Bodyboarding Legend to visit Geraldton

  • Geraldton Back Beach

Bodyboarding legend Ryan Hardy will be visiting Geraldton on the 27th of December 2014 to host a coaching clinic in his quest to promote bodyboarding across regional WA.

Hardy from Margaret River is one of the most famous bodyboarders in the world having won World Tour events in Hawaii, Tahiti, Chile and Australia leading him to finish 2nd in the world in 2006 and 2011. Hardy is also attributed with re-defining the modern style of bodyboarding and riding some of the most dangerous waves on the planet without a jetski assist!

Now heavily involved in bodyboard coaching and development through his bodyboarding school ( Hardy has decided to share his expertise with the bodyboarders across the state.TheGeraldton event will also be run in conjunction with Midwest Surf School and Bali Bodyboarding.

Hardy commented from the Canary Islands where he is on tour for his sponsor Funkshen Bodyboards:

‘Geraldton had a reputation for breeding Australian champions and World Tour competitors in the early 2000s (Sean Virtue, Ben Sukiennik and Kris Nelson) so I am really excited to come up to Geraldton, meet the bodyboarders and do some coaching in Geraldton.’

This event is open to all ages and abilities. Interested participants can register on line at to partake in the 2 hour coaching session on the 27th of December 2014.