I'm finally home again after months of travel and competition. It's been pretty awesome.
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!
- Lilly Pollard
- 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: email@example.com
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.