Ryan Hardy: finding the exit

In 2014, Ryan Hardy will dedicate his time to freesurfing, pulling new moves, coaching at his own bodyboarding school, and traveling. The world bodyboarding tour is not in his plans.

After announcing a move to Funkshen Bodyboards, Ryan Hardy confirmed he will not be participating in an alternative world tour held by the Association of Professional Bodyboarders (APB).

"The tour is experiencing some uncertainty right now, but there is more than enough passionate, experienced bodyboarders in the political mix to push this tour forward for years to come," he told our friends at Riptide Magazine.


Guilherme Tamega: it's always difficult to pick the right colors

Uri Valadao has signed a contract with Guilherme Tamega's brand new GT Boards.

The 2008 IBA World Tour champion will be riding GT Boards by Guilherme Tâmega. Valadao was born on the 30th Abril, 1985, in Salvador, Brazil.

He first rode a board when he was eight years old. Uri Valadao has conquered five Brazilian bodyboarding titles, and clinched his maiden world trophy in 2008, after finishing runner-up in 2007.


Ben Mackinnon: training your muscles for the El Rollo

Ben Mackinnon has developed a specific physical training program for bodyboarders.

The sport of bodyboarding demands proper workout routines. You can't just paddle out and pull the most complex maneuvers without warming up.

If you really want to keep developing your bodyboarding skills, you must embed physical exercises in your life in order to keep your muscles and lungs ready for action.