Lilly Pollard: high spirits

Lilly Pollard has broken her neck and back while surfing at Mystics Beach, New South Wales, Australia.

The pro bodyboarder who claimed the APB Pipe Challenge 2014 was taken to the Wollongong Hospital "with pain to her neck, head and lower extremities", according to newspaper the Illawarra Mercury.

The X-ray test shows that Pollard, 32, didn't suffer spinal damage although she remained in a "serious but stable condition".

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Ben Veitch: small is beautiful

Ben Veitch has won the opening round of the 2014 Western Australia Bodyboard Titles, at Yallingup.

Waves were scarce, and the event was forced to go mobile in a true "wild west" search for the best waves on offer. Two spots were surfed - a reef and a beach break.

Veitch, from Margaret River, confirmed he's still a force to be reckoned with, defeating Western Australia up and comers George Humphreys and Lewy Finnegan in the Open Men's final.

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Pipeline: a bodysurfing challenge

The Hawaiian waterman Mike Stewart has conquered the 2014 Pipeline Bodysurfing Experience, at Banzai Pipeline.

The former world bodyboarding champion, 50, has stolen the 14th Pipeline Bodysurfing title of his career. Mark Cunningham finished runner-up, while BK Holt secured third.

The Pipeline Bodysurfing Classic is the first surfing event to be run at Pipeline, on the North Shore of Oahu. The first ever Pipeline Bodysurfing Classic was held in February 1971, while the inaugural Pipe Masters was held in December 1971.

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