Jamie O'Brien: a bodyboarding expert

Jamie O'Brien, the multifaceted wave rider from Oahu, will compete at the APB Pipe Challenge 2014.


Make no mistake. Yes, it's him. The 2004 Pipe Masters champions will be competing in the most important event of the professional bodyboarding.

O'Brien, who has already got barreled with two surfboards, is seeded in Heat 5, Round 1 of the APBPipe Challenge 2014 against Hirotoshi Takehashi, Pedro Machado and Steve Rogers.

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Pipeline: welcoming pro bodyboarders since 1982

The strangest professional bodyboarding season of all time kicks off on the 14th February, 2014, in Pipeline, Hawaii.


Tension can't be hidden. The first waves of 2014 will be ridden in a completely new format. Born from the ashes of an institution named International Bodyboarding Association (IBA), a new circuit has emerged to save the honor of professional prone riding.

The Association of Professional Bodyboarders (APB) didn't have time to breathe. In less than two months, the organization led by Mike Stewart and friends managed to put up the APB Pipe Challenge 2014.

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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.

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