRALIA 2018 INTERVIEW

DaFiN bodysurfing fins are commonly known to be one of the worlds best surf, surf rescue and swim fins. In 2018, DaFiN are supporting the bodysurfing community and have become a major sponsor of Whomp Off Australia in Cronulla on the 15th of September. In lead up to the event, we had a chat with DaFiN Team Manager, Kenui Cochran,  to talk all things Whomp Off.

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Swellnet Whomp Off Australia 2018 Interview

Since the early 2000s, Swellnet has been providing Australian surfers with regular surf reports, forecasts and access to live surfcams. Over the years it has built into a thriving online community of surfers, spanning social media, forums and online information boards featuring daily content focused on everything to do with surf photography, industry news, surfing trends, environmental issues and various surf related journals. In 2018, Swellnet decided to support the bodysurfing community and become major sponsors of the Whomp Off Australia to be held in Cronulla on the 15th of September.

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Exploring the Underbelly of Belly Slater

"With great power comes great responsibility," these cannot be truer words for the great man Belly Slater. The most powerful wit in Australian Bodysurfing and quite possibly the world. His influence on the Australian Bodysurfing industry has been second to none and has taken the world by storm with his charisma and stoke. This Christmas we sat down for an exclusive tell all interview with the legend himself and this is what he had to say.

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The Rise of Australian Bodysurfing

Bodysurfing in Australia has a long and rich history, this article delves into some of Australian Bodysurfing legends and where the sport is at today in Australia.

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The Bodysurfing Shop

The Bodysurfing Shop is the answer to all things bodysurfing. The best bodysurfing gear you can find on the market, bodysurfing boards, bodysurfing fins, with the best in depth reviews to inform you guys on what you should be using to take your bodysurfing game to the next level. Interviews with some of the world’s best bodysurfers, how to’s, where to’s.

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