- 16 December 2008 | Bodyboarding
Sam Buckle's latest offering, I Try Stupid Things, sees Sam focusing his keen editing skills and love for crazy waves almost entirely on Cornwall, and he has captured some amazing looking slab, wedge and backwash footage.
The film is also very strong on DK action throughout and features a ripped section by Aidan Salmon, along with some shocking footage of Kirstin Prisk kicking out the tail in nothing but his underpants.
Overall there is a very 'up close and personal' feel to a lot of the action, which is guaranteed put a big fat smile on the face of your average adrenaline junky. The Sin City-style editing techniques are not only beyond anything you'll have seen in a UK bodyboarding DVD, they are way more advanced than many international bodyboarding DVDs. Sam's put some serious time into this project and it's paid off.
Running time: Approx. 45 minutes plus bonus sections.
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- 12 December 2008 | Bodyboarding
Five New Plymouth teens narrowly escaped drowning after being swept out to sea at Fitzroy Beach yesterday afternoon.
The group had been playing volleyball and decided on a change of pace so they jumped in the sea for a swim.
Soon after entering the choppy windswept water, a strong rip took hold of them, pulling them out to sea and along the beach.
Only quick action by body boarders and surfers averted what the victims say could have been a very tragic day.
One of the rescuers was self-employed builder Jason Buchanan.
The 17-year-old had been body boarding with a friend when the group first got into trouble and was quick to get involved in their rescue.
"One girl asked me for my board so my mate Baxter took her in and I went out and helped the other four," he said.
Tom Jones, 17, said they had felt like their lives were in serious danger until Mr Buchanan arrived.
"Thank God for that Jason guy. If he wasn't there ... well, it would have been much worse."
Emma Hayward, 16, said she had been swimming at Fitzroy for as long as she could remember and had never experienced anything like the rip that dragged the group out to sea.
"We were just standing there up to our waist and then it came on so strong."
Surfer Johnny Mac, a lifeguard at New Plymouth's Aquatic Centre, had been watching the group from near the Fitzroy Surf Club.
As soon as he realised what was happening he grabbed his longboard and went out to help along with two other surfers and the body boarders.
- 11 December 2008 | Bodyboarding
The 2009 IBA Bodyboarding World Tour will have five Grand Slam events.
These premium stops will be held in Hawaii's Pipeline (17th-27th de February), Brasil (April), Australia's Shark Island (June), Portugal's Sintra Pro (26th-30th August) and Canary Islands' El Confital (December).
Each Grand Slam event will count 2000 points to the general rankings, as there will be other beaches where the bodyboarders will compete and get less points.
Moreover, the new 2009 IBA competition format will have a higher prize money purse for the Grand Slam stages.
Portugal will have three IBA events in 2009 - a Grand Slam competition in Sintra and two smaller stages in Peniche (9th-13th September) and Viana do Castelo (12th-16th August).
2009 IBA World Tour Grand Slam schedule:
Hawaii's Pipeline (17th-27th de February)
Australia's Shark Island (June)
Portugal's Sintra Pro (26th-30th August)
Canary Islands' El Confital (December)