Tristan Roberts: gaining experience in the cave

The Cave Rock Invitational 2015 will take place in June, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Andre Botha is the 2014 defending event champion, and he has already been confirmed in this year's all-star line-up. The cream of the crop has been cautiously picked by the iconic organizer.

"They all have a Hawaiian season under their belt. We have a South African celebrity, the inventor of the 'death launch' and, hands down, one of the hardest chargers to come out of the country ever," notes Michael Ostler, organizer of the Cave Rock Invitational.

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Mark McCarthy: eyeing gold | Photo: Lee-Anne Curtis-Cox/SABA

Mark McCarthy claimed the 2015 Cape Classic, at Yzerfontien and Derde Steen, in Cape Town, South Africa.

Over 60 bodyboarders attended the event which was initially run at Yzerfontien and later moved to Derde Steen. The finals had waves for all, allowing for inverts, backflips and carves.

In the Women's final, the new star of South African bodyboarding Robyn Nutt forced Pamela Bowren to give her best to take the overall title. Nutt finished second; Georgi McKeone and Francoise Joubert kept third and fourth.

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La Salie Pro 2015: the finalists line up under blood red skies | Photo: La Salie Pro

Pierre-Louis Costes and Joana Schenker have conquered the La Salie Pro 2015, in Aquitaine, France.

The first stop on the European Tour of Bodyboard (ETB) 2015 was deeply affected by large tidal ranges forcing organizers to complete all heats in two days.

In the last day of competition at La Salie Nord, there were pretty contestable overhead sets and offshore winds on offer. In the Men's division, the local riders showed how well they knew this spot, but the scenario was rather different in the Women's category.

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