First stop Mandurah is just a month away.
Above: Davis Blackwell’s gotta be a favourite at stop #1, Mandurah Wedge. Photo: Chris Gurney
The ABA has today announced the dates for this year’s Aussie Tour and again we’ll see four stops in 2015, starting with the Good Earth Pro Mandurah in about a month’s time. Last year’s inaugural ABA Tour saw strong fields at every event, with Jake Stone finishing on top ahead of Joe Clarke, Lachlan Cramsie and Davis Blackwell. Who will take it out this year? We’re pretty amped at the prospect of four wedging and pumping (fingers crossed) locales this year. Have a geeze:
March 20-22 – Good Earth Pro Mandurah, WA
April 10-12 – NMD Pro Dbah, QLD
May 22-24 – RAW Knights Pro, SA
June 19-21 – Pride Pro Mystics, NSW
Here’s the offical press release from the ABA:
After setting a solid foundation in 2014 the team at ABA are pleased to announce the confirmation of our four tour stops for 2015. After the success of last year’s wedgy venues, we will be heading back to Mandurah, Duranbah, Knights and Mystics over the Australian Winter, in order to work on securing the best waves possible for the tour.
The tour has four major new developments this year – following our successful first year we felt the time was right to expand our activities a little more.
We can confirm that we will be running a Pro Junior, a Women’s Pro and a Drop-Knee division this year, as well as the Men’s Pro division.
We will also be partnering with Boogie Youth in running training and mentoring sessions for youth interested in bodyboarding in selected locations.
The Pro Junior is open to all bodyboarders from 16 years to 21 years. The only other criteria is that competitors are a member of their local club.
Women’s will run in all locations, and DK will run in at least three locations dependent on rider interest.
We are committed to involve local clubs in the area where ever the tour stops, and are in discussions with several clubs as well as our counterparts in Surfing Australia to make this happen.
As released by our media partner, Riptide, our tour stops and dates are as follows:
– Comp 1 – Good Earth Pro Mandurah March 20th, 21st, 22nd.
– Comp 2 – NMD Pro Dbah April 10th, 11th , 12th .
– Comp 3 – Knights Pro May 22nd, 23rd, 24th.
– Comp 4 – Pride Pro Mystics June 19th, 20th, 21st.
Entry links to the first event will be on the ABA website in the coming days.
Keep up to date with more ABA news at riptide.com.au and the ABA’s feeds as we inch closer to lift-off next month.