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- 13 July 2017 | Bodyboarding
The air forward is a very elegant and timeless bodyboarding maneuver, but it takes a lot of practice to get it right.
A fast wave with a good looking vertical ramp will help you get airborne and then rotate before landing on an open face. The hardest part is initiating the spin.
Timing is critical - you need to hit the lip of the wave at the right moment. If you don't, you'll either get caught by the breaking lip or land in the back of the wave.
- 10 July 2017 | Bodyboarding
Pierre-Louis Costes claimed the 2017 Arica Chilean Challenge, in Chile.
The French backflipper returned to competition in great style boosted by spectacular six-to-ten-foot waves. After attending his son's birth in Portugal, Costes smashed the event and got back in the world title race.
In the quarterfinals, Costes showed total commitment to the sport by attempting to land a 720.
- 07 July 2017 | Bodyboarding
Claudia Ferrari is one of those names that you can't miss when discussing the history of female bodyboarding.
She was born in Sao Paulo and started surfing at Guarujá Beach. According to some reports, Ferrari was one of the first to own a bodyboard in her country, in 1983.
She won several national contests and, a few years later, became a familiar face during the winter seasons on the North Shore of Oahu. In 1990, she finished runner-up in the world tour but, five years later, she was crown the GOB World Tour champion.