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.

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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.

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Jamie O'Brien: a bodyboarding expert

Jamie O'Brien, the multifaceted wave rider from Oahu, will compete at the APB Pipe Challenge 2014.


Make no mistake. Yes, it's him. The 2004 Pipe Masters champions will be competing in the most important event of the professional bodyboarding.

O'Brien, who has already got barreled with two surfboards, is seeded in Heat 5, Round 1 of the APBPipe Challenge 2014 against Hirotoshi Takehashi, Pedro Machado and Steve Rogers.

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