Michael Ostler: barreled in black and white | Photo: Warren Baynes

Michael Ostler has been named the winner of the African edition of the Free Surf Bodyboarding (FSB) World Tour.

According to the panel of five judges and the public voting, the bodyboarder from Durban submitted the best surf clip in the birthplace of humanity. The contest window ran between August and September 2015.

Ostler, 25, delivered a one-minute video of highly technical aerial maneuvers, long and deep barrels, and drone shots at Cave Rock. Craig Hansen, Simon Heale and Warren Baynes filmed the winning footage.

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Jared Houston: driving off the bottom | Photo: Helio Antonio/APB

Jared Houston has taken out the Nazaré Pro 2015, in Praia do Norte, Portugal.

The four-man final held in wind-affected one-meter surf saw two South African bodyboarders - Houston and Tristan Roberts - riding against Amaury Lavernhe and Pierre-Louis Costes.

The French-speaking athletes opened the show with a few low-scoring waves, but Jared and Tristan wanted more, looked focused, and in-tune with the difficult ocean conditions. With a 9.50-point ride, Houston had the title in his hands.

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Alexandra Rinder: second world title at only 17 | Photo: Pablo Jimenez/APB

She has done it again. Alexandra Rinder has conquered the 2015 APB World Bodyboarding Tour.

The young rider from the Canary Islands snatched a back-to-back world title at the Nazaré Pro, in Praia do Norte, Portugal. Rinder, 17, had already written a magical page in the history of bodyboarding when she became the youngest ever world champion.

But her second world title was no less dramatic than in 2014. Rinder made a mistake and had an interference was called on her decisive quarterfinal heat against Jessica Becker. With her second result cut in half, Alexandra was put in an impossible combination situation of 20.51 points.

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