Jared Houston: he loved the Itacoatiare wedges | Photo: Tony Dandrea/APB World Tour

Jared Houston has claimed the Itacoatiara Pro 2014, held in Niteroi, Brazil.

The South African bodyboarder defeated former world champion Pierre Louis Costes, in the decisive heat, with thick six-foot waves pumping in the Brazilian wedge.

Houston had a tough clash in the quarterfinals, as he had to beat an in-form Mike Stewart. The Hawaiian proved that age is no barrier, and forced Jared to give all he had.


2014 Itacoatiara Pro: this wave is amazing | Photo: Tony Dandrea/APB World Tour

The Itacoatiara Pro 2014 kicked off with powerful 6-8 foot (2-to-2.5 meter) waves.

Six months later, the APB World Tour 2014 is in the water. Round 1 was full of Brazilians eager to show off their skills in the agitated surf. As competition moved to Round 2, Lucas Faria scored the highest wave score of the day: a 9-point wave.

In Round 3, experience paid off. Wildcard Dudu Pedra used his local knowledge to advance in second place behind Israel Salas. Salas scored an 8.75 and 7.50 for 16.25 points, the highest heat total of the event so far.


The 8: attacking the shorebreak

"The 8" is the second bodyboarding movie from Will Hodgett.

For two years, Will Hodgett captured the beauty of bodyboarding in his video camera. He traveled with the world's best riders to the most amazing beach breaks and wedges. Now, he's ready to show us his game.

A cube has eight vertices, "The 8" features eight personalities who have changed the sport of bodyboarding, in recent times. They represent different styles, random generations and a few nationalities.