How to teach your kid to bodyboard

Are you on a week-long beach holiday? Have you bought bodyboard for your kid? Smart move. Get ready to introduce your offspring to the waves easily and safely. It is going to be fun.

Now that you're taking your toddler to the water, a few questions may have come up. What's the right age to teach a kid how to ride a boogie board? Is it safe to put a bodyboarder under a child's chest? How should he or she start?

There is no minimum age for learning to bodyboard. However, kids may start catching their first whitewater rollers by the time they reach three or four years.

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The 2018 APB World Tour schedule

The Association of Professional Bodyboarders (APB) released the provisional schedule for the 2018 APB World Tour.

The professional bodyboarding circuit will once again crown champions across four division. However, the 2018 APB World Tour will not kick off with the iconic Pipeline Invitational.

For reasons that remain unclear, the world's best bodyboarders will only start the season in Tahiti's Teahupoo, in April, meaning that the competitive year will be shortened to six months.

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Pat Caldwell suffers heavy wipeout at Sandy Beach

Pat Caldwell broke a collarbone while enjoying the shore break waves of Sandy Beach, in Oahu, Hawaii.

The legendary bodyboarder suffered a nasty injury while helping high school Conrad Morgan with water photography in a break he knows very well. Pat won his first contest at Sandy Beach in 1978.

According to his wife JJ Caldwell, Pat could not catch his breath for a while after getting obliterated by a wave like many others he had ridden before. The shot above was taken in the wave that sent him to the hospital.

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On January 17, 2018, Portuguese big wave surfer Hugo Vau had a day he will remember for the rest of his life at Nazaré's Praia do Norte, in Portugal.

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Nico von Lerchenfeld has had the time of his life at Surf Snowdonia, in Wales. But he was not there to surf.

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