Welcome to the most spectacular unsuccessful rides of the year 2014, also known as wipeouts. Whether at El Buey or Puerto Escondido, many surfers suffered the wrath of Neptune and Poseidon.
The judging panel of the 2015 Billabong XXL Awards will have plenty of work to do. At least, when it comes to analyzing hideous wipeouts. And Latin America has been particularly spicy in this field.
El Buey is one of the heaviest waves in Chile. The spot located near Arica has claimed a large collection of surfboards over the past few months. Ask Gabriel Villaran and Marcos Monteiro.
Jérémy Arnoux has conquered the Annaëlle Challenge 2014, held off the coast of Finistère, in France.
The most important bodyboarding competition in French waters was run in outstanding maritime conditions. The event is in its fifth edition, but it has never seen waves like these.
The early rounds had riders competing in 35-minute heats, with unlimited waves and the two best scores counting for the overall score. The grand final narrowed the fleet to four bodyboarders: Alex Uranga, David Le Fèvre, Jérémy Arnoux, and Pierre-Louis Costes.