Tristan Roberts: fly me to the moon | Photo: Seth Phitides

Tristan Roberts has claimed the Tand Invitational 2014, in powerful eight-foot (2.5 meters) South African surf.

Despite the cold temperatures felt in Cape Town, the exciting waves promised a day full of action. As swell lines hit the reef, perfect speedy barrels funneled across the peak, allowing deep tube rides and huge airs.

The final saw Tristan Roberts battling against Johan De Goede, Henk Esterhuysen and Iain Campbell. Iain boosted the biggest backflip of the event but, unfortunately, wasn't able to land it properly.


Puerto Rico: fine barrels

The Encanto Pro 2014 has been cancelled. The APB World Tour is down to a total of eight stages.

Natasha Sagardia, the director of the Puerto Rico bodyboarding contest, has announced that the seventh stop on the Association of Professional Bodyboarders (APB) World Tour will not be run.

"Due to time constraints the organisers, CLEO LLC regrets to inform that the Encanto Pro Puerto Rico will not be contested in 2014," explains Sagardia.


Maxime Castillo: fast and talented

Maxime Castillo has released a documentary on his bodyboarding winter season at Pipeline, on the Oahu's North Shore.

Perfect classic Pipe barrels. What else could a French wave rider ask for? While the weather and wave conditions were ugly back in the land of croissants, the Hawaiian jewel was pumping glassy tubes.

Castillo traveled with his friends from the Ocean Roots, a surf club headquartered at Arcachon, in the southwest France. They've witnessed Ben Player's grand victory at the Pipe Pro 2014, and got inspired to improve their performance.