Andre Botha: experience pays off | Photo: Kevin Sawyer

Andre Botha has claimed the prestigious Cave Rock Invitational 2014, at the Bluff, in Durban, South Africa.

Waves were not huge, but they were clearly interesting in the four-to-five foot range. Mike Ostler, the event organizer, raised the green light, and everyone went for broke.

Former world bodyboarding champion Andre Botha was definitely fired up and showed from the very beginning that he wanted to win the event.

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Bodyboarding: a well-respected sport in Australia

The inaugural Wahu Australian Bodyboard Titles will be held for the first time during the Australian Surf Festival.

The event will run at Coffs Harbour, home to a number of great beach break options that work in a variety of wind and swell conditions.

The main base for the event will be Park Beach, which is located north east of the Coffs Harbour CBD.

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Jared Houston: he loved the Itacoatiare wedges | Photo: Tony Dandrea/APB World Tour

Jared Houston has claimed the Itacoatiara Pro 2014, held in Niteroi, Brazil.

The South African bodyboarder defeated former world champion Pierre Louis Costes, in the decisive heat, with thick six-foot waves pumping in the Brazilian wedge.

Houston had a tough clash in the quarterfinals, as he had to beat an in-form Mike Stewart. The Hawaiian proved that age is no barrier, and forced Jared to give all he had.

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