Jacob Romero: Hawaiian expert | Photo: Lee Kelly

Jacob Romero has been crowned 2014 IBA Hawaii Pro Tour bodyboarding champion.

The 29-year-old ripper from Waiehu, Maui, was able to secure his lead in the overall rankings in the Westside Challenge, the last event of the season, held at Keaau.

Ben Severson, one of the ultimate bodyboarding pioneers, put on a jersey and returned to competition to prove that age does not affect performance.

Jeff Hubbard stole the 2014 edition of the Westside Challenge, but Jacob Romero ended up celebrating the Hawaiian title. When it was over, he was all smiles.

"Dreams do come true. I've been chasing this dream ever since I started competing professionally about nine years ago, and I can finally say I've done it. Yesterday was an epic day, and got to surf some amazing Pipeline straight after," expressed the rider from Maui.

Melanie Bartels won the event and was crowned 2014 IBA Hawaii Pro Women's Tour champion. Dayton Wago conquered the Drop-Knee division.

It's almost finals' day at Playa Llacolén. The 2018 Antofagasta Bodyboard Festival (ABF) continues in La Cupula, one of the finest boogie waves in Chile.

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Nic Rapa and Sean Silveira have taken out the second event of the 2018 Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour (PWT), held at Lake Allatoona's Dallas Landing Park, in Acworth, Georgia.

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