Thursday, July 07, 2005

ATTN Bodyboarders: HUMAN hosts the 9th annual Shark Island Challenge





Cronulla is a suburb of Sydney, Australia. Shark Island is one of the gnarliest waves that I've seen in person. The waiting period for the contest has just begun. So, as soon as some swell comes into the window, it's on.

"THIS YEARS HUMAN CRONULLA SHARK ISLAND CHALLENGE WILL HAVE A 26 DAY WAITING PERIOD FROM THE 6th OF JULY TO THE 31st OF JULY. THE WAITING PERIOD IS NEEDED FOR THE PERFECT WAVE DIRECTION, PERFECT WIND DIRECTION, THE RIGHT TIDE HEIGHT AND THE RIGHT WAVE HEIGHT OF A MINIMUM OF 4-6 FEET OR BIGGER."

"Big dollars for the worlds most prestigious event. The Human Cronulla Shark Island Challenge 2005 is ready to break records, set new standards. The event is about having the best riders competing at one of the worlds most challenging waves, a reef break that no human can predict, a monster that will take you alive if given half a chance.

The shallow reef ledge that accommodates this mutant wave is situated 50-100 metres from the residential shoreline of Cronulla Point and finds itself on the receiving end of consistent, powerful and unforgiving South Pacific swells, generated from the roaring low pressure systems that make there way across into the Tasman Sea. With the right conditions Shark Island produces unbelievable tube rides and spectacular waves up to 2-4 meters (6-10 feet). Without the total concentration and commitment needed to survive such a dreaded wave, the spectators that line the Esplanade during the contest days will witness these professional athletes shedding skin and pride on the barnacle infested reef. "


http://www.cronullasharkislandchallenge.com/
http://www.ibatour.com/pages/?pageID=1453

3 Comments:

At 3:50 AM, Anonymous said...

i am i local here and this years challenge was pretty bad :( the highlight was prob dave winchesters trademark heavy drop...
2230 for life..

 
At 2:20 AM, Anonymous said...

2005 shark island contest was sad not to see an over all winner but i thort the surfing was first class. i couldnt pick one rider that stood out from the rest.. i must say bodyboarding is looking good for the future....2233 aussie aussie aussie

 
At 12:40 AM, Anonymous said...

This event would have to be one of the best events ever. The best riders in the world compete in this event because it is held at one of the best venues in the world. The event is run by a local who believes in what bodyboarding is all about. Its about hardcore bodyboarding in Hardcore waves. It is up there with any ASP event...

 

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