Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Free Willy! Great results at the Bodyboard Nationals
The SNZ Bodyboarding Nationals were run over Easter weekend on the 3rd April at Pines beach in Wainui, Gisborne. The first day of competition didn’t disappoint with clean, 2-3ft hollow peaks greeting competitors. This Nationals broke the mould with a solid turnout and the arrival of some great bodyboarders from the past….
The early rounds saw some great surfing. Standouts were Christchurch’s Aaron lock showing he still has it with fast reverses and big flowing rolls off heavy closeouts. Young Willy Nepia-Murray from Port Waikato, all of 14 years old was surfing well above his age with smooth carving reverses, quick loopy rolls off the bowl and ARS attempts (both use Seventhwave wetsuits: great stuff guys!).
Read the rest of the article here. You can follow Willy's progress on Facebook.