Matias Diaz: a Chilean star | Photo: ISA/Gonzalo Muñoz

The second day of competition at the 2014 ISA World Bodyboard Championship was marked by high scores and high-performance prone riding.

Iquique delivered incredible waves and increased in size to four-to-six foot with occasional bigger sets at Punta 1, allowing for deep barrel rides, radical air sections, and critical turns.

In the Open Men's, a new high score of the event was posted by the local Chilean team member Matias Diaz, who earned an impressive total heat score of 16.67.

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Bodypo: a bodyboard/paipo made of cork and fiberglass | Photo: California Surfcraft

An alternative San Francisco-based surf craft company has developed a new kind of board. The "Bodypo" is shaped like a bodyboard but thin like a paipo.

The world is changing, and the surf industry is adapting to new times. California Surfcraft, a sustainable surfing project led by Dave Hahn, has designed a hybrid bodyboard/paipo board. In other words, the beautiful "Bodypo" combines the performance and response of a bodyboard with the speed of a paipo.

"The 'Bodypo' design and construction is a big step forward in sustainable surf design, while maintaining, and in some ways improving, on performance," Hahn tells SurferToday.com.

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Hubboards: Jeff checks the rail

Hubboards have officially launched the Quad Core bodyboard series.

In the last two years, the brand founded by Jeff and Dave Hubbard has developed a new and exclusive core. After testing and perfecting it, the first units are ready to hit the market.

"We fused two different layers of polypropylene around a robust, reactive intermediate layer called tension tech mesh suspension. The bottom layer was designed for speed and projection, and the top layer was designed for softer landings," Hubboards explain.

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