- 09 June 2015 | Bodyboarding
The world's best bodyboarders are ready to drop in. The 2015 Association of Professional Bodyboarders (APB) World Tour kicks off with the Itacoatiara Pro, between July 2nd-12th, in Brazil.
A new season brings a brand new addition to the event - the Pro Junior category. The young talents have proved they can ignite the spectators on the beach, so they will also have their competition.
And you know Itacoatiara. The powerful, wedgy beach break is located in Niteroi, 40 kilometers away from north of Rio De Janiero. "Pampo" is a heavy wave, and it is also considered one of the scariest and most dangerous peaks in Brazil. Perfect for deep tubes and giant aerial moves.
- 29 May 2015 | Bodyboarding
The 360-degree forward spin is a basic bodyboarding maneuver. It is also one of the classiest moves in the sport's bag of tricks. Learn how to pull it nice and easy.
One of the most important tips is that you shouldn't start by doing a 360 too close to the barrel, or too far away from the pocket. Yes, it is possible to do it inside the tube, but that's not the best way to learn it. And no, don't do it in the flat section.
The forward 360 in bodyboarding allows you to keep the ball running. It is not - or it shouldn't be - a finishing trick. When you complete a forward spin, you're expected to continue riding the wave.
- 25 May 2015 | Bodyboarding
Jake Stone is the 2015 Australian Bodyboarding Association (ABA) Tour champion.
The bodyboarder from the Sunshine Coast conquered the 2015 Knights Beach Pro, in Port Elliot, South Australia, and collected enough points to steal the overall title before the final stop: the Mystics Pro.
The new King of the Knights stole the sword and the 2015 ABA Tour with yet another flawless performance at Knights Beach's left wedges. In the final, he defeated Davis Blackwell.
“I’ve never gone back-to-back with anything before. I was getting cocky after a few big scores, but when I heard that Davis got a 9.33 with a few minutes to go, I had to refocus to win. It was a rad final," expressed Stone.
"Just wanted to say thanks to the ABA Tour for running an awesome Aussie tour! A huge thanks to my trainer Donal Carr - my back and body has never felt better; my mentor and just all round legend Michael Eppelstun. Looking forward to the World Tour!"
Jake Stone won his second consecutive ABA Tour. He is the first rider to land a 720 air in competitive bodyboarding. The Queensland expert pulled it at the 2013 New South Wales South Coast Crusade.
Tanner McDaniel also stood out in both the Pro Men and Junior divisions. The Hawaiian prodigy ended up winning the Junior clash against Simon Cassidy, Lachie Breaky and Jesse Landrigan.