This Is The Real Barrel Feeling

7 Sep 2017 1 Share

COASTALWATCH | WAVE OF THE WEEK

Video by Rikki Gibney of WAW Handplanes
Featuring Tom Stranger

Here's something different, but just think about how difficult it really is to get a barrel without a board. Tom is slotted for a solid amount of time in the slab wave. Today the annual Whomp Off Australia event to be held on the NSW Illawarra coast. 

There are 60+ belly sliders from all over the country registered in a causal team based event run and operated by Rikki Gilbey founder of WAW handplanes “It’s the greatest collection of bodysurfers Australia has to offer” says Gilbey “its guaranteed to be spectacular and electric when you see what these guys and girls can do with their bodies”

The bodysurfers will compete in a series of tag team challenges, tricks events and the infamous annual flipper run on the beach.

Come on by to see some of Australia’s greatest bodysurfers whomp it out for their local regions and enjoy cold beers, snags and comedic commentary.

Events kick off from 8am Saturday on Coledale Beach NSW. Stay tuned to the Whomp Off Australia Instagram and website for the latest news and updates as location/date may change due to weather or swell.

Once the bodysurfing show is over swing by the Timber Mills Studios in Bulli for the South Coast Bodysurfers exhibition presented by ecto Handplanes for free beer and a display of all things bodysurfing. Exhibition runs from 1830-2130

Whomp Off Australia is proudly supported by COASTALWATCH.

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