Sandy Beach Challenge: eyeing Pipeline | Photo: IBA Hawaii

The third and penultimate event of the Kellogg's IBA Hawaii Pro Tour 2014 will be run between 6th-7th September, at Sandy Beach, on Oahu's South Shore.

Sandy Beach is famous for its bodysurfing, bodyboarding and surfing waves. It has long been a community hotspot and getting a front row parking lot spot is nearly impossible.

The Sandy Beach Challenge 2014 will deliver highly precious points for a seed into the Pipeline Pro 2015 competition, as well as points for the Hawaiian State title.

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Luz Marie Grande: a bodyboarding star in Latin America | Photo: Ardiel Jimenez

"Luz in Latin America" is a documentary film focused on one of the most important names in female bodyboarding.

In Latin America, Luz Marie Grande is a star. Not only because of her qualities as a bodyboarder, but also for her social work with disadvantaged children in Puerto Rico, Argentina, Brazil, and Peru.

After three years in the making, "Luz in Latin America" promises to reveal her whole life story, but also the origins of bodyboarding and the future of the sport in the region.

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Joana Schenker: she finally won the Miss Sumol Cup

Joana Schenker has conquered the Miss Sumol Cup 2014, in a tight final against defending champion Catarina Sousa, Fatima Zahara, and Marta Leitão, at Ilhavo, Portugal.

The bodyboarder from the Algarve had never won the event, which has been run nonstop since 2005. In previous editions, Schenker got two fourth places, and a third spot.

"I'm very happy because this is the best event in Europe and maybe in the world as it is specially designed for us. This victory was a goal I had. Waves were good, but the peak was always shifting. With the help of Chico from the jetty, it was easier to get it," says Joana Schenker.

The rider from Sagres opened the final with a blast. Her first couple of waves - a 6.33 and a 5.50-point ride - sealed the deal and left her opponents chasing high scores.

A total of 177 waves were ridden during the Miss Sumol Cup 2014. Catarina Sousa scored the best wave with 8.75 points from the judges in the semifinal. The Miss Congeniality award went to Ana Adão.

Miss Sumol Cup 2014 | Bodyboard Final

1. Joana Schenker (POR), 11.83
2. Catarina Sousa (POR), 10.91
3. Marta Leitão (POR), 9.67
4. Fatima Zahara (MOR), 9.36