Pierre Louis-Costes: king of European bodyboarding

Pierre Louis-Costes has been crowned the 2013 European Tour of Bodyboard champion, for the second consecutive time.

The French bodyboarder sealed the deal in the last event of the season, the Morocco Bodyboard Pro 2013, held at Medhia Beach.

"Stoked to become 2013 European champion. It was a difficult day due to small conditions and ferocious competitors but, in the end, things worked out well and by finishing second in Morocco, I was able to secure the second European title of my career", says Costes.


Campbell's Beach: sharks are rare

Zac Young, a 19-year-old bodyboarder, has lost his life in a shark attack, at Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia.

Young was enjoying waves with his friends at Campbell's Beach, when a bull shark bit his legs. They were catching waves at a spot named "The Well", 200 meters off Riecks Point.

The bodyboarder fought the shark and had to be taken to the beach by his friends. Although he was treated by the medical team, Zac Young wouldn't survive the loss of blood.


Ben Player: the worst title of his career

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.