BIA Tour: the best of Californian bodyboarding

Sean McElroy has taken out the 2014 Manhattan Beach Pro/Am, in Los Angeles.

The first stop on the 2014 Bodyboarder International Association was held in sunny two-to-three foot surf. California's ultimate bodyboarding circuit attracted over 75 riders.

Local knowledge once again prevailed at Manhattan Beach, as resident pro rider Nick Borgens claimed first place in the Drop Knee division. Veteran Enrique De Solar came out of retirement and bashed his way to second place, followed by Justin Cadiente and Jeff Bragg.

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Staircase bodyboarding: no reefs, just concrete walls

Normally, there are two competitive divisions in bodyboarding: prone and drop-knee, but there's a third specialty coming up. Meet staircase bodyboarding.

Bodyboarding is a water sport in which riders get the most out of ocean waves. But the sport invented by Tom Morey is in constant evolution and enthusiasts are taking it down the stairs.

In fact, we don't need water or waves in order to ride a bodyboard anymore. If you live in a double storey house or apartment, stairs exist to be ridden.

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Passing Through: a flying fish

"Passing Through" is a DVD and book combo featuring nine top-class bodyboarders in 10 surf trips.

The bodyboard movie includes a collection of footage captured in 2013. Nick Gornall, Tom Rigby, Pierre Louis Costes, Jared Houston, Jase Finlay, Dallas Singer, Jake Stone, Michael Novy, and Sam Bennett have been invited to amaze you.

"We never do things by halves here, so not only did we make a feature film but we crafted an 188-page hardcover book filled with over 130 images from the adventures that shaped the final edit," explain our friends at Le Boogie.

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