Uri Valadao: chasing airs

The Association of Professional Bodyboarders (APB) has confirmed the 2012 Itacoatiara Pro, to be held between 23rd July and 3rd August, in Brazil.

The 4-Star bodyboarding competition will attract the world's top male and female riders, and plays an important role in the 2014 APB World Tour. Itacoatiara is a fast, hollow wedge with three main beach breaks: Costao, Meio and Pampo.

The Brazilian wedge will defy Ben Player, who is leading the rankings after a hard-fought victory at the Pipe Pro, the first event of the season. Uri Valadao is second, and Spencer Skipper is third.

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Keahi Parker: he never leaves his black Science board

Keahi Parker is the new star emerging from Mike Stewart's bodyboarding entourage.

The young gun from the Big Island of Hawaii has one thing that might be useful for a future bodyboarding champion. Keahi Parker is obsessed with Pipeline. He likes it when it's dangerous and big.

"I have been living on Oahu for over five years now and have logged an insane amount of hours learning about all the dynamics that make Pipe. Ask any real Pipeline wave rider about missing a day or even a session at firing Pipe and you can see the intensity in their eyes," explains Parker.

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Gastão Entrudo: champagne, women and waves

Portuguese bodyboarder Gastão Entrudo has released "Addictions", a short film on waves, whiskey, women, poker and cigars.

There are many types of addictions. In a matter of time, you will be their hostage. In the end, if you lose, you got to get back to your roots, with an empty pocket.

Portugal has great bodyboarding waves. As Gastão Entrudo plays his playboy role in the movie, you discover multiple surf breaks along the coast.

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