Mike Stewart, in a tight battle with long time body surfing rival Mark Cunningham, won the Quiksilver Body Surfing Extravaganza. Surf was small in the 1-3 foot range and the event was held
at Ehukai Beach Park on the North Shore of Oahu, the more consistent peak in the area. Super glassy ocean conditions prevailed all day and about 45 contestants were up for the challenge! Body surfing is the art and sport of riding a wave without the assistance of any buoyant device. Bodysurfers typically equip themselves only with a pair of specialized fins that optimize propulsion and help the bodysurfer catch, ride and kick out of waves. It is considered an art form and most of the wave riders love the feeling of having nothing but their bodies to pull off the spins, tube rides and off the lips that they do in the surf. The event was sponsored in part by Haleiwa Joe’s Restaurant, Viper Fins, Da Fin and the Lifeguard Association. Thanks to Rick Williams for the organization. This event is a community service style event run in conjunction with the Surf n Sea Pipeline Womens Pro presented by Brazilian Show Room and the WSL Pro Junior. Thanks to Faith Wenzl for her kokua in providing this opportunity to all the wave riders.
Results Body Surfing:
Todd Sells -Mathew Humphreys
Jeff Hubbard – Matt Soloman
Craig Watson – Mike Lorne