Cade Sharp: stoked, broke, and happy

The bodyboarding adventures of Cade Sharp will come to life in the form of "Stoked And Broke," an episode series released by Funkshen Bodyboards.

Australia is a large country surrounded by swells coming from all angles. As a result, an Australian rider has a lot of work to do on home turf, before embarking on international ventures.

Cade Sharp had a pragmatic approach. He and his friend bought a bus and a dog and went on to explore the surfing diversity of his country. "Stoked And Broke" was filmed by Grace Charlton and Michael Jennings.

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Michael Novy: ready to reconquer his big wave bodyboarding title | Photo: Trent Slatter/Nomad

After a successful inaugural year, the 2016/2017 Nomad Big Wave Awards are back with more great rides by a series of talented and fearless Australian bodyboarders.

The Australian Bodyboarding Association (ABA) has announced that all riders will be able to submit their big wave rides for free, to transform the event into a truly global competition.

The waiting period for the new season spans from June 1st, 2016 to February 1st, 2017, and only waves bigger than eight feet on the face will enter the official selection.

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Bodyboarding: the APB wants to share the stoke with the world | Photo: APB

The Association of Professional Bodyboarders (APB) announced an agreement to sell World Bodyboarding Tour's TV rights to Epicentre.TV.

The broadcasting deal is valid for five years and includes the online broadcast to global audiences. Additionally, Epicentre.TV expects to be featuring all major APB World Tour stops on live television by 2018.

Alex Leon, CEO at APB, plans to increase pro bodyboarding's visibility so that the sport secures a naming rights sponsor for the World Tour and, as a result, more prize money for all riders.

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