Mini barrels, wipeouts and… moon walking? Here’s what happened when we challenged the Extreme Academy team to film their bodyboard session out in the water at Watergate Bay.
Bodyboarders or ‘spongers’ often get a bad rep from surfers. But at Watergate Bay and The Extreme Academy we couldn’t disagree more.
Whatever wave-riding instrument you use, the thrill of the wave is what it’s all about. That’s why we introduced bodyboarding to The Extreme Academy menu back in April – and it’s been hugely popular since then.
The judges were looking for the best bodyboard footage from instructors in a number of different categories, based on the judging criteria of speed, power and flow. The prize? A breakfast at a Watergate Bay establishment of their choice, with the runner up receiving the ‘bacon butty’ prize, as paid for by the Extreme Academy manager Carl.
The judge’s decision is final.
Josh won for his video barrel, and Nick for capturing his barrel in video and this shot:
Best facial expression award
It’ll be a few months at least before Pete lives this facial expression down:
Josh takes a tumble:
Al (Jackson) wins hands down with his moonwalk:
Al gets gets creative with this 360 degree view of Watergate Bay:
Instructor having the most fun
Just look at his face:
Overall ‘big breakfast’ winner
Al for effort, comedy and creativity. Well done.
The ‘bacon butty’ prize
Josh, for a great video barrel.
Learn to bodyboard with Extreme Academy, based on the slipway down to Watergate Bay.