Posts tagged 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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