- 26 August 2014 | Bodyboarding
Tahurai Henry has suffered a serious injury at Teahupoo, Tahiti.
The Polynesian bodyboarder participated in one of the free surfing sessions that preceded Billabong Pro Tahiti 2014 heats, alongside many local chargers.
Apparently, Henry suffered a horrific wipeout and broke his back. He was immediately taken to the Taravao hospital, but he will face a long period rehabilitation before returning to the vertical walls of Teahupoo.
- 23 August 2014 | Bodyboarding
David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, has been spotted bodyboarding in the waves of Polzeath, in Cornwall, England.
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and leader of the Conservative Party seems to be a fan of wave sports, just like the English monarchs. Prince Charles is an experienced windsurfer; William loves surfing.
Cameron, who is a regular cyclist, put on his C-Skins spring suit and grabbed a Tribord boogie board. The waves weren't big, but he found a few surf lines and fought them vigorously.
- 22 August 2014 | Bodyboarding
Amaury Lavernhe has conquered the Arica Chilean Challenge 2014, in Chile.
The final had two strong riders battling for precious points on the APB World Tour: Amaury Lavernhe and Pierre-Louis Costes, in a French affair. Guilherme Tamega and Alex Uranga were third, only losing in the semifinals.
In his first wave of the final, Amaury scored an amazing barrel ride to collect 9.25 points. Later, the bodyboarder from Reunion Island stole the show with an incredible last-minute wave: a huge air reverse, scored as a Perfect 10-point ride. Costes' trademark backflips were not enough to conquer the judges.
"What a great joy! A special greeting to Pierre-Louis Costes, who forced me to outdo myself to win the event. Viva Chile, Arica, and Reunion!," expressed Lavernhe.