Knights Beach: barrels and wedges | Photo: Surfing Australia

The Australian Bodyboard Association (ABA) has released the schedule for the 2015 ABA Tour.

The 2015 ABA Tour will be run in four stages. The peak management body for bodyboarding across Australia believes that the success of last year's wedgy venues should be considered.

Therefore, the official Australian pro bodyboarding circuit will return to Mandurah, Duranbah, Knights and Mystics in wintertime.

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APB World Tour: inverting the planet | Photo: Jimenez/APB World Tour

The Association of Professional Bodyboarding (APB) has announced the list of male and female riders that will compete in the 2015 APB World Tour.

There will be a total of 28 bodyboarders competing in the Men's World Tour. Eleven of them are from Brazil, four come from Hawaii, two are Australians, two are South African wave riders, two are Chilean, two from the Canary Islands.

Reunion Island, France, Basque Country, Morocco and Portugal have one athlete represented at the 2015 APB World Tour. The professional bodyboarding season kicks off in May, with the Arica Chilean Challenge.

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Nikoline: life's better when you're bodyboarding

Nikol is 60 years old, and a problem in her back may put her in a wheelchair in the future. However, she has found bodyboarding.

Nikoline met Salomon Moore, a temporary bodyboarding instructor, in Fuerteventura. Her passion for the water and ocean did the rest.

"I received a phone call from Pablo Prieto; he needed a substitute while he was traveling. The idea of teaching bodyboard classes wasn't my thing, but as soon as he told me the story behind it I was in," revealed Moore.

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