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Gerringong, NSW, Australia
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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.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

4th in the World!

Well, my big trip to Portugal and Japan proved pretty successful. Placed =3rd in the Sintra Pro WWT event. I have to admit, I've never been more devastated in my life than that moment when the hooter went in my woman on woman semi final heat, and I knew I had got knocked out. I dont like to blame the surf, but one big factor in my loss was that the waves just stopped in the second half of the heat. I also now realise I need to be on bigger boards in tiny waves (and have just ordered a new Milkshakes 38 inch board with a higher wide point to test out).
So, everyone is telling me it was a great result, I guess it was, but I just wanted to win so badly, it hurt not to make that final. 
Anyway, I know that the positives from that contest are that I have the hunger to win, and know I can, plus it's actually my best ever result at Sintra Pro, and from that result, I've been pushed up into 4th place on the 2011 IBA WWT ratings :) 
Photo above from my Round 4 heat -had the highest heat score of that round -12.25, in difficult 6ft swell, loads of closeouts, managed to find this 7.67 ride in the final minute -completing two rolls to win against Myalla Venturin. 
So, I actually had an amazing trip in Portugal, got to see a lot of the country, the history and sights, and also managed a 5th place finish at the Miss Sumol Cup (WWT regional event) in Aveiro. 

Then, Japan was just such an incredible experience -the food, the people, the culture, wow. I couldn't get over how lovely and kind everyone is and what amazing food they have! Was only there for 5 days, but just loved it. Nijima Island was so beautiful. 
And for Milkshakes, the trip was really successful, there's a lot of girl bodyboarders there, and they all seem to be heaps happy to meet me and love the Milkshakes brand :) 
Once again, I suffered the curse of the semi finals, this time with a 7th place finish. Again, it was super tiny surf, so I'm really looking forward to this bigger board I'll be testing out in the coming weeks. 
Next event is Kiama National titles and final event on the Rebel Sport Pro Tour, from October 17-23. I'm currently winning the tour and I'm so keen to win the title again!