Well, the IBA WOrld Tour is finished for 2013, and I've finished up in 7th place. I had a pretty good trip to Portugal and Brazil for the Grand Slam events in September, and finished in fifth at each contest. It was not really the result I was after, the waves were very small and inconsistent and I simply didnt get the waves I needed to progress in my semi final heats. The two fifth places did push me up into 3rd place on the tour rankings, but I was out of contention for the World Title, and couldn't really afford to finish the tour, so I headed home, back to work. There were two remaining events in Venezuela and Puerto Rico which I couldn't make, so my final ranking dropped back to 7th.
I had an amazing time on tour, met some incredible people, saw some really beautiful parts of the world, and had lots of fun. I really enjoy the challenge of pushing myself mentally and physically in competition. The one thing I did miss a little bit was surfing good pumping waves. We had some bad luck at the events this year with pretty small and difficult conditions.
While competing, I worked with the IBA on creating some interesting vids to keep everyone up to date with the tour. Here's the links to my series. I had fun creating these! >>>
- Lilly Pollard
- 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: 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.