One weeek to go

With just over a week to go to Whomp Camp its time to dip into the froth-o-meter and gird up for what looks to be a great weekend of fun waves and dry winter weather.

Emphasis on the word “winter” – it should be fine but pretty chilly so make sure you pack warm. As is traditional we should have quite the camp fire up and running to help defrost anyone who arrives for the late session on Friday. Which, also traditionally I might add is the best day for waves!

Getting pumped!

By |June 16th, 2017|2017, count down, Stoke|Comments Off on One weeek to go

Anthem 2017

From the collective genius of Belly Slater comes the latest mash up of the 2017 Whomp Camp Anthem. So pack your laughing rig and enjoy!

By |June 13th, 2017|2017, Music, Stoke|Comments Off on Anthem 2017

Whomp Camp 2017!!

The weekend of whomp reckoning will be June 24-25 at Seal Rocks.  Same place, same amazing waves and vibe.

So dust off your tents, shine up your handplanes and pack up your stoke for Whomp Camp 2017!! More updates to follow as we get closer to the dates!

By |March 19th, 2017|2017, Stoke|Comments Off on Whomp Camp 2017!!

Thats a wrap!!

What a weekend! Has there ever been a greater gathering of bodysurfers in one location for the simple purpose of social interaction and surfing? Perhaps.. maybe..but who cares! The first unofficial official Whomp Camp was all time!

There were great waves throughout the weekend. Starting with draining 3-4ft peaks on Friday, to 2-3ft peaks of fun throughout Saturday and 2ft on Sunday morning for the hardcore few.

Along with the 37 bodysurfers, we had whales, dolphins and penguins sharing the warm blue water with us and every wave felt like a party wave. Sometimes literally!

Bar a light drizzle on Saturday, the weather was fantastic throughout with the forecast rain arriving as if on cue, only as the camp was being packed up on Sunday.

Personal highlights

The outright camaraderie and sharing of waves and equipment
The calls of ‘party wave’
Being the dominant wave riders in the lineup (for once)
The rousing Cliff Flax/Belly Slater camp fire performance – getting salt crusted bodysurfers into sing a long
Commitment to the cause – guys driving down from the Gold Coast (7.5 hours) and North Brisbane (over 8 hours!)

The Whomp Against Cancer raffle also managed to raise over $2600 for a very good cause.  The winners list can be found here

A huge thanks to all the sponsors and donators who chipped in to make that possible and to the blonde locked world champion Tom Marr, for drawing the prizes.

It was incredibly humbling and satisfying experience to see such an enthusiastic adoption of an idea formulated over a few beverages earlier in the year. The bodysurfing community is a definitely in a good place.

So stay tuned for some further updates as pictures are released and of course, plans for Whomp Camp 2017!

By |June 20th, 2016|Stoke|2 Comments

Whomp On

The day is finally upon us – the day of Whomp, where freedom and barrels beckon!

Assuming you are packed and ready to rock and roll then you are probably wondering where your fellow whompers will be camping?

Well you can either follow the whispers of conversation to a location where people are talking in reverent tones about the amazing closeout they had and what is the drag coefficient of a pair of sluggos OR.. you can look at the handily scrawled map below..

See you there

By |June 16th, 2016|Stoke|Comments Off on Whomp On

Road Triiiiiip!!!

The final days of waiting are nearly over – Whomp Camp is almost upon us!

Its time to pack and repack your gear, fill up the car, find some tunes and  smash maccas along the way – safe in the knowledge of a weekend filled with smack talk and barrel chasing!

If you need a some hints on what to bring check here

Otherwise the forecast is looking pretty tasty – so will be aiming to get there early doors Friday for a few cheeky waves!

Game On!!!!

By |June 13th, 2016|Stoke|Comments Off on Road Triiiiiip!!!

How are Yewwww getting to Whomp Camp?

Whomp camp is almost upon us and with all the recent swells the froth has gone up a notch to ELEVEN!!

That great thing about the Seal Rocks location is the sheer number of options available to suit wind and swell direction. From out front to Cellitos, to Boomerang, to Elizabeth to the Ruins – this place pumps.

So it’s time to start thinking about packing the van, the backpack, the ..erm.. tricycle?!?

If you are on instagram you can now follow Whomp Camp news on @whompcamp

Lastly – we have nearly cracked $2000 on the Cancer raffle – which is awesome news for such a good cause and just goes to show what a great community there is out there.

See yewwwwwww at Whomp Camp!

By |June 6th, 2016|count down|Comments Off on How are Yewwww getting to Whomp Camp?

3 weeks to go

Time is ticking down to the biggest bodysurfing camp whomp off of all time!

In kid speak (I am as excited as a grom after his first barrel) – it’s only 22 more sleeps until the ultimate whomp down.

The forecast is in and its blowing up!

The actual forecast is still forthcoming but with lots of seasonal swell activity already kicking off and lots of local wave options its looking pretty sweet so far!

So if you haven’t looked it in, then perhaps now is the time to lock it in! <Click here for deets>

On another awesome note – we are also halfway to our charity goal of $3000! Thanks hugely to the prize sponsors and people like yourselves who have bought tickets! Its also never too late to increase your chances for winning some truly awesome gear! Check out the latest and greatest prize list <here>

See you at Whomp Camp!

By |May 26th, 2016|count down|Comments Off on 3 weeks to go

A month of froth to go

One month to go to Whomp Camp – the count down to camping, fires, burnt snags and barrels truly truly begins. F-R-O-T-H-I-N-G

It also means that there is 30 days or so left to grab a raffle ticket for perhaps the worlds greatest Whomp raffle. Not only is there $3000 worth of prizes on offer but all proceeds go toward kicking cancer in the nuts!

Thanks to Deckhand Bodysurfing, DMC Swim, Glissando Outdoors, Westside boards, Surf Ears, Sole handplanes, Wooden Anchor, Dock and Bay, the Surf Collective and WAW handplanes for adding to the prize pack. Great people with great stuff – so check em out!

For the raffle details again <click here – click now!>

Need some more froth material?! Check out the vid below

Whomp against Cancer

Cancer is a horrible illness and with a friend very recently losing her mum to cancer, it seemed like a good idea to use the positive vibes of Whomp Camp to help kick cancer’s ass. We are holding a raffle to raise money for cancer research with all proceeds going to Cancer Council Australia.
For $10 per ticket you will be in the running to win a share of almost $3,400 worth of epic bodysurfing gear, including:

Prize Pack 1: DaFiN Pack from DaFiN Australia worth $360

WINNER: Steve Haynes

1 x Enjoy* ‘FunGuy’ Handplane
1 x Pair DaFiN Pro Fins
1 x Set of Fin Savers

Prize Pack 2: Riva Halo Whomp Pack from Garage Handplanes worth $340

WINNER: Pete White

1 x Riva Halo Handplane with strap and wrist leash
1 x GHP Spanner Fin
1 x Garage Black Cap
1 x Barrel Monster Raglan T-Shirt
Garage Stickers

Prize Pack 3: Mabo Handplane from Mabo Handplanes worth $340

WINNER: Paul Ivec

1 x Mabo Handplane with handstrap

Prize Pack 4: Tom Marr World Champ Signature Pack from Garage Handplanes worth $325

WINNER: Karen Ruscoe

1 x Barrel Monster Flax Handplane with strap and wrist leash
1 x GHP Spanner Fin
1 x Garage Black Cap
1 x Fro-Thing Raglan T-Shirt
Garage Stickers

Prize Pack 5: Captain Kookman Swag Pack from Slyde Handboardsworth $290

WINNER: Jack Norton

1 x Slyde Handboards Bula with Slyde Pro Adjustable Wrist Leash
1 x Slyde T-Shirt
1 x Slyde Hat

Prize Pack 6: Westside Handplane from Westside Boards valued at $190

WINNER: Sam Weiss

1 x Little Rincon Handplane with I Heart Bodysurfing artwork by Jonas Draws

Prize Pack 7: Glissando Handplane from Glissando Outdoors worth $170

WINNER: Vic Ivec

1 x Total Eclipse Handplane with artwork by Rose Magin

Prize Pack 8: […]