Kiama Surf Beach delivered exceptional waves for the APB Tour, with the event kicking off last Saturday we watched 4 days of great swells at the local spot The Wedge with competitors providing the platform for some spectacular riding.
Kiama Surf Beach provided some good quality 2 metre wedging waves for competitors in the Bodyboard King Kiama Pro. The short period swell on hand gave riders in the Trials and Main Event the opportunities they needed to put in some great performances. It also afforded some of the legends of the sport a perfect opportunity to share some waves in the Heritage Heat.
Names such as Steve ‘Bullet’ Mackenzie, Michael Eppelstun, Pat Caldwell, Matt Riley, Paul Barnard, Doug Robson and so many more took the chance to share an afternoon of wedges as the winds backed off and conditions improved.
The Heritage Heat also saw Kiama Municipal Council Mayor Mark Honey hit the water too!
Mayor Mark Honey with Mike Stewart
With the event presented by Stojo we thought it was a great partnership.. its the surfers and bodyboarders that see first hand the waste and mess we have created in our oceans with plastic and single use waste.
It was great to see the passion these people had to ensure their "water playground" is kept cleaned and to be able to provide the first step of awareness and a reusable collapsible stojo cup to help everyone do their part in keeping our waterways and oceans clean.
We even had Hawaii's famous and world champion Mike Stewart doing his part by drinking out of our stojo! thanks Mike!
What a legend!
With the event finishing off Wednesday we Crowned French bodyboarder Pierre-Louis Costes as the Kiama Bodyboard King Pro presented by Stojo, Champion, beating Hawaiian Sammy Morretino in the final.