Female bodyboarders wanted for final round of ABA Pro Tour event

ABA Tour organisers have put the call out for more bodyboarding ladies

If you are a women’s bodyboarder and think you have skills to show off then the ABA Tour wants to hear from you!

The final round of the Australian Bodyboarding Association Pro Tour, The Inverted Mystics Pro, will for the first time in 2015, feature a women’s division.

Aussie shredders Lilly Pollard and Emma Cobb have confirmed they will compete at the event so far, however more entries are needed for the division to go ahead.

The contest will allow female bodyboarders to compete at the renowned Mystics wedge wave with just 1-3 other girls in the water during heats.

First, second and third place will also score themselves a free set of fins courtesy of Da Fins, with ABA Tour Director Nick Chandler confirming a fully fledged tour round will get underway if eight total competitors are confirmed.

“Since we started we always hoped to run a women’s tour in conjunction with the men’s but in reality the smaller numbers have meant it’s been hard to get it going,” Chandler said.
“We’re strongly committed to it though – we’ve run regular catch-ups with Women’s Tour competitors to work out what we can do to grow numbers.
“We’ll keep working on a solution and if there’s a sponsor out there that wants to support a critical part of our sport we’d love to hear from them!
“Lilly (Pollard) was the recipient of the ABA’s Global Achievement Award last year for being the highest placed global Australian competitor, and we’re pleased to see Alexandra Rinder do so well in global contests at such a young age.
“So we believe there’s strong interest in a Women’s Tour globally if it could just get the backing it needed. We’ll keep doing what we can in Australia to promote women’s bodyboarding and hopefully it will start to gain the recognition it deserves.”

So what are you waiting for ladies? Get amongst it!

The Inverted Mystics Pro will take place on June 20-21.

To sign up for the Open Women’s division, simply visit the ABA Tour website’s online registration here.

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