Ali Khushruwan: tasty win at the Maldives Open 2015 | Photo: Fadhuoo Images

Ali Khushruwan claimed the Bodyboarding division at the Maldives Open 2015, held in exciting four-to-five-foot surf at Lohis Point.

The local bodyboarder, who finished last year's event in the runner-up position, managed to beat Maldivian Ali Javed and Gavin Botha, winner of the 2014 contest.

"Last year, I was the runner-up, so this feels unbelievable to be the winner this year. I've been training hard, and the waves being bigger this year helped me I think," underlined Khushruwan.

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Bodyboard Center: Pride's new flagship store | Photo: Pride

Pride has announced the opening of its Bodyboard Center, in Anglet, in the southwest of France.

Bodyboard shops are rare these days. The innovative 110-square-meter space will feature a retail and concept store with a broad range of prone riding boards from multiple brands such as Pride, NMD, Versus, Stealth, and Found.

"Anglet is the place where I started bodyboarding 25 years ago. For me, it's personal because I grew up and created the brand in Anglet," explains Imanol Arrizabalaga, founder of Pride.

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Tanner McDaniel: a bodyboard painting at The Wedge

The skinny Hawaiian is back. Tanner McDaniel visited The Wedge, in Newport Beach, and the result is simultaneously striking and inspiring.

In the past, he was seen as Mike Stewart's protégé. But the pupil evolved, and years passed. McDaniel is 16 years old, and some say he resembles Jeff Hubbard.

The truth is that the future of bodyboarding is bright and colorful. Tanner traveled all the way to California and put on a brilliant show of airs and vertical drops.

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