Arica Chilean Challenge: a fantastic event in a spectacular spot | Photo: Jimenez/APB

All eyes are on the Arica Chilean Challenge 2016, in Chile. The 4-Star event is the fourth stop on the 2016 APB Tour season.

Jared Houston, winner of the 2015 edition, will be looking forward to defending the title against an all-star roster of experienced and talented young bodyboarders.

The 2015 world champion is eighth on the APB Tour rankings, but a win in Chile will catapult him up the leaderboard.

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Joe Clarke: your new 2016 ABA Tour champion

Joe Clarke is the 2016 Australian bodyboarding champion. Ben Player won the Bodyboard King Northern Beaches Pro at Whale Beach.

The bodyboarder from the Gold Coast was knocked out early in the last event of the season, but he gathered enough points to get his hands on the ABA Tour title.

"It was a massive sense of relief. I was super anxious as I'd been in that position before where it was out of my hands, and Cramsie was ripping everything to shreds. But now it's over I'm super pumped. It feels incredible to have this elephant off my back!" expressed Joe Clarke.

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Alex Uranga: confident and motivated in Itacoatiara | Photo: Heusi/APB

Alex Uranga has taken out the Itacoatiara Pro 2016, in Brazil. He is now second on the APB Tour rankings behind Jeff Hubbard.

The bodyboarder from the Basque Country defeated the former world champion Pierre-Louis Costes in a tight final held in six-foot surf. The waves were not big, but there were plenty of ramps for airs.

Uranga opened his account with a 7.65-point ride and backed it up later with a near-perfect 9.75 wave. Costes tried to find the right waves for his trademark backflips, but luck was not on his side.

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