Praia do Norte, Nazaré: world's best prepare to get barreled | Photo: Jorge Brás/Creative Commons

The 2015 Association of Professional Bodyboarders (APB) World Tour will feature 14 stages, including Teahupoo, Nazaré and Maldives.

The 2015 APB World Tour schedule is out. There are seven 5-star events (Arica, Itacoatiara, New South Wales, Maldives, Nazaré, Teahupoo, and Middles Beach), five 4-star contests (Bahia, Vario, Sintra, South Africa, and a Brazilian beach), a 3-star event (Chile), and a 2-star competition (Isla Margarita).

The world bodyboarding circuit will kick off on the 8th May, 2015, with the Arica Chilean Challenge. However, the APB World Tour notes "events will be confirmed three months prior to their start date."

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Jacob Romero: Hawaiian expert | Photo: Lee Kelly

Jacob Romero has been crowned 2014 IBA Hawaii Pro Tour bodyboarding champion.

The 29-year-old ripper from Waiehu, Maui, was able to secure his lead in the overall rankings in the Westside Challenge, the last event of the season, held at Keaau.

Ben Severson, one of the ultimate bodyboarding pioneers, put on a jersey and returned to competition to prove that age does not affect performance.

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Guillermo Cobo: the Frontón King 2014

Guillermo Cobo has conquered the Frontón King 2014, at Galdar, Canary Islands.

El Frontón didn't deliver the biggest waves of all time, but the Canarian beast did provide pretty contestable rides. If you're a bodyboarding enthusiast, then this spot is for you, no matter if it's pumping six or ten-foot ramps.

Guillermo Cobo opened the final with a three-point wave for an aerial move; Rodriguez answered with a clear rounded rollo awarded with 4.5 points.

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