Davis Blackwell: eyeing the Open Men division | Photo: Surfing WA/Woolacott

Western Australia is ready for the opening event of the 2015 SunSmart WA Bodyboard Titles. The stage is set at Smith's Reef, in Yallingup.

The three-event series will kick off with bodyboarders competing across eight separate divisions. After Yallingup, the circuit will travel to Mandurah and the Perth prior to the National Titles in August.

"Yallingup has hosted plenty of amazing events over the years and we're excited to utilise the powerful breaks in the area. The forecast is looking positive for the weekend, so we're expecting to see some great action," underlines Justin Majeks, event manager at Surfing Western Australia.


Harley Ward: a Shipstern Bluff connoisseur | Photo: Geoff Swan

Do you consider yourself a successful barrel rider? Remember that the party isn't over till Harley Ward finishes his things.

"This was the funnest morning ever!" reveals the Shipstern Bluff connoisseur. And you can easily confirm his words. In "One Lucky Day," Ward never wets his hair in the cavernous Tasmanian tubes.

Midway through the insane video you yell "Stop the madness!" But he won't stop. One wave after another, the tallest bodyboarder in the region keeps defying the liquid monster.


Sean McElroy: the 2014 BIA Tour champion | Photo: Matthew Byzak

It is California's only bodyboarding circuit, and it might be the most important series in the United States. The Bodyboarder International Association (BIA) has announced the full schedule for the 2015 season.

Bodyboarding is an American invention, but that doesn't mean the sport is running smoothly in US waters. The USBA is sleepy, so the BIA keeps its soulful path in a big ship without a rudder.

Armed with a new logo and a new website the 2015 BIA Tour will visit five different venues before crowning a champion for the 20th year. Sean McElroy is the 2014 BIA Tour Pro Men's defending champion.