Mark McCarthy: eyeing gold | Photo: Lee-Anne Curtis-Cox/SABA

Mark McCarthy claimed the 2015 Cape Classic, at Yzerfontien and Derde Steen, in Cape Town, South Africa.

Over 60 bodyboarders attended the event which was initially run at Yzerfontien and later moved to Derde Steen. The finals had waves for all, allowing for inverts, backflips and carves.

In the Women's final, the new star of South African bodyboarding Robyn Nutt forced Pamela Bowren to give her best to take the overall title. Nutt finished second; Georgi McKeone and Francoise Joubert kept third and fourth.

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La Salie Pro 2015: the finalists line up under blood red skies | Photo: La Salie Pro

Pierre-Louis Costes and Joana Schenker have conquered the La Salie Pro 2015, in Aquitaine, France.

The first stop on the European Tour of Bodyboard (ETB) 2015 was deeply affected by large tidal ranges forcing organizers to complete all heats in two days.

In the last day of competition at La Salie Nord, there were pretty contestable overhead sets and offshore winds on offer. In the Men's division, the local riders showed how well they knew this spot, but the scenario was rather different in the Women's category.

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Vulcan: Pride is proud of their fins

Pride Bodyboards have announced the release of "Vulcan", a brand new bodyboarding fin system.

The French brand started working on the "Vulcan" fins in June, 2013. After a succession of drawings, molds and tests, the first models are ready to hit the world market.

"It's been a pretty lengthy process. Every time we came back with something that wasn't quite right, the Pride Lab, with integrity and consideration, would modify it to the point where we feel it's pretty perfect," explained Jared Houston.

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