This month we welcomed bodyboarding legend and all round top bloke Ryan Hardy to the Bali Bodyboarding coaching team! Our first guest was birthday boy Jack Parnett! Jack is from Perth has been bodyboarding for 9months and was obviously super stoked when Tracy and Paul (his Mum and Dad) announced that he would be getting a One Day Wonder with Ryan Hardy as a present!
Jack, Tracey and Paul were picked up bright and early from their accommodation by Aidan from Bali Bodyboarding and Ryan Hardy and taken to Rip Curl School of Surf Kuta.
The waves in front of the school were perfect for Jacks ability varying from a mellow beach break to start with then progressing to the reef and finally finishing on a punchy left wedge ideal for refining manoeuvres!
Between sessions Ryan and Jack talked through the photos and video of the first session before hitting the water again to put all the theory into practise. After the second session Jack was presented with a goodie bag from Bali Bodyboarding and Ryan Hardy Bodyboarding School which included a tee-shirt, stickers, autographed poster and vouchers from some of Ryan’s sponsors.
Paul and Tracey got to watch all the action from the swimming pool at Segara Asian Grill.
This is what Jacks Mum Tracey had to say about the experience:
‘Thanks again, there are certain things that happen in life as you grow up and this is one memory and experience that I know Jack will never forget and will be up there with the best, he reckons he will never forget the day he got to bodyboard with Ryan Hardy and there is a photo of Ryan and Jack walking down to the water that is just perfect, a moment a mum won’t forget! It’s not every day your kid gets to hang with their idol, so really Thank you to you and Ryan for making it happen.’
If you are interested in bodyboarding with Ryan Hardy whilst you are in Bali at the best waves for you, he will be available between June and September.