Sumatra: waves and jungle

Ben Player has spent ten days in the Sumatra jungle, in Indonesia. In that period, he scored epic waves and filmed a short movie.

"Sumatrium." The title says it all. When Ben Player, Ed Saltau, Dean Fergus, and Rod Owens decided to get out from their comfort zone, they knew they would find something special.

"We went up to Sumatra in the hope of having an adventure by exploring some new surf locations to film and shoot, and we stumbled across some of the best surf locations we have ever laid eyes on," confirms Player.


Bodyboard rails: a balance between control, speed and maneuverability

Rails are one of the most important features in a bodyboard. The side edges of a boogie board are responsible for steering your destiny on a wave.

Bodyboard shapers know how rails can make the difference in a bodyboard. Basically, there are two different types of rails: the 60/40 and the 50/50.

The numbers represent a rail/chine ratio. The 60/40 means that 40% is chine - the top part around the deck - and 60% is the lower proportion in direct contact with the wave.


Maxime Castillo: hitting the lip at Figueira da Foz | Photo: Figueira Wave Experience

Maxime Castillo has taken out the Figueira EuroBodyboard 2014, in Figueira da Foz, Portugal.

The second and penultimate stop on the European Tour of Bodyboard (ETB) 2014 was run in four-to-six foot waves, at Cabedelo Beach.

Pierre-Louis Costes, who won the first stage in La Salie, finished the Portuguese leg in third position behind Miguel Adao, and ahead of Anas Haddar.