Forster Tuncurry Bodyboard Association: hitting the lip with both feet

Kallan Bragg has claimed the first round of the Forster Tuncurry Bodyboard Association (FTBA) 2014 Tour, in Australia.

Perfect waves, transparent barrels and sunny skies. The FTBA Tour is on, and six divisions were sent to the water: A, AA, Masters, Women, Drop-Knee and Open.

As the early rounds were concluded, the organization decided to run the competition in two banks. The finals saw winds and lulls playing their game in the bodyboarding contest.


Ben Player: two consecutive victories at Pipeline

Ben Player has conquered the APB Pipe Challenge 2014, in Banzai Pipeline, Hawaii.

The conditions were not perfect, but the forecast was showing unfavorable winds for the week ahead. Fortunately, the most unusual Pipe Challenge of the history of bodyboarding has been successfully concluded.

The final had four different nations fighting for the ultimate glory. Ben Player, Uri Valadao, Spencer Skipper, and Jared Houston offered a tight matchup, with multiple wave exchanges.


APB Pipe Challenge 2014: Backdoor opportunity

Jeff Hubbard, Ben Player, Amaury Lavernhe, Mike Stewart, Pierre Louis Costes, and the highest seeded riders are ready for their first heats of the APB Pipe Challenge 2014.

The second day of competition at Banzai Pipeline was held in 5-7 foot surf. Trialists and low-seeded bodyboarders had their chance to shine in the Hawaiian arena.

In Round 5, while the tide filled in, wildcards entered the contest and all competitors started pulling their trumps. Botha continued to put on a show posting the second highest score of the day in the opening heat.