Mat surfing: the original prone riding

In the beginning, water sports fanatics were riding a mat. No wax, no design, no hard slick bottoms, no leash. Just pure fun in the waves. Mat surfing is celebrating its 80th anniversary.

The magic carpet that glided over the surface of the waves had its glory days, a long time ago. George Greenough is widely considered the father of modern mat surfing, although he is not the inventor of the object itself.

In the early 1960s, the creative rider born in Santa Barbara had already given birth to kneeboards. The air mattress revolution soon followed.


Africa: plenty of juicy shore breaks available

Jonathan Bernon and Greg Vorster have released a video featuring an interesting shore break adventure along the African coastline.

Shore breaks are fun and dangerous, at the same time. It's a give-and-take game. Riding with your slick against the sand is not for all, but some bodyboarders are not willing to miss an opportunity.

This time, Jonathan Bernon and Greg Vorster traveled to a spot, somewhere in the African coastline, where uncrowded shore breaks and desert beaches greet you with a smile.


Guilherme Tâmega: Pipeline delivered beautiful waves and titles back in 1994

In 20 years, bodyboarding has changed a lot. Back in 1994, the winner of the International Morey Boogie Bodyboard Pro Championships, at Pipeline, was considered the world champion.

Guilherme Tâmega conquered the first world championship of his career, in 1994. It was also the first title ever for a Brazilian bodyboarder. In those days, the grand champion was crowned during the International Morey Boogie Bodyboard Pro Championships, at Pipeline.

Recent footage of the 1994 clash between Tâmega and Mike Stewart has shown us that those were days. Pipeline appears more powerful and thunderous than ever.