- 29 November 2013 | Bodyboarding
The International Bodyboarding Association (IBA) has announced that Ben Player is the winner of the 2013 IBA Grand Slam Series World Tour.
Player and Amaury Lavernhe were tied in the overall rankings before the final stage, the Fronton Challenge, which would decide the 2013 IBA World Tour champion.
The decisive event was cancelled and the IBA decided to deliver the title to the Australian, based on the overall 2012 results. Were there wise alternatives? Yes, there were.
- 27 November 2013 | Bodyboarding
Josh Kaihe has taken out the 2013 Shark Island Challenge, off Cronulla Point, in Australia.
After several delays, organizers were able to call a start to the competition when tides and swell arrived on the reef.
The local charger beated Ben Player in one of the heaviest reef waves in Australia. Some of the world's best bodyboarders competed in the event.
- 23 November 2013 | Bodyboarding
A new bodyboard design promises a revolution in the art of catching waves.
Simon Moore, inventor and designer from Blackburn, United Kingdom, believes he has developed an innovative bodyboard that will help you catch waves easier.
"I had been working on an underwater parachute braking system designed to help slow down ships and yachts, in storms. This helped form the basis of my new invention", explains Moore on his Wave Catcher plea, at Kickstarter.