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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All set for the 2017 Portuguese Triple Crown of Bodyboarding

Portugal is ready to host three consecutive APB World Tour stages that might very well decide who the 2017 champion will be.

The world's best male and female bodyboarders will make Portugal their home for a month. In fact, there's a lot at stake. The Men's, Women's, Pro Junior and Drop-Knee world titles could be decided in the Iberian Peninsula.

The Portuguese leg kicks off with the prestigious Sintra Pro, the longest running event in pro bodyboarding. Praia Grande will once again deliver its punchy waves in an always shifty beach break.

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How to put on a pair of bodyboarding fins

Bodyboarding is a sport that requires you to wear swim fins. Let's learn how to put them on correctly.

Is is possible to catch waves and ride a bodyboard without a pair of flippers? Yes. Is it reasonable to paddle out on a boogie board? No.

Unlike in surfing, where you generally only need your arms to get into the wave, bodyboarding relies on leg and feet power to propel you forward through the water.

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