Ben Veitch: small is beautiful

Ben Veitch has won the opening round of the 2014 Western Australia Bodyboard Titles, at Yallingup.

Waves were scarce, and the event was forced to go mobile in a true "wild west" search for the best waves on offer. Two spots were surfed - a reef and a beach break.

Veitch, from Margaret River, confirmed he's still a force to be reckoned with, defeating Western Australia up and comers George Humphreys and Lewy Finnegan in the Open Men's final.

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Pipeline: a bodysurfing challenge

The Hawaiian waterman Mike Stewart has conquered the 2014 Pipeline Bodysurfing Experience, at Banzai Pipeline.

The former world bodyboarding champion, 50, has stolen the 14th Pipeline Bodysurfing title of his career. Mark Cunningham finished runner-up, while BK Holt secured third.

The Pipeline Bodysurfing Classic is the first surfing event to be run at Pipeline, on the North Shore of Oahu. The first ever Pipeline Bodysurfing Classic was held in February 1971, while the inaugural Pipe Masters was held in December 1971.

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Alex Uranga: back for good

Alex Uranga has claimed the Sumol Nazaré Special Edition 2014, at Praia do Norte, Nazaré, Portugal.

The big wave bodyboarding event was held in shifting wave and wind conditions. The early morning waves were pumping in the four-to-eight foot range. Later in the swell dropped, but it was all still very contestable.

As the competition entered the final stages, waves got bigger, and adrenaline levels kicked in. The power of Nazaré has been confirmed, once again, this time with some of the best bodyboarders in the planet.

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