Jared Houston: the 2015 APB World Tour champion | Photo: APB

Jared Houston has been crowned the 2015 Association of Professional Bodyboarders (APB) World Tour champion, at Middles Beach, in Isabela, Puerto Rico.

Despite the challenging ocean conditions, the tension in the air, and the unexpected fallouts, November 9th will forever be remembered as one of the most unforgettable days in competitive bodyboarding. All three world title contenders lost heats, and it was Jeff Hubbard who decided the game.

Jared Houston was the first giant to fall. The South African, who led the rankings heading into the final event of the season, lost momentum and was forced to watch the world title race from dry sand.

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Jared Houston: he will have to wait on the beach to see what happens | Photo: Diaz/APB

A new 2015 APB World Tour champion is in the making, as the Encanto Pro Cultura enters the third day of competition, at Middle Beach, in Isabela, Puerto Rico.

The stars of professional bodyboarding have entered the final stages of the event. Jared Houston, the rankings leader, won his Round 5 heat, including a Perfect 10-point ride.

However, 17-year-old Chilean bodyboarder Nelson Flores and Jeff Hubbard sent the South African rider home early, in their three-man Round 6 clash.

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Air Roll Spin (ARS): a combination of a forward spin and an el rollo | Photo: D'Andrea/APB

It's one of the most popular maneuvers in contemporary bodyboarding. The air roll spin (ARS) is not as complicated as it looks. Let's learn how to pull it and land it.

The ARS is a combination of two key bodyboarding tricks: the forward spin (360), and the el rollo. The move was invented in 1993 by Michael "Eppo" Eppelstun, after watching Ben Holland performed a tweaked air reverse.

Eppelstun landed it for the first time at Lighthouse Beach, in Port Macquarie, New South Wales. Three months later, at North Wall, he went for a section, hesitated and ended up flying and landing backwards. The backflip had been born.

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