Bodypo: a bodyboard/paipo made of cork and fiberglass | Photo: California Surfcraft

An alternative San Francisco-based surf craft company has developed a new kind of board. The "Bodypo" is shaped like a bodyboard but thin like a paipo.

The world is changing, and the surf industry is adapting to new times. California Surfcraft, a sustainable surfing project led by Dave Hahn, has designed a hybrid bodyboard/paipo board. In other words, the beautiful "Bodypo" combines the performance and response of a bodyboard with the speed of a paipo.

"The 'Bodypo' design and construction is a big step forward in sustainable surf design, while maintaining, and in some ways improving, on performance," Hahn tells SurferToday.com.

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Hubboards: Jeff checks the rail

Hubboards have officially launched the Quad Core bodyboard series.

In the last two years, the brand founded by Jeff and Dave Hubbard has developed a new and exclusive core. After testing and perfecting it, the first units are ready to hit the market.

"We fused two different layers of polypropylene around a robust, reactive intermediate layer called tension tech mesh suspension. The bottom layer was designed for speed and projection, and the top layer was designed for softer landings," Hubboards explain.

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Royal Blood: a bodyboarding monarchy

Were you born with "Royal Blood" ? If not, watch the kings of contemporary bodyboarding from a different perspective.

Angles. "Royal Blood," the new film by Tyge Landa, is all about innovative, fresh new angles. Although it is never easy to introduce change in action sports movies, Landa did it. Zooming in and shooting from unexpected viewpoints.

In the heart of the kingdom, Ben Player, Jake Stone, Ryan Hardy, Jones Russell and Jase Finlay display royal ancestry. They're monarchs with bodyboarding running through their veins.

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