APB World Tour: inverting the planet | Photo: Jimenez/APB World Tour

The Association of Professional Bodyboarding (APB) has announced the list of male and female riders that will compete in the 2015 APB World Tour.

There will be a total of 28 bodyboarders competing in the Men's World Tour. Eleven of them are from Brazil, four come from Hawaii, two are Australians, two are South African wave riders, two are Chilean, two from the Canary Islands.

Reunion Island, France, Basque Country, Morocco and Portugal have one athlete represented at the 2015 APB World Tour. The professional bodyboarding season kicks off in May, with the Arica Chilean Challenge.

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Nikoline: life's better when you're bodyboarding

Nikol is 60 years old, and a problem in her back may put her in a wheelchair in the future. However, she has found bodyboarding.

Nikoline met Salomon Moore, a temporary bodyboarding instructor, in Fuerteventura. Her passion for the water and ocean did the rest.

"I received a phone call from Pablo Prieto; he needed a substitute while he was traveling. The idea of teaching bodyboard classes wasn't my thing, but as soon as he told me the story behind it I was in," revealed Moore.

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East Coast: snow means bodyboarding

At the end of his search, Kyle Latch sighed with relief. Despite the snow and low temperatures, he found the waves he wanted. And then he shared it with an envious world.

Latch is absolutely right when he says "cold keeps a lot of people away, but it can still get crowded sometimes." In fact, wave riding is getting more and more popular everywhere in the planet.

So, "when the storms come, it is time to search for waves. It's been a winter wonderland up here with swell after swell. When the snow starts dumping, it's time to hop into the 6/5mm hooded full suit with some 7mm boots and mittens."

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