Pipeline: welcoming pro bodyboarders since 1982

The strangest professional bodyboarding season of all time kicks off on the 14th February, 2014, in Pipeline, Hawaii.


Tension can't be hidden. The first waves of 2014 will be ridden in a completely new format. Born from the ashes of an institution named International Bodyboarding Association (IBA), a new circuit has emerged to save the honor of professional prone riding.

The Association of Professional Bodyboarders (APB) didn't have time to breathe. In less than two months, the organization led by Mike Stewart and friends managed to put up the APB Pipe Challenge 2014.

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Ryan Hardy: finding the exit

In 2014, Ryan Hardy will dedicate his time to freesurfing, pulling new moves, coaching at his own bodyboarding school, and traveling. The world bodyboarding tour is not in his plans.


After announcing a move to Funkshen Bodyboards, Ryan Hardy confirmed he will not be participating in an alternative world tour held by the Association of Professional Bodyboarders (APB).

"The tour is experiencing some uncertainty right now, but there is more than enough passionate, experienced bodyboarders in the political mix to push this tour forward for years to come," he told our friends at Riptide Magazine.

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Guilherme Tamega: it's always difficult to pick the right colors

Uri Valadao has signed a contract with Guilherme Tamega's brand new GT Boards.


The 2008 IBA World Tour champion will be riding GT Boards by Guilherme Tâmega. Valadao was born on the 30th Abril, 1985, in Salvador, Brazil.

He first rode a board when he was eight years old. Uri Valadao has conquered five Brazilian bodyboarding titles, and clinched his maiden world trophy in 2008, after finishing runner-up in 2007.

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