- 09 August 2009 | Bodyboarding
The Bodyboard Expedition is a new project created by pro bodyboarder Jacob Reeve and professional filmmaker James Prola.
The mission is to help raise the next generation of bodyboarders, promoting power, style, bravery, character and skill. We desire to advance the sport of bodyboarding by using the latest technology to host a new kind of video adventure competition which documents, showcases, compares and contrasts the next generation of bodyboarders in waves best suited for bodyboarding.
We travel with contestants to specific locations for an extended period of time. This allows each rider to perform to the fullest of their abilities, not bound by unreasonable time limits and bad conditions. We bring 3 videographers (instead of judges) to video every session. After each trip we edit and posts each rider's custom segment for public viewing and voting.
The Mexico contest has been our greatest adventure yet. It was held in Mainland for 15 days with 8 participants, 2 videographers, and 2 photographers. Jacob Reeve and Phil Harnsberger went head to head in the pro division, with Sundaran Gillespie, Chris Branscombe, Brad Mibas, Charles Marabella, Dillon Fowler, and Seaver Sizemore competing in the amateur division. Exploring the rugged coast line led us to several untouched waves and some interesting experiences.
We are putting the finishing touches on the competitor's segments, and the contest should be online for public voting in early September. The winners from our last BBX Ventura contest will be announced in the next couple weeks.