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.

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Waves: IBA should learn how to crown champions in the flats

The 2013 IBA World Tour has been shut down, with two bodyboarders tied in the season rankings. What could be done to crown a fair champion?


It is one of the worst nightmares in the history of professional bodyboarding. Fans are disappointed and angry. Only the Hawaiian, Australian, Chilean and Brazilian stages were successfully completed.

Ben Player and Amaury Lavernhe would dispute the world title at the Fronton Challenge, but the event was cancelled only two weeks before the beginning of its waiting period.

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Ben Player: this season turned him upside down

Ben Player may be crowned the 2013 IBA World Tour, despite finishing the season tied on points with Amaury Lavernhe.


The International Bodyboarding Association (IBA) has announced the cancellation of the Fronton Challenge 2013, which would crown a new world champion.

Ben Player and Amaury Lavernhe are tied in the ranking with 5900 points, but there is an odd guideline in the IBA Rule Book that may be favorable to the former Australian world champion.

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