About Me

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Gerringong, NSW, Australia
Thanks for visiting.
My name is Lilly and I'm a bodyboarder from Werri Beach in NSW Australia :)

I am winner of the Australasian Pro Tour in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
I just finished in 7th place on the 2013 IBA World Tour, my dream is to bring the World Title back to Australia!

My main aim is to promote happiness, kindness, healthy living and to always be pushing yourself in some kind of venture. I love travelling, I love good barrelling waves and chasing swells all over the world, and I love the dedication needed to be a good competitor.
I'm always keeping my Facebook athlete page updated with all my adventures, so be sure to 'like' my page to stayed informed: https://www.facebook.com/bodyboarderlillypollard

I'm looking for assistance to help me achieve my dream of becoming world champion, and also showcasing girls charging in waves of consequence. If you think you can help, shoot me an email at: lillypollard81@yahoo.com.au
Many thanks to my current sponsors for their support: Flipmode Clothing, Hive Swimwear, GoPro cameras, Zion Wetsuits, Travel Insurance Direct, BoogerBod training and Treehugger Wax.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

More sick waves and a Facebook fan page!

Yep, got me a fanpage on Facebook this week, check it out, and like me if you like it! I'd really like that! ha...
Meanwhile, I have been having loads of fun camping and exploring and getting shacked in the waves around home this past month (in between long shifts at my job!). Tonight I'm feeling super tired and worn out, but still super stoked on life!
Here's a couple pics of what I've been sampling ;)
And photo from land by Cameron Sullivan >>>

I have also been filming with RushTV on ABC3 for an upcoming episode (I'll keep you posted when it will air).
I'm counting down to the next event on the IBA World Tour, The Sintra Pro Portugal, at the end of August. I have some time now to work and save the dollars, and have been talking with a few different companies about sponsorship. Fingers crossed I can pull enough dollars together to finish the tour this year! I'm feeling good about it!!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Waves at home!!!

I have the current WOrld Tour leader, Isabela Sousa staying with me for three weeks, so it's been really good to surf with her and push each other a lot. We scored super fun waves and perfect conditions at Aussie Pipe only a few days ago, and more swell is on it's way, so excited!

Scored these gems with my GoPro cam in hand:
 ^ Isabela in a fun pit!
Me about to get tubed during an amazing sunset >

3rd on the tour!

I'm finally home again after months of travel and competition. It's been pretty awesome.
Last week was the IBA Women's World Tour Port Macquarie Grand Slam event. Fund a familiar face on the IBA banner there ;)
I went up there feeling good, super fit and was surfing the best I ever had in my free-surfing! Breakwall was fun for my first heat (round 3) and I managed to find some good ones to easily win my heat :)

This result and put me straight into the quarter finals via the new system (first place in round 3 progresses direct to quarters while the remaining girls fight it out in round 4).

The women's quarters were put out on run in tide at Breakwall, which meant for a horror rip and the girls in the first quarter actually got swept into the river, crazy! I still felt good and confident as I paddled out, as I know the wave so well, but then basically everything went wrong and I had one of those horror heats...
I didn't hear the hooter to start the heat, couldn't hear the scores, kept picking waves with mushy sections, couldn't do much with the waves, had to run up the beach top get back in the lineup, then finally I heard in the last two minutes that I only needed a 5 point ride. I got the wave, managed to get a 5.15, but then Karla also got a wave in the dying seconds to beat me. I was pretty devastated, but that's competition I guess.

A 9th in Port Macquarie is not what I was aiming for, but it was a good enough result to put me in no. 3 on the World Tour rankings! Stoked! I'm still in a strong position to fight for a world title this year.

Next event is The Sintra Pro in Portugal in August, so I'm home again now, training, working afternoons at my job, playing league tag for extra fitness and fun, and have been scoring some really good early winter swells around home! I'm also on the search for new sponsors to help me get to the next event!