- 15 January 2014 | Bodyboarding
The world's best bodyboarders have announced the creation of the Association of Professional Bodyboarders (APB).
Alex Leon, Mike Stewart, Jeff Hubbard, Mark McCarthy, Ryan Hardy, Craig Hadden, Guilherme Tâmega, Chico Garritano, Karla Costa and Diogo Marques are the founding riders of the newly formed Association of Professional Bodyboarders.
"The governing body that represents the world's bodyboarding athletes, event promoters and officials of the sport of Bodyboarding", it can be read in APB's Facebook page.
"This group is a collaboration of athletes, officials and event promoters to represent the athletes of the sport and to steer the sport into a positive direction and protect its credibility".
- 14 January 2014 | Bodyboarding
In the beginning, water sports fanatics were riding a mat. No wax, no design, no hard slick bottoms, no leash. Just pure fun in the waves. Mat surfing is celebrating its 80th anniversary.
The magic carpet that glided over the surface of the waves had its glory days, a long time ago. George Greenough is widely considered the father of modern mat surfing, although he is not the inventor of the object itself.
In the early 1960s, the creative rider born in Santa Barbara had already given birth to kneeboards. The air mattress revolution soon followed.
- 10 January 2014 | Bodyboarding
Jonathan Bernon and Greg Vorster have released a video featuring an interesting shore break adventure along the African coastline.
Shore breaks are fun and dangerous, at the same time. It's a give-and-take game. Riding with your slick against the sand is not for all, but some bodyboarders are not willing to miss an opportunity.
This time, Jonathan Bernon and Greg Vorster traveled to a spot, somewhere in the African coastline, where uncrowded shore breaks and desert beaches greet you with a smile.