Ben Godwin blasts off at Bondi to take Open Trials

13 Mar 2011 0 Share

Boost Mobile Surfsho
Saturday, March 13, 2011


Saturday morning at Bondi is usually a busy affair, but with the Boost Mobile Surfsho in town, yesterday morning the place was pumping. At least on the beach. Out in the water the surf was not huge, but with 32 of Australia’s best aerial surfers vying for one of the two wildcards into today’s final, there was no shortage of action.


Ben Godwin was the man of the moment, picking up an 8.67 for a front-side air-reverse, to take out the Trials final and move into today’s main event alongside fellow wildcard recipient Beau Foster and junior winner Gabriel Medina. They’ll face some of the worlds best surfers, including Jordy Smith, Taj Burrow and Owen Wright for the $25,000 first prize.

Aside from the main event, the celebrity challenge saw some famous faces floating around the Bondi Lineup. Home & Away stars David Jones-Roberts and Luke Mitchell and boxer Danny Green were just some of Australia’s most prominent television and sports celebrities who joined forces with the world’s best surfer, including Taj Burrow and Jordy Smith, to compete for $5,000 prize-money for their chosen charity.
Highlights included Josh Kerr’s nine-point ride by and Kitchen Whiz presenter Beau Walker’s air reverse, helped his team to victory and earning $5,000 for charity Coastcare, whose volunteers help keep Australia’s beaches clean by identifying environmental problems and working together to achieve practical solutions.

The Boost Mobile SurfSho resumes 8am Today with the Wheel Rounds – where a wheel spun at the start of each heat determines which tricks the surfers must perform. Letters are awarded for each successful maneuver and the six highest scored surfers who spell ‘BOOST’ go into the final.

There will also be a jet-ski tow-in expression session and a free live concert from 3.30pm featuring Georgia Fair and Kingtide.

Head down to Bondi to watch the action unfold live, or go to the event website for more information...

Tags: (create Alert from these tags)

blog comments powered by Disqus
More From Mobile Services
Registered Users

Registered Users

11 Mar 2015
SMS services

SMS services

Use the flexibility of Coastalwatch SMS service to check the daily surf report or live wind conditiosn around Australia anytime of the day.

25 Oct 2013
Recent

New Doco 'Girls Can't Surf' Looks Amazing, Kipp Caddy's Insane Shippies Bomb, and Surf Lakes Now The Best Wave Pool in the World?

This Week in Surfing: Ten Things from Surfing & the Internet on the Week That Was December 4 2020

4 Dec 2020
Running Blog: Surfline Live Updates from Hawaii and the US West Coast as it Gets Hit by Monster Swell

Running Blog: Surfline Live Updates from Hawaii and the US West Coast as it Gets Hit by Monster Swell

4 Dec 2020
Nick Carroll: Adventures in 3D Shaping

Nick Carroll: Adventures in 3D Shaping

1 3 Dec 2020
RIP Marty Tullemans

RIP Marty Tullemans

2 2 Dec 2020
Watch: The Surf Lakes Pool is Now Better Than You Could've Imagined

Watch: The Surf Lakes Pool is Now Better Than You Could've Imagined

8 2 Dec 2020
Latest News

New Doco 'Girls Can't Surf' Looks Amazing, Kipp Caddy's Insane Shippies Bomb, and Surf Lakes Now The Best Wave Pool in the World?

This Week in Surfing: Ten Things from Surfing & the Internet on the Week That Was December 4 2020

Running Blog: Surfline Live Updates from Hawaii and the US West Coast as it Gets Hit by Monster Swell

Checking in with Jaws, Waimea, Pipeline, Mavs and the people charging them

Nick Carroll: Adventures in 3D Shaping

Recreating an 80s Sunset dream board by way of computer, is this the future for specialist custom orders?

RIP Marty Tullemans

Sean Doherty on the passing of a beloved and iconic Australian surf photographer

Watch: The Surf Lakes Pool is Now Better Than You Could've Imagined

They've been doing some major tinkering in Queensland

Popular This Week

The Beautiful Peruvian Pointbreak Surfing of Jaleesa and Josie, Binge This Kai Lenny Series, and a New Resort-Style Wave Pool Near Sydney

This Week In Surfing: Ten Things from Surfing & the Internet on the Week That Was November 27 2020

Watch: The Surf Lakes Pool is Now Better Than You Could've Imagined

They've been doing some major tinkering in Queensland

Padang Comes to Life as Late Season Swell hits Bali

Golden hour at perfect Padang Padang - it's been a good week to be in Bali... Photo: Childs

Video: The Fizzlot kids – SW Grom Bash

A stoked out portrait of Australian Junior Surfing in the year 2018.

Go to Top