Thursday, January 15, 2009

Booked and Ready to Rock!

Im so Happy right now!!..

Yesterday i booked my ticket for Hawaii!.
I'm heading over to cover the IBA Turbo Pipeline Pro and hang out with everyone!
Make sure you keep checking back on the blog for updates whilst im over there!. The Daily updates will come!

Hawaii Here i Come!!!!!!!

Happy Birthday Gustavo!!

Just wishing Gus a sweet Happy Birthday Brother!!!

Hope you have a great one and enjoy my friend!!!

Muito Grande Abracaos!!


Mega Hits

I noticed Recently that Terry McKenna put back up my 2008 IBA Pipeline Pro video that i made for Youtube.
It hasnt even been a year yet and i have now reached over 30,000 unique views which i think is awesome!..

My Arica, Chile videos combined have reached over 19,800 within 5 months. Im pretty stoked that my work is being viewed worldwide within the bodyboarding community!

Incase you havnt seen it, check it out below! pretty old editing skills which have now been polished! hahaha

Worldwide XXL Swells!

Recently i have been constantly on the watch with the swells around the world.
It's interesting to see that it can be flat here on the east side of Aus but pumping on the West and Ridiculously out of control in Hawaii!..

There is a major swell due to hit Hawaii this week and hopefully if the wind holds out the Eddie might run!... Too bad im stuck in aus to get there if it does!..

Check out West Ireland. Surfline is talking out of control 80ft + waves!!.. That is way too insane.

Below is a chart courtesy of surfline of the world swell map!.. Interesting.
Maybe Shipsterns might be pumping!..?

Sussex Inlet

Dad took myself and my 3 sisters down to Sussex Inlet for 4 days to visit my Uncle and Grandma whilst Mum had some downtime chilling at home.

We had a great time, fishing alot, i caught 3 fish, both the snapper and the whiting were undersized so they went back in the drink and the flathead i lost at the boat.
Myanna caught a nice Brim which was cool..

We met some of our 2nd cousins for the first time and it was great to hang out and have some fun.

Thanks to Uncle Lee and Grandma for the hospitality and laughs!!!

The fishing stories are amazing!!

Congratulations to Magno and Katherine!


For Magno its a new milestone. He has become a Father to the most beautiful baby boy!!

I want to congratulate Magno and Kate for the birth of their child Arthur!.. The soon king of Bodyboarding from Brazil!.. :D

Happy New Year! - Feliz Ano Novo!!

Firstly Happy New Year to everyone!..
Hope you all had an awesome time!!...

I spent New Years Eve with my Family, Chris and Jay on a Catamaran on Sydney Harbour!..
We were about 500m away from the Harbour Bridge and it was awesome!...

Check out the shots i took from the boat!.

Finally i have got some time to update my blog.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

IBA Bodyboarding World Championship Promo Vid

Hey Everyone!!...

Its been quite a while since i've updated my blog. I've been flat out with things going on since i got home. I've been to Singapore F1 Night Race and Malaysian MotoGP working for Dad taking tours. On top of that there has been some things here i've been needing to take care of and im finally back on track!.

I finished this small video for the IBA website so check it out here!..

I Hope everyone is well and from now on i will be updating weekly!!...


IBA Bodyboarding World Championship Promo from Rhyees W on Vimeo.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Leaving Sao Paulo, Heading to Rio De Janeiro!

Well my time in Brazil has almost come to an end!...

Today im jumping on another bus for 5 hours to head to Rio De Janeiro where i meet up with my Uzmi Brother Santiago and the rest of the Crew i met in Hawaii in Rio!.. I will be spending 4 days there and it will be where i fly out from back home via Miami and LA.

Sad times but its been great!!....
Update you all once i get to Rio!!!...


Sintra Portugal Pro

Currently running is the next stop on the IBA world Tour.
The Sintra Portugal Pro is on and we have seen some awesome action in this small wave event.
It is currently the longest running event on the World Tour and also so far the highest for Prize Money.

Magno Oliveira and the other Uzmi Boys competed yesterday as well as the top 16.
Magno Won his heat against Silvano Lourenco, Mark McCarthy and Paulo Barcellos. He now advances to the quarter finals.

Uri Valadao, Guilherme Tamega, Amaurey, Pierre, Benny Player, Dave Winchester and the ledgend Mike Stewart also advanced to the quarter finals.

Ryan Hardy had the outstanding performance of the day with an almost perfect 19 points out of 20.
Congratulations to Ryan.

Good luck to Magno tomorrow!!..We will be watching!!!

Check out the heat draw below and make sure you are all watching the live action at:

Friday, August 22, 2008

In Search For Some Quality Waves

In Guarapari, the boys are hanging out.
Magno is preparing and training for the Europe leg and we are in need of some quality waves.

This month seems to be the month of WIND, WIND, WIND, WIND AND WIND!!...
Strong gale force winds are tearing through the ocean and it is hard to find some quality waves.

usually though early in the morning its ok to surf. Once 10am turns its time to do something else!..

Some photos searching for some waves.

Magno and I also went for a surf the other day. We decided to ride the push bikes. 15 kilometers later there we arrived. And we did it in great time. Less than 25 minutes!.. Coming back was a different story!.. Windy with our board bags, pretty much riding and going backwards!!.. Took almost double the time, stress on the leg muscles but what an exercise it was!!.. Couldn't of felt better!!


Mike Stewart organised the first showing of his Premiere in Arica, Chile.
Arica is a small place but we packed in this little bar for the first EVER showing of his 10 year anticipated film.

It was shown after the championship had concluded at 9pm.
Mike and I sorted things out and we were stressed and running late as we needed some supplies to make it happen.

I set up the venue and we did a quick sound check with some winning footage of Tamega and then it was time for us to lay down the rules and press the play button.

Many World Class riders turned up to the venue and everyone loved the film.


Congratulations Mike on a unbelievable film and journey throughout the years of your life!!..


Arica Lifestyle Photos!!

I managed to get to Brazil and all is good!!...
Magno and I stayed in Sao Paulo for 2 days and i was to go down south with Jay and Luis to his home.
Unfortunately i had to stay in Sao Paulo for a few meetings and couldnt justify travelling 10 hours on the bus for 2 days down south and then 30 back to ES!..

I am now in Guarapari, where everything is good. Met back up with the Uzmininuz and rocking ES!..

Here are some photos from my second last day in Arica.
I asked Pierre and Jake if they wanted to come to the top of the mountain to check out the view of Arica city.
So we negotiated a taxi and up we went.

Check em out below!... Such an Amazing View!..

El Gringo, Where the Bodyboarding competition was held

Arica Port
Pierre Too Close to the Edge!!
Beautiful View

Rough Seas
Rough Seas 2.?
El Gringo Bay
Jake and His Weak Legs
Windy and Totally Enjoying the Rush!

Bird Flying Through
Myself and The Christ Statue
Pierre taking this one!
Set the Timer, Run the Distance, Then Strike The Pose!
Bit Of Art Photography
Arica City View
Arica City View and Ocean

Other Side Of The Mountain

Houses in Arica

Monday, August 11, 2008

Now in Santiago Airport Waiting to Fly!

Well my time has come to an end in Chile.

I caught a flight this morning at 7am from Arica airport to Santiago. Took around 3 hours and was pretty good.
We stopped somewhere in the desert to refuel and there was some amazing scenery as we flew in.

Magno bussed it all the way from Arica to Santiago and enjoyed his 30 hour ride.

We are now sitting in Santiago airport waiting for our flight to depart at 2:15pm to Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Next stop: BRAZIL!!

Tamega wins Arica Chilean Challenge

Photo: IBA

The monster GT won the Arica Chilean Challenge for 2008.
He took out the final against Jeff Hubbard to which 2 years ago was the same final but Jeff won. So this was the revenge win after 2 years.

Magno Oliveira finished in 5th place and surfed very well throughout the whole competition.

Congratulations to Pierre and Winny for 3rd place and to all other riders!...

Thanks for a great film. Very amazing and i wish you luck with it for the future!..

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Arica Chilean Challenge - Tag Team Challenge

Arica Chilean Challenge - Tag Team Challenge.
Featuring the following countries.

Australia, Brazil, Canary Islands, Chile, Europe, Hawaii, Portugal and South Africa.

Arica Chilean Challenge - Tag Team Challenge from Rhyees W on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Arica Chilean Challenge - Round 2

The second installment from the Arica Chilean Challenge. Round 2 Highlights.

Arica Chilean Challenge - Round 2 from Rhyees W on Vimeo.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Arica Chilean Challenge - Round 1

Arica Chilean Challenge Round 1 Highlights Video i just finished.

Arica Chilean Challenge - Round 1 from Rhyees W on Vimeo.

Monday, July 28, 2008


The Brand created by the boys has finally been manufactured and arrived.

What does the brand mean and stand for.?
Uzmi translating to "The Boys" and Unit translating "Together or Family" signifies a unique family between everyone!.

Check out the hats below, there are 5 designs.
They can be purchased off the blog just by emailing me at, at Emerald Surf Shop in Cronulla, Australia or in Rio, Brazil at the next Rio BB Pro contest.

All hats are 100 % Cotton and are a fitted design with straight brim.
Sizes are:

7' - 56cm
7 1/4' - 58cm
7 1/2' - 60cm

We also have T-shirts available soon and Hoodies coming as well so stay updated for our unveiling of the Uzmi Unit Product Line!.