"InUtero": Michael Novy gets deeply pitted

Sunshine Coast's Michael Novy has never been afraid of empty, death-defying surf breaks. His latest short film puts him where he belongs - inside the pit.

Novy is one of the most confident and committed bodyboarders in Australia, and he only needed four days to find enough waves for "InUtero."

"In utero" is a Latin term meaning "in the womb," and after watching the Australian's latest edit, you'll clearly read the expression from a different perspective.

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Skup presents a radical new bodyboard design

Meet the Skup, the bodyboard with an hydrodynamically designed hull.

The system propels the board forward and makes it easier for the rider to catch more waves with less effort. It is an ideal pick for young bodyboarders who don't quite have the paddling strength to get in front of that wave.

"I am a Minnesota native and lifelong inventor. I happened to be in San Diego about a year and a half ago watching the kids in the waves bodyboarding, and saw the waves simply rolling underneath their boards. It just hit me: the board needs an intake to hook up on the wave," says Christopher Joyce, the founder of Skup.

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Mike Stewart, 54, tastes victory in Japan

You can't stop a veteran from chasing the sun. Mike Stewart has just won an APB World Tour event, in the southwest of Japan.

There you go. After a long journey, 54-year-old Mike Stewart returned to the highest spot on the podium. The Hawaiian won the 2017 Urban Research Tahara Pro, in Japan.

Stewart defeated three Japanese surfers in the final - Yoshitada Kondo, Yasuyuki Shibata, and Taira Takahashi - but victory only came in the last 30 seconds.

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