Uri Valadao and Alexandra Rinder: Chilean smiles | Photo: Cristian Rudolffi

Uri Valadao and Alexandra Rinder have conquered the 2014 Antofagasta Bodyboard Festival, at Ola La Cupula, Chile.

This was the event of all surprises. The last day of competition at the 2014 Antofagasta Bodyboard Festival brought new names to the world bodyboarding center stage.

With Amaury Lavernhe being put out of the waves by Eder Luciano, Pierre-Louis Costes regained leadership of the APB World Tour rankings after reaching quarterfinals. But Brahim Iddouch had other plans, and the French had to settle with a fifth place.


Antofagasta Bodyboard Festival: girls rock the spot | Photo: Cristian Rudolffi

The 2014 Antofagasta Bodyboard Festival is in the water, in Chile.

The Women's division is up and running. In Round 2, and despite the small wave conditions, 14-year-old Anais Velis and Giselle Caselli started the day by defeating seeded riders Juliana Freitas and Valentina Diaz.

Two-time world champion Soraia Rocha pulled a roll-to-spin-to-roll combination to win her heat, and score the highest two-wave total of the day. Ayaka Suzuki, from Japan, advanced as well. Lumar Guittard, Paloma Freyggang, Joselane Amorim and Andrea Carvalho also got through.


Hubboards - The Movie: a signature drop

"Hubboards - The Movie" is probably one of the most exciting bodyboarding films of the 21st century. And that's because there are two special Kauaians in it.

Jeff and Dave may share the same surname, but they are two completely different bodyboarders. The Hubbard brothers are world champions and have teamed up to create a bodyboard brand - Hubboards.

Their insights are valuable when designing high-performance bodyboards. Whether you're a prone or drop-knee enthusiast, Jeff and Dave Hubbard will always teach you something.