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#1432929 - 07/12/09 09:54 PM 2009 Sandy Beach Bodysurfing Championship - Video
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Little video shot by my friend Captain Ben Mercier. It's cool to see small, tiny, little Sandy's from a bunch of neato angles.



I bombed out in my first-round handboard heat, but finished third in my age group in the bodysurfing competition. Lots of fun and plenty of old and young legends making the most of the meager waves. Big thanks to the Thomas ohana, who've been putting this thing on for years for nothing but the love of the sport.
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#1432930 - 07/12/09 10:08 PM Re: 2009 Sandy Beach Bodysurfing Championship - Video [Re: craigj532]
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#1432931 - 07/12/09 10:46 PM Re: 2009 Sandy Beach Bodysurfing Championship - Video [Re: craigj532]
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Not much for the contest, but nicely wedging for its size. Great footage.
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#1432932 - 07/12/09 11:53 PM Re: 2009 Sandy Beach Bodysurfing Championship - Video [Re: craigj532]
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By the way, 2:30 in you can see someone trying to complete a belly spin, but it cuts away before we see if he makes it.

This haole is sunburnt, but in the morning I will eat my cereal out of my koa bowl.
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#1432933 - 07/13/09 12:11 AM Re: 2009 Sandy Beach Bodysurfing Championship - Video [Re: craigj532]
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Here's another video with a completed belly spin for those of you who were curious. This is obviously not the same day. It's the second wave:

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It's tough to see, but you get the idea.
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#1432934 - 07/13/09 01:16 AM Re: 2009 Sandy Beach Bodysurfing Championship - Video [Re: craigj532]
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Here's another video with a completed belly spin for those of you who were curious. This is obviously not the same day. It's the second wave:






I am astounded!


That was one of the best bodysurfers I have ever seen. So fluid, so fast, and so much better than even your good body surfer out there.
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#1432936 - 07/13/09 11:52 AM Re: 2009 Sandy Beach Bodysurfing Championship - Video [Re: BaliIdiot]
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Quote:

Here's another video with a completed belly spin for those of you who were curious. This is obviously not the same day. It's the second wave:






I am astounded!


That was one of the best bodysurfers I have ever seen. So fluid, so fast, and so much better than even your good body surfer out there.




Yes, far and away one of the best bodysurfers on the planet.

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#1432937 - 07/13/09 10:04 PM Re: 2009 Sandy Beach Bodysurfing Championship - Video [Re: craigj532]
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#1432939 - 07/14/09 01:42 PM Re: 2009 Sandy Beach Bodysurfing Championship - Video [Re: ]
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Craig?
Ya know a David Gochros from Kaua'i? He's on our K-9
Search & Rescue Unit.
Mucho Mahalo for the video clip....




Hi Peter - Yeah, I know Dave. He's a great guy and a great bodysurfer. I'm always stoked to see him in the lineup or on the beach. We missed him last weekend.

Here are the results for the contest (all these guys and gals are rippers, except for one of them):

BODYSURFING MEN 17-UNDER
1. Kaneali’i Wilcox
2. Kazu Muneoka-Jepsen
3. Keha Guss
4. Chase Lemson
5. Kaeo Awana
6. Sequoyah

HANDBOARDING MEN 25-UNDER
1. Kaneali’i Wilcox
2. Mason Whitmarsh
3. Kasu Muneoka-Jepsen
4. Chris Razonable
5. Dylan English
6. Kaeo Awana

BODYSURFING MEN 18-29
1. Kamaka Jingao
2. Jason Nakasato
3. Kamakani Froiseith
4. Peter Soares
5. Blaine Seto-Mook
6. Chris Kam

HANDBOARDING MEN 26-39
1. Chris Mercier
2. Matt Solomon
3. Greg Hense
4. Monaheali’i Cummings
5. Charles Napulou
6. James McGough

BODYSURFING MEN 30-39
1. Chris Dumlao
2. Greg Hense
3. Craig Jerome
4. Chris Mercier
5. Kanoho Tripp
6. John Ross

HANDBOARDING MEN 40-OVER
1. Kai Santos
2. Jody Doll
3. Uly Matthews
4. Jeff Middleton
5. Barry Holt
6. Rick Nagata

BODYSURFING MEN 40-49
1. Uly Matthews
2. Barry Holt
3. Kai Santos
4. Carlton Young
5. Pedro Refuerzo
6. Waymer Silva

HANDBOARDING WOMEN OPEN
1. Delori Manus
2. Hannah Thomas
3. Alissa Murata
4. Sanja Du Plessis
5. Mikyla Thomas
6. Kailin Kim

BODYSURFING MEN 50-OVER
1. Rocky Higgins
2. Larry Russo
3. Al Balderama
4. Bryan Botelho
5. Jeff Middleton
6. Warren Hoohuli
7. Alec Cooke

BODYSURFING WOMEN OPEN
1. Delori Manus
2. Alissa Murata
3. Hannah Thomas
4. Kelly Craven
5. Tamera Nee
6. Mikyla Thomas

Links to pics here:
http://www.gregrimagery.com/sbc_2009.htm
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#1432940 - 07/15/09 11:24 PM Re: 2009 Sandy Beach Bodysurfing Championship - Video [Re: craigj532]
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