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- 02 October 2017 | Bodyboarding
Iain Campbell has taken out the 2017 Viana World Bodyboard Championship, at Praia da Arda, Viana do Castelo, in the north of Portugal.
The South African bodyboarder won his second consecutive APB World Tour event and cemented his reputation in the Portuguese beach breaks. Campbell displayed a solid and confident performance in Sintra and Viana.
For the Viana final, Pierre-Louis Costes and Iain Campbell met in wind-affected, three-to-six-foot waves. Despite the tricky ocean conditions, both riders found a few opportunities in a shifty lineup.
- 26 September 2017 | Bodyboarding
Sari Ohhara has taken out the 2017 Bodyboard Girls Experience in six-to-eight-foot waves, in Madeira.
The 2017 Bodyboard Girls Experience confirmed that Madeira has world-class waves. The top female riders on the APB World Tour got barreled in perfect-peeling rollers at Fajã da Areia.
The truth is that there was a lot on the line for the bodyboarder girls. For example, Joana Schenker secured her fourth consecutive European Tour of Bodyboard (ETB) title.
- 20 September 2017 | Bodyboarding
Bodyboarding is the art of riding waves in a prone position.
According to surf historians, the sport has its roots in the islands of the Pacific. The Polynesian people were the first to slid across ocean waves lying on paipo boards.
The ancient practice of catching waves in a prone position later evolved to stand-up wave riding, which could very well mean that the origins of bodyboarding are older than those of surfing.