Vert: one of the oldest bodyboarding publications in the world

Vert Magazine, one of the oldest bodyboarding publications in the world, will no longer hit the shelves of the surf shops.

It all started in November 1994, when three Portuguese friends decided to create their own bodyboard magazine. The rest is history. Vert has inspired many bodyboarders, and introduced young generations to the sport.

The news of a "Farewell Issue" is sending waves of shock, not only through the Portuguese bodyboarding community, but also in a wider planetary spectrum. Is the current state of pro bodyboarding destroying waters sports media?


Lachlan Cramsie: white water dreams

Lachlan Cramsie has been crowned the 2013 Rebel Sport Pro Tour, at Coffs Harbour, Australia, during the 32nd RAW National Bodyboarding Titles.

The Queensland bodyboarder proved that he is currently the best competitive rider in the country, by not only winning the Open Men and Pro Men titles, but claiming the Rebel Sport Pro Tour Championship as well.

Cramsie's clean-up began when he defeated some tough opposition in the Open Men's final, defeating Lewy Finnegan, Pearson Tully and Joey Orme.


Mike Stewart: UK waters are cold

Mike Stewart has traveled to the United Kingdom to surf and greet hundreds of hardcore bodyboarding fans, in Newquay.

Despite the howling north westerly gales, nine-time world bodyboarding champion Mike Stewart and Tom Rigby, tasted the power of Tolcarne Beach.

Stewart's incredible fitness, skills and silky smooth style was put at test. Later, Mike signed autographs, posed for hundreds of photographs and answered questions.