Branbon Bay, Ireland: rip currents are everywhere | Photo: Red Bull

A 14-year-old bodyboarder risked his own life to save two siblings from drowning, at The Maharees, in Brandon Bay, Ireland.

Billy Cronin, a trainee lifeguard and passionate bodyboarder, rescued brother and sister from the powerful surf conditions and strong rip currents. They had been swept 300 meters away from the beach.

"I keep thinking how I wouldn't have been there for them if I had gone home on the day or decided to go out bodyboarding in a different direction," revealed Billy.


Rere Rock Slide: two inches of water

Bodyboarders have been ridding the Rere Rock Slide, in New Zealand.

If you were complaining about riding waves in shallow waters and rocky reefs, take a look at Jenna and Jordan. They've headed to Wharekopae River and decided to document an original slide, with two inches of water below.

All you need is a bodyboard and a surf camera. Then it's just pure fun. The adventurers launched from the top of the rockslide and rode the 60-meter long track at full throttle.


Jeff Wilcox Memorial: a memorable bodyboarding event

The 17th edition of the Jeff Wilcox Memorial will return to the Great Lakes, in New South Wales, between August 30th-31st, 2014.

The Jeff Wilcox Memorial 2014 is more than a bodyboarding competition. The event focus on building new and positive relationships, and sharing life experiences, in honor of a young man who passed away at the age of 14.

The 2014 edition will see riders catching waves in five categories: Junior, Open Men, Open Women, Drop Knee and Masters. And there will be a surprise in the judging tower.