Dave Winchester: fifteen years later, he won the Jeff Wilcox Memorial

Dave Winchester has taken out the prestigious Jeff Wilcox Memorial 2014, at Tuncurry Beach, New South Wales, Australia.

The 17th edition of the Jeff Wilcox Memorial was run in spectacular wave conditions. In two days, the cream of Australian bodyboarding gathered around pristine barrels to celebrate the memory of Jeff Wilcox.

In the opening rounds, riders were blessed with clean three-to-four foot tubes and impeccable A-frames. It was time to display everyone's barrel riding and aerial antics.


Uri Valadao and Alexandra Rinder: Chilean smiles | Photo: Cristian Rudolffi

Uri Valadao and Alexandra Rinder have conquered the 2014 Antofagasta Bodyboard Festival, at Ola La Cupula, Chile.

This was the event of all surprises. The last day of competition at the 2014 Antofagasta Bodyboard Festival brought new names to the world bodyboarding center stage.

With Amaury Lavernhe being put out of the waves by Eder Luciano, Pierre-Louis Costes regained leadership of the APB World Tour rankings after reaching quarterfinals. But Brahim Iddouch had other plans, and the French had to settle with a fifth place.


Antofagasta Bodyboard Festival: girls rock the spot | Photo: Cristian Rudolffi

The 2014 Antofagasta Bodyboard Festival is in the water, in Chile.

The Women's division is up and running. In Round 2, and despite the small wave conditions, 14-year-old Anais Velis and Giselle Caselli started the day by defeating seeded riders Juliana Freitas and Valentina Diaz.

Two-time world champion Soraia Rocha pulled a roll-to-spin-to-roll combination to win her heat, and score the highest two-wave total of the day. Ayaka Suzuki, from Japan, advanced as well. Lumar Guittard, Paloma Freyggang, Joselane Amorim and Andrea Carvalho also got through.