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Doddsy Honoured At Aust Bodyboarding Awards

Date Posted 18th December, 2014 Category In The Press, Latest News, Rider Recognition | Comments Off on Doddsy Honoured At Aust Bodyboarding Awards

Doddsy Honoured At Aust Bodyboarding Awards

The president of Forster Tuncurry Bodyboard Association (FTBA) Aaron Dodds was recognised at Riptide Magazine's 2014 Bodyboarder of the Year Awards in Sydney recently. Dodds was honoured for his dedication to the Australian bodyboarding community particularly for his work with FTBA with a community award. "I was really unaware. I wasn’t expecting it at all," Dodds said. "I was a little bit lost for words to be honest. I was shocked." The award symbolises Aaron's passion for grassroots bodyboarding and the workshops he has organised through the club for local kids such as the successful Boogie Youth Development Clinics which aims to inspire youth up and down the coast of NSW to lead a healthy lifestyle. Read the full article on the Great Lakes Advocate...

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FTBA 2014 Presentation

Date Posted 15th December, 2014 Category In The Press, Latest News, Past Events, Rider Recognition | Comments Off on FTBA 2014 Presentation

FTBA 2014 Presentation

FTBA has had an amazing year, 8 Competitive club rounds, held 5 coaching clinic/safari's, hosted The Jeff Wilcox Memorial for the 2nd year running, held 3 club Public Relations Campaigns/Fundraising and introduced 2 new events to our community called "Boogie Youth - Development Clinic" and "Interclub Challenge". The club has grown to just over 150 registered members with 50-80 consistently at monthly club comps. We celebrated our 2014 campaign in style at the Sporties Tuncurry on the 30th November. Final placings were blind due to a few rescheduled and cancelled events through the year. The committee were on a tight timeline to get the ball rolling, thus pushing 2014 AGM till Sunday 18th January 2015. FTBA 2014 Helper of the year Danny "Mullet" Elliott - A photograph by Eve Albury, $50 Forster Surf & Sport voucher.   Junior Helpers of the Year Billy Kennedy and Josh Aurisch - Both these boys have been so hungry to help and succeed all year. Billy Kennedy is always helping out. the little froth machine fires on full cylinders 100% of the time. On one specific occasion jumped in the car with Doddzy at 4:30am to check surf and help set up for event. Billy also spent the whole weekend in the Beach Marshall Tent for #‎JWM2014‬Josh Aurisch regularly went far and beyond for his Club. Many fundraisers would sell over 100 tickets, cook the BBQ, set up and pack up. To acknowledge the work these two groms have put back into their club, they have received. Ryan Hardy signed poster and sticker pack, Boogie Man "Secret Safari Voucher, The Bright Youth Foundation and or Dirty Rotten t-shirts. As you can see from the picture on the right they are exhausted. Both worked and surfed hardcore for 2 days. FTBA 2014 Backbones These amazing parents, keep every member ticking. Full with the finest BBQ, cakes and drinks. The best work crew possible. Many thanks for your support again for FTBA 2014 Campaign. Greg Hill, Tina Gogerly and Greg Williams. FTBA Trooper of the year - Ben Fletcher Fury would majority of comps bring a handful of groms, set up, pack up, surf, and judge his arse off every event. A sign of thank you, we have awarded Fletch and Family with North Coast Holiday Parks Forster Beach - a weekend for two people in a fully self-contained en-suited cabins, only minutes from Forster Main Beach, Forster Waterside Precinct and Wallis Lake. Australian Bodyboarder of the Year Awards Ticket FTBA 2014 Judge of the Year This judge has not only defined his judging skill set, he has worked alongside Eppo at the ‪#‎JWM2014‬, awarded Judge of the Event for Teams Challenge and is now spending numerous hours educating and training our next generation of riders in judging. His passion for our community and sport is like no other. Daniel Smith picked up an Australian Bodyboarder of the Year presented by Riptide Bodyboarding Magazine ticket, Otterbox case and shirt. FTBA 2014 Mini Groms We would like to recognise our 4 Mini Groms. Massive thanks to Project Bodyboards for crafting a few mini sleds and Hog's Breath Cafe Forster for the hogs and hats. Shaylin Kennedy, Mia Colins, Noah Dodds and Rhyan Dodds FTBA 2014 A Division Champion Ty Aurisch with 6950 points - A photograph by Scotty Fantini Photography, board, Riptide Bodyboarding Magazine subscription, Hogs Breath Voucher, Boogie Man Secret Safari voucher, shirt, Otterbox case...

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Newcastle Bodyboard Club Take Out 2014 Interclub Challenge

Date Posted 2nd July, 2014 Category In The Press, Past Events | Comments Off on Newcastle Bodyboard Club Take Out 2014 Interclub Challenge

Newcastle Bodyboard Club Take Out 2014 Interclub Challenge

INTERCLUB CHALLENGE - 3 GRASS ROOTS CLUBS BATTLE FOR PRIDE! Congratulations go to the Newcastle Bodyboard Club for taking out the Interclub Challenge 2014 at Treachery Camp, Seals Rocks. Final point score. (less than 25 points in it, bring on 2015!) NBC 299 CCBB 285 FTBA 275 Grommet Riders of the comp - Tristan Sheedy, Jake Martin, Harry Crain, Flynn Dunn Cadets Riders of the comp - Anthony Thurlow and Tanner McDaniel Junior Riders Riders of the comp - Joe Bourke, Jack Harries Senior Women Riders of the comp - Shauna Gillett Junior Women Riders of the comp - Sam Gillet Masters Riders of the comp - Greg Arnold, Martin Fowler Dropknee Riders of the comp - John Cruickshank, Scotty Arena, Adam Cheers, Josh Smith Open Men Riders of the comp - Kieren Schuck Waves of the Comp 10 points - Kieren Schuck - Open Rnd 2 Ht3 - Take off roll, forward spin to barrel, roll out followed by roll on the inside. Nothing forced, super clean fluid linking wave. 10 points - Harry Crain - Groms Rnd 3 Ht2 - Massive flip to flats. 10 points - Jake Martin - Groms Rnd 2 Ht2 - Heavy Barrel, roll out and roll on the inside 9 points - Tristan Sheedy - Groms Rnd 2 Ht1 - Big extended roll to flats with reverse on inside bowl. 7 points - Shauna Gillett - Women Rnd 2 Ht2 - Shauna posted back to back waves.  Set waves big bottom turn, perfect line and ride to massive rolls to flats. Both wave were awarded 7's. 8 points - John Cruickshank - Drop Knee Rnd 3 Ht2 - Johnny super clean lines big snaps, massive cut back to stylish float to finish. 9 points - Tanner McDaniel - Cadets Rnd 2 Ht3 - Huge super clean ARS to flats. Friday Night - saw a handful of Newcastle and Forster Competitors and staff arrive early. They enjoyed the empty peaks and some quiet beers around the camp fire. Then the bus full of Central Coast groms arrived, quiet was no more. A bit of an instant party erupted. Saturday - Early start saw everyone head over to Yagon chasing the elusive left hand wedge, we saw consistent 1-2ft lefts with the winds perfect till 1pm. Whales consistently putting on a massive show of aerial displays and Dingoes on the path scaring a few groms. The hooter must have had a few too many ales the night before and was coming down with the flu, we battled on. We squeezed in the second round of Juniors with double banking the Groms and Cadets. Thanks to John Cruickshank and Adam Cheers jumping in with the Groms and doing some coaching as well. End of day one Newcastle had a clear lead with Central Coast and Forster swapping rankings regularly. Outside of comp entertainment we saw 3 bands take to the community hall stage from 6:00pm. Baby Teeth and Vanilla Gorilla were crowd favourites while Kill Dirty Youth got the crowd jumping into a few Mosh pits and rumbles leaving some Newcastle members going to bed with a headache. Sunday - Another early start and change of location. The morning saw glassy conditions, with a nice right hand wedge in 2-3.5ft of swell at South Lighthouse Beach. Conditions got better with...

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Da Boogie Man and Ryan Hardy BB School Clinic

Date Posted 9th December, 2013 Category In The Press, Latest News, Past Events | Comments Off on Da Boogie Man and Ryan Hardy BB School Clinic

Da Boogie Man and Ryan Hardy BB School Clinic

Over the last few Rnds of FTBA 2013 we have been blessed to have the one only Da BOOGIE Man and one of the worlds most recognised and most prestigious riders Ryan Hardy from Ryan Hardy Bodyboard School grace our shores and provide coaching sessions for all interested in developing the technique of the sled. Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda put their students through some gruelling training. Please view all media post sessions and may the force be with you. Riptide: http://www.riptidemag.com.au/events/club-events/1917-forster-tuncurry-bodyboard-club-comp-wrap FTBA Website: http://forsterbodyboardingclub.com.au/?p=1894 FTBA Website: Rnd 8 http://forsterbodyboardingclub.com.au/?p=1798 Fluidzone: http://www.fluidzone.com/news/5304-ftba-rnd-8-and-da-boogie-man-coaching-clinic Fluidzone - rnd 9 http://www.fluidzone.com/news/5311-ftba-round-9 Great Lakes Advocate - http://www.greatlakesadvocate.com.au/story/1899842/bodyboarders-get-a-boost-from-skills-clinic/#slide=1...

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Port Macquarie Festival Of Bodyboarding – Day 4

Date Posted 25th April, 2012 Category In The Press | 0 comments

Excerpt taken from the IBA World Tour website. "Port Macquarie, NSW, Saturday 21st April 2012 - Day 4 of the 2012 Port Macquarie Festival of Bodyboarding ran in clean 3-4 foot waves at Breakwall today. The outgoing tide offered up excellent barrel rides and air sections ending only metres away from the jagged southern breakwall. Highlight of the day would have to be Justin Welsh’s 10 point ride for a deep and flawless barrel in heat 2 of DK Round 3. Welsh will face Port Macquarie local Mason Rose and Venezuela’s Alberto Colucci in DK Round 5 tomorrow. Other DK stand-outs of the day include natural footers, Jeff Hubbard (HAW) and Tom Donnelly (AUS) and 2011 IBA DK World Champion, goofy footer, Damian King (Port Mac/AUS)." Read the full story...

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FTBA Impresses Kingy And The Turbo Team

Date Posted 25th April, 2012 Category In The Press | 0 comments

Excerpt taken from a write-up on the Turbo Teams Facebook page regarding the 2012 Port Macquarie Teams Challenge "...We were just a fanny hair in front of Cronulla, who had conscripted half of South Africa to take us down. The competition was tough and all teams surfed well, however the team that really impressed me was Forster. Their club was non-existent 12 months ago, but now they are thriving and finished equal 5th I believe..." Read the whole article...

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“New girls go surfing” – Great Lakes Advocate

Date Posted 5th April, 2012 Category In The Press, Latest News | 0 comments

An inspiring article featured in the sports section of yesterday's Advocate about the newcomers to our club - in particular, the three young girls who competed in the A division. It also featured another great photo of Scardy's that has Beard's monster invert. click the image for the full article...

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Great Lakes Advocate – “Dunn rides wave of the day”

Date Posted 5th April, 2012 Category In The Press | 0 comments

Despite some incorrect information, it was good to see another FTBA appearance in the local newspaper... 28 March 2012

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Fluidzone Plug on Regional Development Series

Date Posted 29th March, 2012 Category In The Press, Latest News | 0 comments

Doc from Fluidzone gives us the low down on RDS http://www.fluidzone.com/news/1962-rds-round-1-tuncurry-beach

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Fluidzone posts FTBA Round 1 Results

Date Posted 28th February, 2012 Category In The Press | 0 comments

Our freind over at Fluidzone Doc has posted a great peice, outlining the round 1 of the Jungle Surf Monthly Comps. Have a look at the golden snaps and the write up and share it. http://www.fluidzone.com/news/1942-ftba-february-comp

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