Arica, Chile: the Latin Pipeline and Backdoor

Ben Player will be defending his Arica Chilean Challenge title, the third stage of the 2014 APB World Tour hits Chile, on the 15th August.

They call it the Latin Pipeline and Backdoor. Arica is located on the northern tip of Chile, and it offers a unique cold water reef break that seems designed for high-performance bodyboarding.

The wave offers a heavy left-hander, but also a long right-hander. Its consistency and heavy barrels are complemented with a huge air arena that can easily test champions.


Salt Horizon: there's something pumping out the back

Matt Lackey and Michael Jennings have announced "Salt Horizon", a new short film series featuring high-performance bodyboarding at its very best.

Filmed in Scotland, Java, Portugal, the Philippines, Bali, as well as the Gold Coast, North and South Coasts of NSW, Victoria, South and Western Australia, "Salt Horizon" promises everything a bodyboarder could desire.

Ryan Hardy, Chris James, Joe Clarke, Cade Sharp, Michael Novy, Jones Russell, Chase O'Leary, Matt lackey, Damien Martin and Ash Bryant are some of the bodyboarders caught on tape.


Andre Botha: experience pays off | Photo: Kevin Sawyer

Andre Botha has claimed the prestigious Cave Rock Invitational 2014, at the Bluff, in Durban, South Africa.

Waves were not huge, but they were clearly interesting in the four-to-five foot range. Mike Ostler, the event organizer, raised the green light, and everyone went for broke.

Former world bodyboarding champion Andre Botha was definitely fired up and showed from the very beginning that he wanted to win the event.