What is a bodyboard stringer?

Today, bodyboards are more than just a soft sponge made for riding summer waves.

In the past, you had to switch boards whenever the wave conditions changed. Fortunately, bodyboarding equipment evolved, and now, with stringers, you can ride the same board all year round.

With the advent of stringer systems, bodyboards became complex hydrodynamic mechanisms ready to excel in the most extreme ocean conditions.

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How to stand-up bodyboard

It is one of the sport's most forgotten disciplines. The stand-up bodyboarding movement had its heyday between the late 1980s and early 1990s, but it continues to be an exquisite art.

It takes practice to become a stand-up bodyboarder. But if you're an accomplished surfer or a drop-knee enthusiast, it will be easier to stand up on the boogie board while trimming the wave at full speed.

The first thing you need to take into consideration is the board you're riding. If you're trying stand-up bodyboarding for the first time, grab a larger board than your regular option.

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Iain Campbell is the 2017 APB World Tour champion

Iain Campbell has been crowned the 2017 APB World Tour champion.

The South African bodyboarder clinched his maiden world bodyboarding title in the sand banks of Nazaré's Praia do Norte, in Portugal.

Campbell is the third South African bodyboarder to win a world title. The first was Andre Botha (1998 and 1999), and the second rider was Jared Houston (2015).

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