Pierre-Louis Costes: backflipping at the 2015 Annaëlle Challenge | Photo: Annaëlle Challenge

Pierre-Louis Costes has claimed the 2015 Annaëlle Challenge, held in an island located off the coast of Finistère, in France.

The former world bodyboarding champion won the sixth edition of the prestigious APB Tour specialty event, in which 16 wave riders tackle a speedy right-hand slab.

After a wild first day of action in the remote island, four bodyboarders earned a ticket to the ultimate showdown. The 45-minute final had Costes, Borja Gainzarain, Jeremy Arnoux, and Julien Le Sehan battling for gold and glory.

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Socrates Santana: the 2015 APB Pro Junior World Tour champion

For many, he was a complete stranger. The new 2015 APB Pro Junior World Tour champion came from a difficult social background and battled his way through to open a new hope for thousands of young bodyboarding talents.

His name is Socrates Santana. He was born on the 22nd November 1998, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He caught his first wave when he was nine years of age, at Copacabana.

Santana always lived by the beach, at Favela Pavao-Pavaozinho. His parents had a small business renting beach chairs and selling coconut water and drinks.

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Dave Winchester: a drop into a painting

Dave Winchester has been hunting beach breaks. As a result, you're invited to sit back, relax, and watch how it's done.

For many young riders, Dave Winchester is an idol. His all-around skills have conquered the world of bodyboarding, whether he's with a jersey on, or simply riding free, out in the wild.

Dave Winchester opted for not competing at a professional level in 2015. You can't blame him. But despite being out of the APB Tour, "Winny" kept training and fine-tuning his maneuvers in a wide variety of conditions.

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